Signs of sex or love addiction

I ran across this excellent list of indications that the quest for love or sex may rise to the level of an addiction:

**Constantly seeking a sexual partner, new romance or significant other
**An inability or difficulty in being alone
**Consistently choosing partners who are abusive or emotionally unavailable
**Using sex, seduction and intrigue to “hook” or hold onto a partner
**Using sex or romantic intensity to tolerate difficult experiences or emotions
**Missing out on important family, career or social experiences in order to maintain a sexual high or romantic relationship
**When in a relationship, being detached or unhappy, when out of a relationship, feeling desperate and alone
**An inability to leave unhealthy relationships despite repeated promises to self or others
**Returning to previously unmanageable or painful relationships despite promises to self or others
**Mistaking sexual experiences and romantic intensity for love

Just as with any behavior that crosses the line into unhealthy addiction, only the person experiencing it can tell whether it is a problem.

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