Can Love Be An Addiction?

Can love really be an addiction?  Stanton Peele says this:

There is an understandable resistance to the idea that a human relationship can be equivalent psychologically to a drug addiction. Yet it is not unreasonable to look for addiction between lovers when psychologists find the roots of drug addiction in childhood dependency needs and stunted family relationships. Chein, Winick, and other observers interpret drugs to be a kind of substitute for human ties. In this sense, addictive love is even more directly linked to what are recognized to be the sources of addiction than is drug dependency.

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2 Responses

  1. Ann:

    This article in enpointe. I felt the reality and lived it also.

    Posted on January 29th, 2007 at 9:21 pm

  2. idea:

    Women are not, are fairly portrayed in the media

    Posted on September 25th, 2007 at 4:12 am

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