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Are Relationships Your Drug of Choice?

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Pick your poison, Friends! We all get addicted to the feel-good high of certain habits or hobbies… but what if your drug of choice is relationships?

Everyone has something—something that helps the not-so-good times feel just a little bit better, including you.

Maybe it’s a bowl of rocky road ice cream or a glass of red wine after a challenging day at work.

Some seek exhilarating, semi-dangerous experiences to get the juices flowing and feel the thrill of tempting fate.

Others dabble in recreational drugs to temporarily escape the realities of life.

Or maybe it’s the rush of pushing your physical limits ...

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Part 2: What is Your Attachment Style and What Does it Mean?

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The ideal way to determine your attachment style is to work with a psychologist who is well-versed in attachment theory as it relates to relationships. A professional can help you assess what your attachment style is, understand how it developed, and how it affects your current and future relationships.

In addition, there are questionnaires and books (Tatkin, 2016) that can also be helpful in determining your attachment style. For our purposes, you can quickly learn more about your attachment style in this brief quiz from Psych Central, created by John Grohol (2016).

In part 1, we outlined the way attachment styles are formed. Here in ...

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Love Addiction: A Quest to Fill the Void

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Love addiction might sound like an alluring phenomenon, and definitely doesn’t immediately imply something concerning. However, while true love addiction is not readily talked about or as widely understood or discussed like other addictions, love addiction is a very real disorder that affects approximately 3% of US adults.

Love as an Addiction

Individuals who are addicted to love are both similar to and different from those who are addicted to a substance. Substance addiction involves ingesting a substance (such as drugs or alcohol); whereas, love addict’s “drug of choice” is not a substance, but rather a process involving love and/or a relationship to a person (also called a ...

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Are You a Relationship Hoarder? How To Heal Through a Breakup or Separation

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How To Heal (For Real) Through a Breakup or Separation.  

We’ve all seen the shows.  An “expert” comes in to a person’s home, filled wall to wall with veritable mountains of stuff.

Some people are holding on to papers in case they need that one precious piece of information later, unsure if they’ll remember it on their own. Some fill their homes with items they have compulsively bought to avoid painful feelings. Others build walls, even tunnels, to protect themselves from the all-too-real feelings of fear, vulnerability, or shame.

Now, the team of experts arrive, and, Presto! Within days, the ...

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