Love can be addictive
Might as Well Face It: Love Can be Addictive
As difficult as it may be to admit, most of us have faced addiction at some point in our lives, be it to something as ‘innocent’ yet harmful as sugar, or something far more destructive, such as nicotine or prescription medications. Addictions are always hard to let go of, and many of us spend weeks, months, or even years trying to ‘detoxify’ ourselves of substances, situations or people. Often, however, the problem lies within and needs to be addressed from a deeper perspective, if we have a chance of recovery.
Psychologists often say that of all the addictions, one of the hardest to overcome, is an addiction to love. The latter differs from healthy love, which is uplifting and positive. Love addiction creates negativity in our lives, it makes us desperate, and wrests from our self-esteem. It arises when we do not love or respect ourselves enough; when we do not know how to set limits. We all deserve to be happy and to find someone who enhances our lives, accepts us for who we are and works alongside us to achieve common goals. If you or a loved one have an addiction to love, the following article will help you identify problem behavior and find help for your addiction. – Mel Williams –