Posts Tagged "Therapy"

Love Addiction: Digging Up The Roots

Posted by on 03 11 15 in Sexual Addiction | Comments Off on 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?

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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Should You Consider Separation as Part of Love Addiction Therapy?

Posted by on 10 02 14 in Love Addiction News | Comments Off on Should You Consider Separation as Part of Love Addiction Therapy?

Love addiction can be a silent killer of relationships that largely goes unnoticed by those who are caught up in the vicious cycle of drama and toxicity. Sure, they may understand something is not quite right, but that they actually have an addiction often doesn’t cross their minds. I used to fall into that category. Before I knew what love addiction was, I thought my relationship problems stemmed from my partner’s lack of common sense when it came to how to partner. I blamed, judged and criticized every time I felt neglected or rejected. That is, until someone recognized my addiction and...

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