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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 variation encompasses a new creation and revisions to the textual content throughout.
Some indicators of affection dependancy comprise love in the beginning sight, over the top fantasizing, irregular jealousy, nagging, and accepting dishonesty.
Even relationships with mom and dad, young children, siblings, or associates could be addictive dependency isn't really continually relating to romantic love.

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They like licking their own wounds. Their self-esteem is so low that they substitute self-pity for self-love. Then they become dependent on the self-pity and allow, or even promote, abuse to get a fix. Making up: – Some love addicts don’t like being abused, but they like making up. For instance, when their partner is begging for forgiveness they feel superior and in control. They like the attention. They like the flowers and apologies, so they talk themselves into believing that these gestures of remorse actually make up for the abuse.

Anne Schaef, in her book Co-dependence: Misunderstood, Mistreated, gives us an informative look at what the mental health field calls “co-dependence” (obsessing about an alcoholic or chemically dependent partner). ” Finally, in their analysis of this phenomenon, Howard Halpern, in “How to Break an Addiction to a Person,” and Stanton Peele, in “Love and Addiction,” not only explain the origins of obsessive behavior in relationships, they point out that this behavior is symptomatic of an addiction.

In this state of mind they are unable to divide their time between all the people who want or need their attention. How does this self-absorption affect the love addict’s family, co-workers, employers, or friends? Well, usually these people get neglected, abandoned, or abused. Love addicts stop showing up for family functions. They don’t spend any time with their friends. They call in sick at work and lash out at people they care about. Children are especially affected by the self-absorption of love addicts.

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