By Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S
Love and romantic addiction are not defined by gender or sexual orientation. The men and women who suffer from these challenges often have underlying attachment, trauma and/or personality-based issues that will require a period of healing to work beyond. It is strongly recommended that love and romance addicts attend 12-Step sex and love addiction meetings and therapy with a specialist trained in behavioral addictions.
Hope and change are possible, but first the addict has to fully withdraw for some time from the active dating/sex/love game, while being guided by others toward self-reflection, grieving and improving social (non-romantic, non-sexual) peer relationships.