Are You Love Addicted?

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

Love addiction, also known as relationship addiction and romance addiction, is diagnosed using the same general criteria as sex and porn 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 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 ‘rush’ of new romance. So love addiction is not about love any more than sex addiction is about sex.

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