Jun 8, 2021 in Life Coaching
Are You Addicted to Love?
See what the signs are and what you can do about this.
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How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
In this article, we will give some love relationship tips for those who might be addicted to love. We also share articles written by registered professionals on WikiExpert, that others, just like you, found helpful.
Just like narcotics, alcohol, sex, gambling, etc, love is another addiction that is commonly overlooked. Love is a part of our lives and it is a beautiful thing and truly one of the most amazing stages of our lives.
So, you're probably thinking, what could be so wrong about being a love addict. When you're addicted to love, you'll constantly find yourself chasing it, being in unhealthy relationships, etc. We will discuss the signs of this addiction and why it can be harmful. Being a love addict means that you're not really in love with your partner but you're in love with "love".
Are you codependent in relationships? Read this article to see the signs and learn more. Written by Denell Henefield, Online Life Coach.
Causes of love addiction
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There are a few possible reasons for love addiction. Genetics and trauma are common causes. Also a lack of self-esteem, self-love can also be responsible for causing a love addiction. These also stem from childhood and then carried through to adulthood.
Oxytocin (known as the love hormone) also plays a major role in love addiction. As many seek out to trigger this hormone.
Signs and symptoms of a love addiction
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You feel incomplete without a partner
As a love addict, you'll find that you cannot be single for long periods of time. You constantly need a partner.
Dumping partners once the novelty has worn off
Like with every relationship, the initial and early stages are when it's at its best. At this stage, it's easy for you to get carried away and swept off your feet.
However, when this stage bypasses, you find that you can no longer continue with the relationship. So, you break it off in order to search for another partner.
Picking partners that are not suitable or compatible with you
Let's face it, each and every individual has their own criteria for choosing partners. You might want someone with a certain personality or someone who shares the same interests as you. However, if you're a love addict, you might find yourself with partners with whom you are not compatible with and you make the wrong choices.
Learn how to choose relationships that make you happy. Read this article by Elizabeth Smith, Online Life Coach.
Depending on a partner to make you feel good
Like with drugs and alcohol, the addict uses it to make himself feel good. With love addicts, love and partners are used to make themselves feel better. So, if you find yourself relying completely on your partner for happiness, this is a major sign of love addiction.
Constantly on the hunt for "the one"
We all long to find our soulmate and "the one". However, this is just a stepping stone for most. A love addict will strive to find this and is constantly and tirelessly searching for "the one".
Neglecting work, family, etc
When you find a new partner, you'll find yourself neglecting other parts of your life in order to please this person. So, you might end up not going to work, no longer being there for your family, not doing the things you once enjoyed just to please your new partner.
Falling in and out of love quickly
Even though love can happen quickly for some, it usually takes time to deepen and develop. Love addicts will find themselves falling in love very quickly and so deeply that it feels like real love and it's practically convincing.
Love addicts can also fall out of love very quickly. For people who are genuinely in love and if a breakup happens, it would take time to heal.
See what the foundation of a successful relationship is and how to build it. Read this article by Ann Verster, Online Life Coach.
You idealize your partner at first
For love addicts, it's common for you to idealize your partners at first but once the relationship has reached its expiry date, you'll then start to undermine and devalue the person. Whereas in a real love relationship, you'd be aware of your partner's strengths and weaknesses and you accept them.
Getting over a love addiction may not be easy but it's not impossible. It's time to start prioritizing and putting yourself first! You need to find out what makes you happy rather than love and relationships.
Now is the time to start investing in yourself. You can read relationship articles that were written by professionals on WikiExpert and that others found helpful and also follow the topic to stay up-to-date.
Alternatively, you can book a session with one of our Online Relationship Coaches or Counselors to help you move forward from this.