Love Addiction

  Love addiction Background/Theories as to why love addiction develops:   Love addiction starts to develop during childhood. According to John Bowlby’ s Attachment Theory – the earliest bonds are formed by children with their caregivers and the quality of this relationship has a tremendous impact that continues throughout life and affects adult relationships as […]

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Love Addiction

Love Addiction Currently, I see numerous clients suffering from love addiction. The following characteristics/causes are common: 1) This addiction often stems from a lack of a nurturing relationship when growing up. Perhaps parents were inconsistent with care, did not show love etc…this deficiency can lead to distorted brain development which in turn leads to dysfunctional […]

What causes drug addiction?

  What causes drug addiction? The latest theories on addiction centre around the idea that people get hooked on drug addiction as a source of comfort from loneliness and feeling isolated rather than being chemically dependent (although this does happen, but in the minority). The article below is quite long but it’s equally fascinating, talking […]

Are you a love addict?

  Are you a love addict? Love addicts live in emotional chaos where they obsess about their romantic relationships. They fear being alone or being rejected and search endlessly for that special someone – the person that will make the addict feel whole. Ironically, love addicts often have many opportunities to begin an  intimate experience but […]

Addiction

      There are many imperfect theories surrounding the causes of addiction. Addiction exerts a powerful influence on the brain and this influence manifests in three distinct ways: craving for the object of addiction, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences.   Addiction as a chronic disease […]

Addicted to Love

What is Love Addiction? Love addiction is a compulsive, chronic craving and/or pursuit of romantic love in an effort to get our sense of security and worth from another person. During infatuation we believe we have that security only to be disappointed and empty again once the intensity fades. The negative consequences can be severe and […]

Why can’t I stay single?

  Why can’t I stay single? Many clients ask me the question, “Why can’t I stay single?”. The moment a relationship ends they are looking for someone new to replace their old love. What is that all about? There are many reasons for people constantly pursuing relationships. I have listed a few possible reasons: A […]