Posts Tagged "Love Addicts"

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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How Fear Of Abandonment Leads To Love Addiction

Posted by on 03 28 15 in Love Addiction News | Comments Off on How Fear Of Abandonment Leads To Love Addiction

How Fear Of Abandonment Leads To Love Addiction

If you are a love addict, you probably have a habit of picking people who seem to require a lot of effort and energy. You spend a ton of time obsessing about the other person and working at making your relationships work. The men or women you get involved with are typically emotionally unavailable and may make you feel like they are ignoring or rejecting you. One of the most common characteristics of people who become love addicts is fear of abandonment. You may have been neglected or abandoned as a child. Now you are terrified of being abandoned, but you are drawn to people who repeatedly...

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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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Sex Addict Or Love Addict…Or Both?

Posted by on 02 28 15 in Co-Occurring Issues | Comments Off on Sex Addict Or Love Addict…Or Both?

Sex Addict Or Love Addict…Or Both?

I’ve been on the road to recovery for well over 20 years. I began my journey in Alcoholics Anonymous early in my 20s in order to deal with my issues with alcohol. Then I found Narcotics Anonymous several years later to work through my remaining substance issues. It was not until over a decade later, however, that I realized there might be another layer to my addictive tendencies when a close friend suggested I consider the idea that I might be a sex addict. At first, I didn’t think it was possible. Despite all evidence to the contrary, I had myself convinced that I was just an active guy...

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