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Is Love an Addiction?

Is Love an Addiction

You Want to Be Together All The Time. Is That Wonderful or Obsessive “Too much of a good thing is wonderful” —Mae West Romantic love has often been considered a type of addiction or even sickness. There is no doubt that love involves constant thinking about, and activities with, one’s beloved. But is such persistent preoccupation with one[…]

Toxic Relationships in Eating Disorder Recovery

Toxic Relationships in Eating Disorder Recovery

The Risk of Cross-addictions in Early Recovery A leading cause of eating disorder relapse is getting into a relationship too early in recovery. Early recovery is emotionally volatile; add in the additional ups and downs of a romantic relationship and you’ve got a recipe for relapse. In the vulnerable early stages of recovery, there is[…]

The Meeting Eyes of Love: How Empathy is Born in Us

The Meeting Eyes of Love How Empathy Is Born In Us

The Mother’s Eyes Are The Refuge Where Children Confirm Their Existence. You learn the world from your mother’s face. The mother’s eyes, especially, are a child’s refuge, the mirror where children confirm their existence. From the doting reflection of its mother’s eyes, a baby draws its earliest, wordless lessons about connection, care, and love, and about[…]

Attractions of Inspiration and Attractions of Deprivation

Attractions of Inspiration and Attractions of Deprivation

How to Discern Which Attractions Lead to Pain & Which Can Lead to Real Love If I could only share one insight with my single readers, it would be this: Learn to distinguish between your “attractions of deprivation” and your “attractions of inspiration.” Then, only follow your attractions of inspiration. I believe that’s the wisest path to[…]

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