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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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Signs of Romance Addiction

Posted by on 09 26 14 in Love Addiction News | Comments Off on Signs of Romance Addiction

Men Can Experience Love and Romance Addiction When Dale showed up for his first SLAA (Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous) meeting, he was certain he was there for help strictly with his history of sexual acting out. His girlfriend of the last year had threatened to leave, and he was tired of the way his relationships seemed to repeatedly be ruined by his sexual behavior. For years, he’d just considered himself a “man’s man”—one who liked football, and beer and, of course, women. But he was 40 now and he finally thought he wanted the same thing so many of his friends had had for...

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Men Experience Love Addiction, Too

Posted by on 08 04 14 in Love Addiction News | Comments Off on Men Experience Love Addiction, Too

“I never saw a more promising inclination. He was growing quite inattentive to other people, and wholly engrossed by her. Every time they met, it was more decided and remarkable. At his own ball he offended two or three young ladies by not asking them to dance, and I spoke to him twice myself, without receiving an answer. Could there be finer symptoms? Is not general incivility the very essence of love?”  – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice If you were to create a timeline of Andrew’s life, you might notice a distinct pattern. Interspersed between the binge drinking in high...

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