Addicted to Love
Life and relationship coach Diane Dennis helps us learn how to break the cycle of love addiction. Diane has a degree in nursing, is a columnist, radio show host, certified trainer, and life transition coach.
Love addiction can be even more extreme than co-dependency. Many people want to be loved so badly, that they will accept less than ideal treatment from their partners. While there is often real love between two people, many times there is an even greater amount of dependency. Love addiction is unhealthy. In most situations, one partner is the addicted one, and the other partner becomes afraid.
There are four reasons why; Giving away your internal power, lack of self care, holding each other back, and owning your own stuff.
A person who is addicted-to-love, may display the following signs: Explosive behavior, intrusive (jealous or avoidance), boundary issues, intimacy issues, addicted to substances, gets needs met through manipulation, covering up, doesn't trust, doesn't talk, doesn't feel, or is dishonest.
A great resource is The Portland Relationship Center. Contact Stephanie Saint Cyr, MSW at 503-234-4440 EXT. 3
For more information on Diane visit her at her website, http://www.lifetransitionguide.com/index.html