Are You Love Addicted?

Knowledge is being aware of what you can do. Wisdom is knowing when not to do it.

Love addiction, also known as relationship addiction and romance addiction, is diagnosed using the same general criteria as sexual addiction (and all other addictions).

  • An ongoing preoccupation to the point of obsession with intense romantic fantasies and new relationships.
  • An inability to exercise control over romantic fantasies and new relationships.
  • Negative consequences directly and/or indirectly related to out-of-control romantic fantasies and serial relationships.

Interestingly, love addicts are not actually seeking love. What they’re really chasing, over and over and over, is the emotional escape provided by the “rush” of new romance.

Just for Today
Think about whether you’re seeking love, or a neurochemical rush that helps you escape from life.