Posts Tagged "Relationship 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

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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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

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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Proven Ways To Overcome Relationship Addiction

Posted by on 02 14 15 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on Proven Ways To Overcome Relationship Addiction

Love addiction is a strange thing. How can it be wrong to be in love with love? Anything that becomes addictive, no matter how pure to begin with, does you no good. Love addiction can take many forms, including an obsession with being in relationships. If you always feel like you need to be in a relationship with someone and you’re devastated when one ends, even if it doesn’t make you happy or if you don’t particularly like the person you’re with, you could be a love addict with a concentration in relationships. It’s time to get over that desperate need and to learn to have a normal...

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Is Your Relationship Addictive?

Posted by on 12 17 14 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on Is Your Relationship Addictive?

Relationship addicts (sometimes referred to as love addicts) are like most anyone else. They long for happy relationships in which they can share their hopes and desires and in which they can have their needs met. But underlying every relationship addiction is an intimacy disorder. True intimacy requires unreserved honesty—being willing to be vulnerable to another person by sharing your deepest truths. Relationship Addicts Playing Out Old Traumas As a result of dysfunction occurring in important relationships during childhood, addicts are unconsciously seeking someone with whom to play out...

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What Is a Codependent Relationship? Part 1

Posted by on 05 24 14 in Love Addiction News | Comments Off on What Is a Codependent Relationship? Part 1

This is the first in a two-part series. Before defining codependent relationships and helping you to discern if your relationship shows signs of unhealthy dependence or codependency, it is necessary to look at codependency as a whole. What is codependency and what are the characteristics of people who might be labeled codependent? The category is admittedly so broad that it would be possible to classify nearly everyone as manifesting some degree of codependency. This is simply the nature of being in community with other people and bringing our sometimes less-than-healthy personality traits...

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