NYT: When love’s an obsession

Wow-Just read the NYTimes Modern Love essay on Love Addiction–a young woman who got so strung out on her relationship she left school and contemplated suicide.
One quote: “…our relationship, however damaging, was my life, and if it were to end, I didn’t see how I could continue to exist.”
And another:
“But my going to treatment to try to make our relationship work was like an alcoholic’s checking herself in so that she could learn how to drink. I couldn’t see that the solution wasn’t learning how to live with Matt but learning how to live without him.”
And
“SIX years and three relationships later, I am still coming to terms with this experience.”
Great essay.

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  1. Shannon says:

    Quite interesting.

  2. Alexa says:

    Excellent article… thanks for sharing. I just recently discovered that I am a love and sex addict. Until recently I had no idea that there was a name for what I had. I knew I had a problem, but I wasn’t sure what kind. Anyway, I started going to therapy and SLAA meetings. Plus, I do recovery assignments. I also found that writing is very theraputic for me, so I started a blog at http://www.addictiontolove.com/ . I write about my discovery and recovery of my addiction. It really keeps me focused.
    Thanks again for the article.
    Alexa

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