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Addicted To A Person

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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Love addiction, also know as pathological love, is typified by pattern of behavior that includes maladaptive, pervasive and excessive interest towards one or more romantic partners. This behavior can result in lack of control, of other interests, changes in overall behavior, and other negative consequences. People with love addiction are often in love with feeling of being in love, which triggers compulsive behavior. 1 But falling in love is not act of magic, as some people believe. Instead, it is complex physiological process that involves hormones, neurotransmitters, and other bodily chemicals. 2 some have theorized about multi - stag process of falling in love, which begins when person first feels affection for person. After initial lust and attraction stages, two people idealize each other and attach to each other. 3 If they together, their love eventually matures and changes. Share affection and mutual growth as individuals and as couple contribute to constructive relationship. 4 some studies have shown that romantic love is natural addiction that evolved in mammals as survival mechanism. 1 Love is also associated intense craving, which can lead to negative behaviors. 1 People with love addiction seem to never get past initial stages of falling in love; this gives those with love addiction sense of purpose and meaning. They become dependent on objects of affection, 1 hoping that these people will somehow complete their lives. Feelings of falling in create emotional intoxication that deepens addiction. And this feeling of euphoria or intoxication can result simply from thought of lover, which creates craving for this lover, making beloved sole focus of addict. 1 People addicted to love tend to attract Love - Avoidant partners because both individuals have fear of being abandoned and control. 5 Love - Avoidant individuals are emotionally unavailable individuals. 5 Avoidant partners are afraid of being smothered by their addicted partners, and are afraid to show their true emotions. This is why they tend to enter into relationships with people who lack boundaries or have difficulty thinking for themselves. When someone addicted to love and love - avoidant person gets together, their relationship can trigger feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, chaos and dependency. 5 this type of relationship is often in childhood trauma. 5 It is important to note that love addiction is not technically listed as disorder in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5 Edition, standard by which all addictions are assess, categorize, and treat. However, it tends to fall into category of compulsive disorders, which DSM - 5 does have lot to say about. As such, terminology around Love addictions may vary, but intent is same: to communicate dysfunctional set of behaviors focus on somethingin, this case, Love.

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No one factor can predict if person will become addicted to drugs. Combination Of Factors Influences Risk For Addiction. More Risk Factors Person Has, Greater Chance That Taking Drugs Can Lead To Addiction. For example: biology. Genes that people are born with account for about half of person's risk for addiction. Gender, ethnicity, and presence other mental disorders may also influence risk for drug use and addiction. Environment. Person's Environment Includes Many Different Influences, From Family And Friends To Economic Status And General Quality Of Life. Factors such as pressure, physical and sexual abuse, early exposure to drugs, stress, and parental guidance can greatly affect persons likelihood of drug use and addiction. Development. Genetic and environmental factors interact at critical stages in people's lives to affect addiction risk. Although taking drugs any age can lead to addiction, earlier that drug use begin, more likely it will progress to addiction. This is problematic for teens. Because areas in their that control decision - making, judgment, and self - control are still developing, teens may be especially prone to risky behaviors, including trying drugs.

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The Beginning of the End

Persons in addictive relationships may experience feelings of incompleteness, emptiness, despair, and sadness that seek to remedy by connecting with others. Relationships are seen as way of meeting one's needs for love, attention, and security. Addictive relationships can be characterized by obsessive attention that is given to partner while inadequate amount is given to self. These relationships are addictive in sense that there is compelling need to connect with and remain connected with particular person. People find that they are unable to leave, though they know relationship is bad for them. Addict people may think and daydream about their partner much too often, and give excessively of time, energy, and hopes. All healthy boundaries disappear in terms of what they are willing to or give up in hopes of maintaining relationship. Bad relationships can destroy self esteem and prevent those involved from moving on in their professional personal lives. Remaining in bad relationships not only causes continual stress but even be physically harmful. Physical abuse become part of such relationships. Tensions and chemical changes caused by constant stress can also drain and lower resistance to physical illness. Ongoing involvement in bad relationships may even lead to unhealthy escapes such as alcohol and / or drug abuse and even lead to suicidal thoughts or attempts. Despite pain of these relationships, many rational and practical people find that they are unable to leave, even though they know relationship is bad for them. One part of them may want to leave, but seemingly stronger part refuses or feels helpless to take action. It is in this sense relationships are addictive. Consider whether following signs of addiction apply to you: even though you know relationship is bad for you and you cannot expect improvement, you take no effective steps to end it. You give yourself reasons staying in relationships that are skew. You may experience feelings of overwhelming panic when thinking about ending relationship. You may feel dread, terrible anxiety, and fear makes you cling to it even more. When you try to take steps to end it, you suffer acute withdrawal symptoms that may include physical and emotional distress, which only be relieved when contact is reestablished with person. If you say yes to majority of these signs, you are probably involved in relationship where addictive aspects have become so controlling that they could take away your capacity to direct your own life. Robin Norwood, author of Women Who Love Too Much, provides information on how to overcome pattern of addictive relationships. Her suggestions, which are equally valid for men, include following: focus on recovery and make it priority. Focus on identifying your needs and getting needs met more effectively. Develop your spiritual side and engage daily activities that increase your own sense of peace and tranquility.

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