Words we often associate with addiction include obsessive, excessive, destructive, habitual, attached, dependent, and sick. And when you think about it, some of these words can be used to talk about love relationships or our use of sex. This does not mean love is a habit we have to kick. Our need to experience love is real—the goal is to identify and keep addictive elements out of our love life and bring healthy elements in. Through my clinical experience I learned relationships have the characteristics of both addictive love and healthy belonging and most people do not know the difference.Read More
I am often asked when I talk about love addiction Is dependency always bad?
My Answer: No, not at all.There are three types of dependency:Primary, Addictive, and Autonomous.Primary Dependency refers to those times when we borrow parts of another person’s ego functioning for specific needs and a limited period of time.Read More