Addiction to love: Overcoming obsession and dependency by Susan Peabody

By Susan Peabody

A seminal paintings on bad and obsessive behaviors in love, and the way to alter habit to have a good courting. This 3rd version features a new creation and revisions to the textual content throughout.
Some signs of affection habit comprise love initially sight, over the top fantasizing, irregular jealousy, nagging, and accepting dishonesty.
Even relationships with mom and dad, little ones, siblings, or acquaintances will be addictive dependency isn't consistently on the topic of romantic love.

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They must also learn to leave relationships that have become toxic Ambivalent Love Addicts, on the other hand, need to find a healthy relationship and stay engaged even when their fear threatens to overwhelm them. Love addiction can be complicated, and recovery should involve both therapy and 12-step programs. Enough about the problem of love addiction. Let’s talk about recovery. Recovery for love addiction is still the same today as it was when I first wrote this book. You must face your shortcomings, get help, heal the wounds of your childhood, build self-esteem, and end relationships when they are abusive or not meeting your primary needs for an extended period of time.

SØREN KIERKEGAARD in Works of Love Love addicts are preoccupied in an unhealthy way with either a person, a relationship, or romance. The movie Fatal Attraction illustrates the plight of the love addict obsessed with a person. Glen Close is obsessed with Michael Douglas. She has to have him or die trying. Other love addicts are more addicted to the idea of being in a relationship than they are to any particular person. I call these people relationship addicts and there are two types. There are the relationship addicts who can easily let go of their partner, but they can’t conceive of themselves as being without someone.

Even after love addicts have separated from a partner, they often keep the addiction alive by dreaming of being reunited. Fantasizing, it seems, carries the addiction forth. It keeps the infatuation, preoccupation, and obsession alive. Since fantasizing about relationships is second nature to most people, it is important to know when it is normal and when it becomes symptomatic of an addiction. Here are some guidelines. How much time do you spend fantasizing? Too much time? Is it hard to stop fantasizing once you have started?

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