By Susan Peabody
A seminal paintings on bad and obsessive behaviors in love, and the way to alter habit to have a favorable courting. This 3rd version incorporates a new advent and revisions to the textual content throughout.
Some indicators of affection dependancy contain love in the beginning sight, over the top fantasizing, irregular jealousy, nagging, and accepting dishonesty.
Even relationships with mom and dad, youngsters, siblings, or pals will be addictive dependency isn't regularly with regards to romantic love.
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The codependent love addict is only one of the many kinds of love addicts. I have chosen the occasion of the 2005 edition of Addiction to Love to elaborate on this. I call the “classic” love addict an Obsessed Love Addict. Obsessed Love Addicts (OLAs) are totally taken over by their romantic passion and chase after people even if they are unavailable, emotionally distant, afraid to commit, unable to communicate, unloving, abusive, controlling, selfish, or addicted to something outside the relationship—hobbies, drugs, alcohol, sex, someone else, gambling, and so on.
Armed with a teaching credential, a desire to be instrumental in helping others, and the support of all my friends, I approached the principal of a local adult school. He was very enthusiastic about the general subject matter of the course I wanted to teach, but he encouraged me not to limit myself to just the issues presented in Robin Norwood’s book. He also wanted me to allow men in my class. ” Excited about the challenge of teaching “Addiction to Love,” I set aside Robin Norwood’s book for awhile and began reading other literature about obsessive behavior in relationships.
While most love addicts will not end up breaking the law in the name of love, the hungry heart should not be underestimated. Addiction to love is insidious and progressive; anything can happen if recovery is not initiated. When a crime is committed because of obsession and dependency, love addicts pay a heavy price. Sometimes they must spend all or some of their lives in prison. They must also live with the guilt they feel for subjecting themselves and others to their temporary insanity. Even if they are not caught, love addicts have to live with the remorse and the loss of self-esteem that results from being powerless over an addiction.
Addiction to love: Overcoming obsession and dependency by Susan Peabody