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By Susan Peabody

A seminal paintings on bad and obsessive behaviors in love, and the way to alter habit to have a favorable courting. This 3rd version features a new creation and revisions to the textual content throughout.
Some signs of affection dependancy contain love at the start sight, over the top fantasizing, irregular jealousy, nagging, and accepting dishonesty.
Even relationships with mom and dad, childrens, siblings, or neighbors could be addictive dependency isn't continually regarding romantic love.

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Relationship Addicts (RAs), unlike other love addicts, are no longer in love with their partners but they cannot let go. Usually, they are so unhappy that the relationship is affecting their health, spirit, and emotional well being in very negative ways. Even if their partner batters them and they are in danger, they cannot let go. They are afraid of being alone. They are afraid of change. They do not want to hurt or abandon their partners. ” Ambivalent Love Addicts (ALAs) don’t have a hard time letting go, they have a hard time moving forward.

However, it is important to note that these love addicts are not really obsessed with their partner; they are addicted to the relationship and will hold on to it until they find someone else to be their partner. Some love addicts are not addicted to either a person or a relationship. They are addicted to romance—the chemistry of romantic love (what Kierkegaard calls erotic or preferential love). Romance addicts place a high priority on sexual attraction because they are getting high off of the passion, and when the passion diminishes they move on.

Then there are the love addicts who shop compulsively to distract themselves from the pain of a deteriorating relationship or because they are angry at their partner and want to spend all of his or her money. Some love addicts will become workaholics to support their partners or to numb the pain of their addictive relationship. The danger of subsidiary addictions is that they don’t always stay that way. They have a tendency to progress, even if they come and go, and eventually they can reach the stage of being out of control.

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