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I Am a Love Addict

Are you still in love even after it's over? Are you afraid you'll always be alone? Do you feel unworthy of love and have been behaving like a stalker? If yes, you are a love addict. 1,245 People

    I'm not totally sure

    if I am or not. I know that I idealize love. I know that I continuously crave daily hugs at the very least. or talk once a day. Two months ago, ended a relationship with a detached type and it has left me drained and confused. All I want to do now is find comfort. I'm trying to...
    Aj03 Aj03 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I have a huge problem.

    I'm addicted to love and my OM. When we aren't in contact I go into major withdrawal. Painful. I'm a disaster. Its not friggin normal. Yes I'm madly in love but my behaviour and thoughts are irrational and obsessive Its destroying me from the inside out. suddenly today...
    mysecretworld mysecretworld 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 17, 2014

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    Feb. 28. Letting Go of Denial.

    We are slow to believe that which, if believed, would hurt our feelings. —Ovid Most of us in recovery have engaged in denial from time to time. Some of us relied on this tool. We may have denied events or feelings from our past. We may have denied other people's problems...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Feb 28, 2014

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    December 21. Balance.

    Strive for balanced expectations of others. Strive for healthy tolerance. In the past, we may have tolerated too much or too little. We may have expected too much or too little. We may swing from tolerating abuse, mistreatment, and deception to refusing to tolerate normal...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 21, 2014

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    December 28. Panic. Don't panic!

    If panic strikes, we do not have to allow it to control our behaviors. Behaviors controlled by panic tend to be self-defeating. No matter what the situation or circumstance, panic is usually not a good foundation. No matter what the situation or circumstance, we usually have at...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 28, 2014

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    December 20. Expectations of Others.

    It is our job to identify our needs, and then determine a balanced way of getting those needs met. We ultimately expect our Higher Power and the Universe - not one particular person - to be our source. It is unreasonable to expect anyone to be able or willing to meet our every...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 20, 2014

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    Just want to share this with everyone

    who is going through recovery from Love Addiction. I'm currently working on 2 & 3. Love Addicts Anonymous: The Twelve Steps 1. We admitted we were powerless over love, romance, fantasies and relationships—that our lives had become unmanageable. 2. Came to believe that a...
    MorningRose10 MorningRose10 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Two Weeks Sober

    I started SLAA meetings knowing I was about to fly across country to meet a woman I'd fallen in love with online.  It was scary because I love to tell stories, but if I told this story about how unsober I was going to be, what would happen?  Would they kidnap me and...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 4 Responses May 11, 2010

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    "People accept the love they think they

    deserve" People are so self critical. There are so many times in life I've been confused about others relationships. I've asked myself or others, why is she with him or why is he with her? There are people who put up with being cheated on, being physically, mentally, or...
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2014

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    I fall in love to quickly.

    I'm so ready to give love and affection and compassion. In the end it drives them away or I get used. I need to stop or go to a place where others are like me
    blacksoldier43 blacksoldier43 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I need it. To feel it.

    Believe it. Understand that I'm worth it.
    dsuzy dsuzy 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 17, 2014

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    Crop Circles. Take A Closer Look.

       I havn't noticed much being written about this phenomenon. I have heard slightly about them over the years but always with ideas of some body is playing a prank accompanying the awareness.  However in the past 1 - 5years, it appears that this occurrence has increased...
    lafsnack lafsnack 51-55, M 3 Responses May 14, 2011

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    When love is an addiction,

    then the absence of the drug means withdrawal. I know this now; didn't have the words to describe it before. Today is a withdrawal day. I know the only way to heal completely is to stop communicating with him. And doing so would quite possibly rip my heart out. But I suppose...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 14

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    Loving him was like trying to change your mind

    once you are already flying through the free fall......Memorizing him was as easy as remembering every word of your favorite song.
    Blackangel4u Blackangel4u 26-30, F Dec 17, 2013

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    I love, love! I am a relationship person

    and I want to be loved the way I love... I give my all in relationships. I have read one to many romance novels and I know that they are fake and not real but that's what I want to be swept off my feet have that knight and shining armour put all my pieces back together, start a...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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    December 26. Growth. Just

    as when we were children and grew out of favorite toys and clothes, we sometimes grow out of things as adults - people, jobs, and homes. This can be confusing. We may wonder why someone or something that was so special and important to us last year doesn't fit the same way in...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 26, 2014

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    Circle’s complete. 365 days.

    Thank you all for reading my daily posts from Melody Beattie’s book, “The Language of Letting Go.” Wishing you and yours an amazing New Year filled with infinite good, love and light.
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jan 1

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    Withdrawl From My Love ...Day 2

    im sitting here trying to stop the thoughts what if i wait, what is he doing, is he thinking of me , why isnt he texting me , he usually txts me goodnight at this time .... It is 2 full days i dont talk to my drug of choice the 5 years we know each other seem to have withered...
    kikixox kikixox 26-30 Jul 30, 2013

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    The Huntress

    Night owl soaring lonely and perching on each new yellow bird Where are you going to lie tonight? Love costs more than your willing to spare Your soul belongs to the universe but feathers and soft flesh you'll easily share.
    anotherinnocent anotherinnocent 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 8, 2013

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    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2014

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    March 18. Safety. One of the long-term effects

    of living in a dysfunctional family - as children or adults - is that we don't feel safe. Much of what we call codependency happens because we don't feel safe in relationships. This can cause us to control, obsess, or focus on the other person, while neglecting ourselves or...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 18, 2014

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    I fall hard and after a few months,

    I start going crazy. Jealousy, codependency, loss of self. I don't know what to do anymore. Too many amazing people that I've lost to this.
    copernicus623 copernicus623 31-35, M 1 Response May 12, 2014

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    Confessions of a Love Addict

    I have a very serious problem with love and sex. I am a love addict. I am addicted to the attention and love of others. I cannot live this way anymore.  I am married, yet I still pursue relationships, whether virtual or realistic to hang on to. My husband's love is...
    addictoflove addictoflove 31-35 8 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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    All guys my age want is to just "mess around" i

    dont see no future in a bond that has just sex! And im annoyed that all dudes my age have to offer is that.
    epipfhani epipfhani 18-21, F 3 Responses May 25, 2014

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    I love being in love.

    Being in love is emotionally uplifting. My love cannot be hidden it is in plane sight for all to see. It fills me until it gushes forth and flows freely to the one I love. I don't know many things but one thing I do know is how to love and how to show and share my love. I am a...
    ADF55 ADF55 56-60 Mar 3

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    I've been on the journey

    for just under two years. Before that I didn't know 'what' the problem was. I discovered first that I'm codependent, then a psychologist mentioned love addiction and it fit like a glove. From the time I was a little girl, I was terrified of never finding love. I have been...
    toolatetoapologise toolatetoapologise 51-55, F Jun 23, 2014

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    December 19. Work Roles.

    How easy it is to dive into roles at work. How easy it is to place other people in roles. Sometimes, this is necessary, appropriate, and expedient. But we can also let our self-shine through our role. There is joy in giving our gift of skill at work, at giving ourselves to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 19, 2014

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    I'm a serial monogamist.

    I hate being alone. I hate being single. I feel so empty and scared. Ever since I started dating around age 13, I've only gone three months being single. Even if I know a guy isn't good for me, I'll date him because that beats being alone. There's comfort in having a...
    coolestdweebyahknow coolestdweebyahknow 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    March 2. Feelings on the Job.

    "I'm furious about my job. Another man got a promotion that I believe I deserve. I'm so mad I feel like quitting. Now my wife says I should deal with my feelings. What good will that do? He still got the promotion." —Anonymous Our feelings at work are as important as our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 2, 2014

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    I was doing so good! I was finally getting over

    him and getting used to not being with him anymore. He texts me yesterday and he's got my earring. I left it at his house. I don't really need or want it per se. I really want to see him. I'm going to stop by his house and look amazing. I'm going to try to kiss him deeply and...
    bossvixen bossvixen 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    THE SIGN OF A BEAUTIFUL PERSON IS THAT THEY

    ALWAYS SEE BEAUTY IN OTHERS.
    mario111 mario111 41-45, M Jan 22

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    December 29. Moving On.

    "Learn the art of acceptance. It's a lot of grief." —Codependent No More Sometimes, as part of taking care of ourselves, it becomes time to end certain relationships. Sometimes, it comes time to change the parameters of a particular relationship. This is true in love, in...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 28, 2014

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    Are All Love Addicts As Scared Of Rejection As I Am?

    One of the traits of love addiction is a holy terror of being rejected or abandoned. So we stick to one person for a bit, then get disillusioned by their negative points, and run away before they see our negative points...I want to be in a healthy loving relationship like...
    clouds4208 clouds4208 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    December 24. Getting Through the Holidays.

    For some, the sights, signs, and smells of the holidays bring joy and a warm feeling. But, while others are joyously diving into the season, some of us are dipping into conflict, guilt, and a sense of loss. We read articles on how to enjoy the holidays, we read about the...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 24, 2014

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    My goal: to be the person I want to be with in

    more ways then one... With this in mind I find myself getting anxiety from a place of self perfectionism, but then I take a step back and breath and remind myself that this isn't a path to self perfectionism rather it is a path to ultimate self love. It is cliche but it is so...
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2014

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    Dec. 25. The Holidays.

    Sometimes, the holidays are filled with the joy we associate with that time of year. The season flows. Magic is in the air. Sometimes, the holidays can be difficult and lonely. Here are some ideas I've learned through personal experience, and practice, to help us get through...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 24, 2014

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    I'm so anxious. I hope it's all I've been

    thinking that it will be. I've been dreaming of it for so long. A dark ominous cloud hangs over me and forces me to believe that this won't go well. I'm searching for the silver lining.
    bossvixen bossvixen 26-30, F Jun 30

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    So I was reading psychology blogs

    for borderline and I found this for love addiction.I scored YES on all 40 hahaha.Oh dear.Where do I get therapy for this. Check out the links , if you want to . http://loveaddicts.org/40questions.html http://www.loveaddictiontreatment.com/loveaddiction/ http://www.nhs.uk...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    December 30. Laying the Foundation.

    The groundwork has been laid. Do you not see that? Don't you understand that all you have gone through was for a purpose? There was a reason, a good reason, for the waiting, the struggle, the pain, and finally the release. You have been prepared. The same way a builder must...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 30, 2014

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    March 6. Peace. Anxiety is often our first

    reaction to conflict, problems, or even our own fears. In those moments, detaching and getting peaceful may seem disloyal or apathetic. We think: If I really care, I'll worry; if this is really important to me, I must stay upset. We convince ourselves that outcomes will be...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2014

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    December 27. Near the Top.

    I know you're tired. I know you feel overwhelmed. You may feel as though this crisis, this problem, this hard time will last forever. It won't. You are almost through. You don't just think it has been hard; it has been hard. You have been tested, tried, and retested on what...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I just figured out today my problem is I am

    addicted to love and been in love with a love avoider for the past 6 years. I am looking to recover from this with help from this site and to meet people who are in the same boat as me.
    klware klware 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    December 23. Holiday Triggers.

    "One year, when I was a child, my father got drunk and violent at Christmas. I had just unwrapped a present, a bottle of hand lotion, when he exploded in an alcoholic rage. Our Christmas was disrupted. It was terrible. It was frightening for the whole family. Now, thirty-five...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 23, 2014

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    "When your happiness starts to rely on any

    person, achievement or outcome (or a fragile combination of these) then you may start to realize that you’re emotionally dependent." This is why love addicts need to learn how to be emotionally independent in order to be free. You have to constantly tell yourself...
    MorningRose10 MorningRose10 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    December 22. Good Things Coming.

    Do not worry about how the good that has been planned for you will come. It will come. Do not worry, obsess, and think you have to control it, go out hunting for it, or tangle your mind trying to figure out how and when it will find you. It will find you. Surrender to your...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 22, 2014

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    I have always felt I have never had an

    addictive personality I mean cigarettes alcohol,drugs like real hard drugs- when it got boring I just said well I think I'll stop now. And I did. However, I think I may be addicted to love. The events surrounding lust and love induce endorphins. There is something about falling...
    brileytallis brileytallis 26-30 1 Response May 17

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