Posts Tagged "Love Addiction"

Childhood Neglect At Root Of Love Addiction

Posted by on 06 10 15 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on Childhood Neglect At Root Of Love Addiction

Childhood Neglect At Root Of Love Addiction

A woman whose brand of love quickly becomes suffocating, had been divorced three times and left at the altar once. She finally seeks help for love addiction. Maura cried to her therapist that she was the woman who always got left; everyone she’d ever loved had abandoned her. She only wanted a relationship that could be strong and committed—but no one else seemed to want that. Men just used Maura for sex, she believed, or for the ways she liked to care for her partners: cooking meals, buying little gifts, handling bills and laundry. Men were such terrible users! she cried, but to this her...

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What It Means to Be A Love Addict

Posted by on 05 30 15 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on What It Means to Be A Love Addict

What It Means to Be A Love Addict

Love addictions, like other types of process addictions, are difficult to overcome and can wreck your life. Most people have no idea what it means to be a love addict, but if you are in the middle of a love addiction, it is probably impacting every area of your life. Find out what it really means to be a love addict, how to recognize the signs of love addiction and how to get help so that you can learn to have a healthy relationship with love. Love Addicts Are Hooked On Feelings Love addiction is a process or behavioral addiction. This means that instead of becoming dependent on a chemical...

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A Personal Story Of Realization And Finding The Right Recovery Group For Love Addiction

Posted by on 04 29 15 in Co-Occurring Issues | Comments Off on A Personal Story Of Realization And Finding The Right Recovery Group For Love Addiction

A Personal Story Of Realization And Finding The Right Recovery Group For Love Addiction

I’ve been on the road to recovery from addiction for over 20 years. My personal journey began with recognizing my issues with alcohol and substances. Though I never entered an in-patient rehabilitation program, I went to AA meetings and NA meetings and created a solid, sober, alcohol- and substance-free life. I felt healthy and whole, for the most part, but at a certain point I realized I was having issues with relationships: I couldn’t stay in one. I would quickly get bored and begin looking for something new and exciting. I was always thinking about what was next. While in committed...

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Love Addiction: Digging Up The Roots

Posted by on 03 11 15 in Sexual Addiction | Comments Off on Love Addiction: Digging Up The Roots

Love Addiction: Digging Up The Roots

My journey toward recovery from love addiction has been far more complicated than my journey toward recovery from my addictions to alcohol, substances and sex. As I’ve progressively peeled back layer upon layer of addictive behaviors, behavior patterns and self-destructive activities that I wrestled with for decades, I slowly came to believe that this notion of love addiction was at the core of it all. It’s the kernel, the seed, the root cause of which all of my other issues are symptoms. When I came to that realization, it was like a giant weight was lifted from my shoulders. I finally...

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