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Are you addicted in love?

21 Aug, 2016 17:32:43

A 2010 Stanford study went on to prove that the butterflies are real. The study found that the euphoric 'high' of early days of love affects the brain in the same way drugs like cocaine or pain relievers do. And it seems people have found their go-to fix.


Relationship addiction is on a high, pun unintended. The guiding principles are the same as any other addiction. Love addicts have a chronic and compulsive craving for romantic love to get a sense of security and self-worth. They flit from relationship-to- relationship, or stay in an emotionally — sometimes physically — abusive relationship because they feel a need for it.

Rate yourself:

- Do you think that if only someone loved you you'd be happy?
- Looking for love as shown in movies or music?
- Ever tried to talk yourself into loving someone you weren't really into because you needed the love?
- Felt the need to make up rather than end it?
- Stayed in a bad relationship because you can't be alone?
- In a committed relationship, do you doubt your choice or think about an ex?
- Ever not been in a relationship?
- Do you take time out after a break up?
- Expect your lover to make you feel loved all the time?
- Think in your head someone is 'yours' even if they aren't?

VERDICT: If most of your answers are yes, you are a love addict.