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SYMPTOMS OF LOVE ADDICTION

  • Love addicts confuse intense romance with love.
  • Love addicts confuse intense sexual experiences with love.
  • Love addicts experience painful love cravings when not in a relationship.
  • Love addicts fall in love easily and confuse first sight attraction with ‘true’ love.
  • Love addicts feel compelled to please their partner, even to cost of dismissing their own needs.
  • Love addicts are fearful to see their partner unhappy due to a fear of abandonment.
  • Are you addicted to love? Do you give too much love? Do you fall in painful love with unsuitable or unavailable partners?

FALLING IN LOVE

Falling in love in its healthy form takes place between two individuals who feel attracted to one-another and may, after a period of dating, fall in love. This blissful time, also called honeymoon or scientifically limerence, is a biological state of heightened neurotransmitters, and destined to wane after several months. A relationship may have established at this point with both partners entering into an interrelating commitment of sound emotional boundaries with retaining their sense of self, and individuality.

WHAT IS LOVE ADDICTION

Love addiction, in contrast, is a pathological attachment, influenced by intense limerence feelings, without being able to create a true emotional intimacy balance. Love addicts tend to form obsessional attachment bonds of adoration, passion, romance, and blind love without boundaries to a cost of losing their sense of self and sight of their own needs. Some love addicts depend on love to a degree of tolerating abuse from their partners, and may be unable to leave their toxic relationships. Women and men can get addicted to love, however, love addiction presents as a predominantly female problem. Check your love addiction symptoms with our FREE love addiction self screening test.

BEHAVIOURS OF LOVE ADDICTION

Love addiction may develop upon childhood neglect and love deprivation. Love deprivation may develop into love addiction with affected individuals finding relief in compensating their unfulfilled love hunger with extensive romantic love-fantasy, and real-life partners.

Love addiction presents in cycles of highs and withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms occur upon loss, or perceived loss, of love. Symptoms can be mild to severe and may present as intense feelings of painful rejection, fear of abandonment, unworthiness of love, low self esteem, loss of identity, confusion, despair, extreme anger, rage, intense love cravings, sadness, emerging depression, and, in the extreme, homicidal or suicidal thoughts, or actions.

Because love addicts are exposed to considerable risks of filling an almost bottomless need for love and acceptance in their own lives, their ability to accurately assess their partners motivation for relationship may be diminished. Love addicts may blur their own romantic expectations with their partner’s reality and needs, and may react excessively to emotional triggers of rejection or abandonment.

Painful disappointments may be too severe to beare. Love addicts tendencies include seeking, and finding, relief from their unbearable distress by dismissing, blaming, devaluing, and punishing their partner, or hastily trying to fill the love gap with pursuing new passion in thought or reality.

Love addicts are not primarily concerned with sex, but tend to act out sex to please their partners sexual demands as their means to securing love. Love addicts are at risk of lacking good judgement of how much sex they should give, and may become victims of sexual exploitation, or may seek safety in sexual withdrawal.

DEVELOPMENT OF LOVE ADDICTION

Love addiction precursors may develop in early childhood when safe attachment bonds of love and nurture, descending from parent or primary caregiver to child, were dysfunctional. Secure love attachment in early life is essential for healthy psycho-emotional development and stability in later life. Love addiction may be explained as compensation for deprived love needs, and filling the void of these needs with unrealistic love expectations.

LOVE & RELATIONSHIP ADDICTION TREATMENT

If you find yourself repeating a cycle of consuming love and painful rejection, you may be a love addict. Confidential private and specialised love addiction treatment and counselling offered by Sex Addiction Australia in Sydney and Online, can help you breaking the cycle of addiction, and creating healthy relationships.

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