By Susan Peabody
A seminal paintings on dangerous and obsessive behaviors in love, and the way to alter habit to have a good courting. This 3rd version incorporates a new advent and revisions to the textual content throughout.
Some indicators of affection habit comprise love before everything sight, over the top fantasizing, irregular jealousy, nagging, and accepting dishonesty.
Even relationships with mom and dad, teenagers, siblings, or neighbors should be addictive dependency isn't really constantly regarding romantic love.
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We see this dramatized time and time again in romance novels. When I was growing up my favorite book was about a woman who waited twenty years for her lover to return from the Crusades. HURTING OTHERS The devil made me do it. FLIP WILSON Love addicts are emotionally immature and find it easy to see their needs of the moment as a life or death struggle. When caught up in their obsession, they become very self-absorbed. In this state of mind they are unable to divide their time between all the people who want or need their attention.
Sometimes these obsessions are the remnants of a love affair that has been cut short by death, divorce, abandonment, or other circumstances. At other times, the obsession is the byproduct of unrequited, or forbidden love that has never been consummated. Whatever the circumstances, this type of passionate obsession always feels like a flame of desire that never goes out. There are several unconscious motivations for obsessing on and off about the same person over the years. Sometimes it becomes the love addict’s way of meeting his or her need for romantic stimulation in between relationships.
I have finally put love and romance into perspective. Love is grand, as they say, but it is not worth dying for. To my newest readers, let me say that there is hope for those who suffer from love addiction. Reach out for help and change. This is the secret to recovery. Love addiction goes into remission, and life gets better—even glorious sometimes—if you change. net. —Susan Peabody January 2005 Preface to the First Edition I first became interested in the subject of obsessive behavior in relationships when Robin Norwood released her book Women Who Love Too Much.