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Addicted to Love
Are you thinking about your partner obsessively, and overcome with fear of being abandoned by your lover? Love, for you, may be an addiction. Cover image: Shutterstock
The 7 Hardest Addictions
By Stanton Peele
Love is the worst
When You Love Too Much
By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Too much people-pleasing and giving can backfire to wreck relationships.
Attractions of Deprivation
By Ken Page L.C.S.W.
Why we fall for people who are bad for us
Beware the Fantasy of the Soulmate
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Research shows how belief in "one true love" can aid and hurt a relationship.
Limerence: In Love, Obsessed, or Both?
By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
There's a word for that head-over-heels feeling.
Are You Addicted to Doomed Relationships?
By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
There's a reason you may always end up with the same kind of partner.
13 Signs Your Online Friendship is Turning Sexy
By Andrea Bonior Ph.D.
When exes, friends, or colleagues enter the danger zone.
Emotional Intimacy in Polyamorous Relationships
By Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D.
Is it really possible to love more than one person at the same time?
Why Do People Choose Polyamory?
By Deborah Anapol Ph.D.
What motivates people to pursue polyamorous relationships?
The Hidden Health Hazards of Toxic Relationships
By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
Being around a toxic friend, partner, or co-worker can do real damage.
The Frog Becomes Your Prince: The Magic of Idealization
By Kristine Keller M.A.
The powerful phenomenon that convinces us that our partners are the best.
Lovers' Dreams: Are They Always Illusions?
By Caroline J. Simon Ph.D.
In romance, it is important to distinguish idealization from fantasy.
Is Love an Addiction?
By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
You want to be together all the time. Is that wonderful or obsessive?
Why You Shouldn't Believe in Soul Mates
By Jeremy Nicholson M.S.W., Ph.D.
The pros and cons of believing in romantic destiny.
Every Break-up Has a Lesson
By Loretta G Breuning Ph.D.
Primates are picky about their mates, but we learn from each relationship
Are You Hiding Out From Relationship—In Relationship?
By Mark B. Borg, Jr., Ph.D, Grant H. Brenner, MD, and Daniel Berry, RN, MHA
Why you need to be able to recognize, and avoid, "irrelationships."
How To Heal From Toxic Relationships
By Karen Salmansohn
Experiencing painful love patterns? This unconventional advice is life-changing!
Who’s More Stigmatized: Swingers or Polyamorists?
By Zhana Vrangalova Ph.D.
Not all consensually nonmonogamous relationships were created equal.
Hooked on Messy Loving
By Billi Gordon Ph.D.
Why toxic relationships are addictive
Love is one of the most profound emotions known to human beings. For some, romantic relationships are the most meaningful element in their lives, providing a source of fulfillment outside of ourselves.
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