Posts Tagged "Romance Addicts"

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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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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Understanding Love Addiction On Valentine’s Day & Tips To Enjoy The Day!

Posted by on 01 30 15 in Love Addiction News | Comments Off on Understanding Love Addiction On Valentine’s Day & Tips To Enjoy The Day!

Understanding Love Addiction On Valentine’s Day & Tips To Enjoy The Day!

In our society, romance and the experience of being in love seem to be the ultimate experience, the one true pleasure in life. What could be more fulfilling than knowing that someone completely adores you and worships the ground you walk on? That’s how love appears in the movies, anyway. Someone comes along and sweeps you off your feet, sees you as the most wonderful person on earth and can’t bear the thought of ever being separated from you again. Reality rarely lives up to that kind of fantasy. Some people are continually searching for the perfect romance, the happily ever after, the...

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Did He Mean The Things He Said?

Posted by on 01 14 15 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on Did He Mean The Things He Said?

Did He Mean The Things He Said?

When he told you over crème brulee and espresso that he thought he was falling in love with you, you believed him. Sure, it was only the third date, but he looked at you with such ardor and spoke so breathlessly that you were convinced he meant what he said. He kept this up for several more weeks, talking of the road trip he wanted to take with you, and how much his mother was going to love you, and did you want to help him pick out new bedding at Target — any bedding, really, as long as it had you in it? You quieted the warning voice in your head that told you he was going too fast. It...

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Romantic Addiction Mirrors Drug Addiction in Many Ways

Posted by on 02 20 14 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on Romantic Addiction Mirrors Drug Addiction in Many Ways

Romantic love is a wonderfully mysterious combination of physiology and psychology. Being in the presence of a loved one can produce a drop in blood pressure and a rise in the bonding chemicals oxytocin and dopamine. In some ways, romantic love emulates the responses which help drive drug addictions. The same emotional highs and lows occur and can be strongly motivating. Experts say that it’s hard to overstate the influence that role modeling has on children. This is especially true in terms of how a person defines loving behavior and relationships. The parent-child style of bonding and...

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