Tag Archives: love addiction

Sex Addiction and the Narcissist Discard

In the beginning, he told you were the most amazing woman he’d ever known. He gave you his full, rapt attention, texted you all day long, and seemed to take a special interest in whatever you were interested in. Sex was spectacular, and he spun tales of grand future plans. And then the relationship ended […]

The Top 6 Reasons Men Cheat

Infidelity hurts. It ruins relationships. It devastates your sense of trust, loyalty and true love. When it happens, you just want to know why. Only your spouse can really answer that, and even he may struggle to tell you exactly why he did it. The best way to heal from infidelity is to see a […]

Age, Personality Type Predict Risk for an Extramarital Affair

Are you the type of person to have an affair? Is there even a “type” of person who is more likely to cheat on a partner? Well, the answer appears to be a little bit yes and a little bit no. Here are a few of the factors that make someone statistically more likely to […]

Telltale Signs That You Are a Love Addict

What is more wonderful than falling in love? The delirious feeling of finding that special someone is written about in books and songs and movies. When you’re listening to music, you hear one song after another all about getting carried away with feelings of romantic love. Every day you see devoted couples on magazine covers […]

Is It Really Possible To Love Too Much?

When you love someone, you have intense feelings of warmth and affection. The other person has become extremely important to you, and it’s hard to imagine a life that doesn’t include him or her. Experiencing love is one of the most valued and wonderful of human experiences. In most cases, love is a healthy, positive […]

Addicted to Love

Love addiction is a term many people are not familiar with. Although it is not a diagnosable condition according to many experts, there is evidence that some people become addicted to the feeling of being in love and to being around the person they love. Some would call this a behavioral addition, while others call […]

Study Finds Similarities in Sex Addiction and Drug Addiction

Addiction is often measured, in part, by the impact it makes on a person’s quality of life. In instances of substance use, it can also be measured by intensity and frequency of use. In other behaviors, such as compulsive gambling, the behavior can also be measured in the frequency of the behavior. However, without any […]

Women and Sex Addiction: Building Strength Through Friendship

Almost three years ago, I walked into my first Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) meeting. I wasn’t sure yet if the 12 steps were for me (I couldn’t conceive of a Higher Power, much less one that might be interested in helping me out), but I had absolutely no doubt that, if these groups […]

The Link Between Sexual Shame and Addiction and Why It Should Be Addressed

As sex addiction expert and author Robert Weiss argues in PsychCentral, the connection between addiction and shame is well established. Those prone to addiction often feel ashamed of themselves; it’s an inward-facing criticism with the potential to lead to problems such as anxiety and depression, which in turn creates a desire to escape through the […]