Dating dilemma breaking up
Love addiction is a condition in which individuals do not fall in love with someone who will return their affection.Rather, they are attracted to somebody who will neglect the relationship.Is there a personality type that is more susceptible than another?
It is a psychiatric withdrawal that can be very pathological.“I told a friend about it and she about fell on the floor. I started talking about it to the patients here at The Meadows, where I have worked for years, and they [admitted], ‘I do that.’ It was stunning.I was surprised that everybody else was doing it, so I wrote a book.I was going to ask if love addiction could be two-sided, but it sounds as if not because it is one person’s fantasy? What usually happens is when they go into withdrawal, they are put in some sort of a psych unit or somebody understands that they really need psychiatric help or counseling.
Pia Mellody: Sometimes two love addicts get together and form what I call a dependent relationship, but they never go into treatment because they hang on to each other for dear life and go through life like that. If somebody can recognize it for what it is — love addiction — and not treat it as depression, rage or something like that, but recognize the dilemma this person is in in their own head and the cycle, they can get help. Is there a program you work, or do you have to go to rehab for treatment?The fantasy usually takes the form of being rescued by – it is like Cinderella — a knight in shining armor or a wonder woman, who will take care of them and help them come out of their dilemma of being too alone and worthless and not knowing what to do.