Love addiction is relatively unknown and widely misunderstood. Many people hear the phrase “love addiction” and, after first questioning whether such a thing exists, quickly disregard it, believing it could never apply to them. But some of the associated behaviors may hit closer to home than you think.
It is also possible to have a combination of addictions. For example, someone can be a love and relationship addict, a love and sex addict, or an alcoholic love addict. To complicate matters, many love addicts end up in relationships with other love addicts. And the same individual who falls on one end of the love addiction spectrum may temporarily display characteristics from the other end of the spectrum if it serves their emotional needs.