I was recently killing time and reading through different articles when I came across one based on an interview published on Cosmopolitan.com where a therapist explained exactly why people become addicted to love. As an emotions-driven person who loves to know the why behind those emotions so I can better manage my reactions, this article really got me thinking. If you want to check out the article yourself, here is the link – A Therapist Explains What It Really Means To Be “Addicted To Love”.
I, along with every friend I know, constantly had to have a love interest through our teen years and into our early 20’s. If things started going sour in one relationship, we were already scouting the next potential target. I can’t help but notice this seems to be a trend for many. Some people appear to grow out of it, and others continue on jumping from one true love to the next.
The part that intrigues me the most is that in that time, none of us would have labeled ourselves as “addicted to love”. The people I see still in this cycle likely wouldn’t think of themselves that way either. It is just a magical coincidence that when one love starts to fail, the real love of their life appears.
So, for all of my people who have on their love blinders, and in honor of Valentine’s Day, I have developed a little quiz for you to take to determine if you are, in fact, addicted to love.
If you choose to take it while listening to the iconic Robert Palmer tune, I won’t judge!
And just a reminder, exciting love is not always lasting love, but lasting love is what is really worthwhile. Be willing to wait and work for it!
(click the link to go to quiz)
P.S. If you are ready to have a lasting relationship, the first step is learning to communicate. Sign up for the 30 day Communication Challenge and see how much improving that one aspect can increase the quality of your relationship! It is time for you to put in the effort to get and stay in love!