Love, Relationships, Limerence & Affair Recovery

What hase love and limerence got to do woth it?

April 07, 2021 David
Love, Relationships, Limerence & Affair Recovery
What hase love and limerence got to do woth it?
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Love, Relationships, Limerence & Affair Recovery
What hase love and limerence got to do woth it?
Apr 07, 2021
David

Love addiction has been ridiculed in the press – either an overblown term for the serial dater, the Hollywood A-lister who has a new partner on their arm each time the red carpet is rolled out. 

When the golfer, Tiger Woods, announced he was seeking help for sex addiction, it was greeted in some quarters with scornful murmurs of excuse making for sexual or emotional lack of self-control. Yet there is a very painful phenomenon we see in psychotherapy practice whereby ordinary human beings seems to become “addicted” to an experience or falling in love, or becoming limerent – the experience of sudden, all-consuming obsessive, romantic and erotic thoughts towards one person. 

We also see sex addiction, where a person uses sex or pornography compulsively, seemingly oblivious to the damage it does to their jobs, homes and families.

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Love addiction has been ridiculed in the press – either an overblown term for the serial dater, the Hollywood A-lister who has a new partner on their arm each time the red carpet is rolled out. 

When the golfer, Tiger Woods, announced he was seeking help for sex addiction, it was greeted in some quarters with scornful murmurs of excuse making for sexual or emotional lack of self-control. Yet there is a very painful phenomenon we see in psychotherapy practice whereby ordinary human beings seems to become “addicted” to an experience or falling in love, or becoming limerent – the experience of sudden, all-consuming obsessive, romantic and erotic thoughts towards one person. 

We also see sex addiction, where a person uses sex or pornography compulsively, seemingly oblivious to the damage it does to their jobs, homes and families.