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addicted to someone??

By January 24, 2011 - 9:24pm

is it possible to love and want someone so much that you feel addicted to them when your not with them you feel empty or like you need more of them. its almost as if i have a chemical addiction to this person.

By January 26, 2011 - 9:33am

Hi katelynmstilson,
It absolutely is possible to be addicted or obsessed with a person. You can come to rely on how you feel when you are with someone or talk with someone. This interaction releases chemicals (endorphins) in your brain. You definitely feel withdrawal (may be irritable or sad) when you don't get that "high" you get from being around them.
If this is not a healthy relationship or positive part of your life, you may want to take steps to distance yourself from them much in the way you would avoid smoking or drinking alcohol. Talking with a therapist or doctor may provide more ideas to getting over your obsession and moving forward.

January 26, 2011 - 9:33am

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