The lights are on, but you’re not home. Your mind is not your own. Your heart sweats, your body shakes. Another kiss is what it takes….. You know you’re gonna have to face it your ADDICTED TO LOVE – Robert Palmer, Addicted to Love

Can we really consider love to be something that you can be addicted to? I sure think so. Love is the most powerful force in the Universe so, ya! You can easily get hooked on the stuff in an effort to get your fix for trauma or fear based deficiencies. Many of us seek out love to gain approval, validation, a sense of worthiness, acceptance, and to believe that we matter. Yet, is this true? Can a loving partner determine our worth and value? No. A healthy relationship can enhance our life, however, any relationship healthy, toxic, or otherwise can never truly change how you feel about yourself in the long run. So then why do so many of us have such a hard time letting go of dead end, abusive, unhealthy connections? It’s that drug effect, baby! The dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin. To feel that sense of ease and relief when someone gives us affection after they’ve taken it away. The chase for the highs after suffering the lows. Around and around we go! And is it ever hard to get off of that toxic relationship ride once you’ve gotten on. 

On this identify and heal solo episode I offer my take on love addiction: what it looks like, how it develops, and why it’s imperative to kick the habit for good if we want to truly experience a codependent-free, loving, Divine soul partnership.

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