We all love the feeling of being in love. Let’s face it, it’s pretty magical.
The butterfly feelings we get when we see each other, the sexy bantering of text messages that pop up on our phones throughout the day, the non-stop daydreams and fantasizing about the person when we aren’t together. Mmm, hmm…it’s all pretty fabulous.
But—many of us believe we need to feel this way all the time. So when another person wants out of the relationship or starts pulling away, we can make some really unhealthy choices for ourselves. We chase after someone who is emotionally unavailable or downright abusive.
Or we may chase the next “high” when a relationship ends because we get off on the “love sick” feeling at the beginning of each relationship. For some, going without it even for a few weeks leaves them feeling empty, scared, and alone.
How do you know you might be addicted to love? These are some of the telltale signs:
1. You feel completely unglued when not in an emotional and intimate relationship with someone.
2. You mistake intense sexual connection or chemistry with love.
3. You’re afraid of setting boundaries and constantly work hard to make the other person happy so they won’t leave.