Posts Tagged "Women"

Exhibitionism, Fixation With Romance Among Signs Of Female Sex Addiction

Posted by on 06 30 15 in Sexual Addiction | Comments Off on Exhibitionism, Fixation With Romance Among Signs Of Female Sex Addiction

Exhibitionism, Fixation With Romance Among Signs Of Female Sex Addiction

Recent findings from researchers at an American university indicate that women affected by sex addiction commonly have symptoms that differ substantially from the symptoms found in their male counterparts. Much of the scientific and popular literature on sex addiction focuses on men. However, current research shows that women can also develop this form of behavioral addiction. In a study review published in late 2014 in Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, a team of researchers from West Chester University compared the typical symptoms of sex...

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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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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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Can Love Addiction Be Mistaken As Drama?

Posted by on 12 27 14 in Love Addiction News | Comments Off on Can Love Addiction Be Mistaken As Drama?

Can Love Addiction Be Mistaken As Drama?

If you took a look at Savannah’s social media, you might easily believe she had it all—high-end designer clothes, trips around the world, always on the arm of a handsome (though much older) man. The food she ate looked like art and even her “bored” and “sleepy” posts looked like something out of a Vogue shoot. But if you followed Savi for any length of time, you might notice that periodically, the men changed, and so did her apparent outlook. At times—not infrequently—Savi openly posted images of herself crying, mascara running down her cheeks in what could only be for her, a...

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Love Addiction: A 20-Year Fixation

Posted by on 11 29 14 in Romance Addiction | Comments Off on Love Addiction: A 20-Year Fixation

Love Addiction: A 20-Year Fixation

Love addiction, despite the name, is a deeply self-destructive behavior. Seeking the intense high that comes with a new sexual partner, love addicts often go through dozens of relationships, only to bail when things get too real. Shonda is a 37-year-old mother of two—successful, smart, outgoing and happily married. She says Rob couldn’t be a better husband, that he stands by her side in all matters, does more than 50 percent of the housework, and is an amazing father and loving partner. She’s happy to be exactly where she is and as the years go by, she envisions no changes. The only...

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