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Love addiction is most commonly associated with the compulsive need to be in a relationship or seek the affection of others in an obsessive and compulsive way.
This addiction can cause one to put themselves at great risk and can overtake one’s life as with any other addiction. Prioritizing the emotional need and searching for unhealthy attachment of others can often be the result of previous traumatic experiences that can require ongoing therapy to better understand how these experiences connect with those unhealthy attachments.
The love addict can search for a relationship and prioritize it over the rest of their life as it is necessary to feel secure and function. This need for attachment can be the result of loneliness and isolation and lead one to accept these unhealthy relationships as a suitable way to maintain feelings of comfort, albeit temporary.
The love addicted individual struggles to detach from these unhealthy relationships and typically uses sex and frequent sexual partners as a way to self-soothe and fill an emotional void. Often the search for highly intense and dangerously exciting relationships is sought out by the love addict over safer and more stable relationships.
Contact us today to learn more about our love addiction treatment. The Center for Sex & Love Addiction offers a free confidential consultation with a certified sex addiction therapist call 978-578-5298 or click here
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