20 DIFFICULT TRUTHS ABOUT LOVE + RELATIONSHIPS FROM A LIFE COACH #1. Some people put up with a lot of BS in relationships and think they are proving their love and loyalty. But really, they are putting up with BS because they are addicted to the other person, afraid to be alone, or addicted to how they feel as the Savior, “good one,” or hero/heroine.
Quote on addictions: At first, addiction is maintained by pleasure, but the intensity of this pleasure gradually diminishes and the addiction is then maintained by the avoidance of pain. www.HealthyPlace.com
Relationship addiction is one of many behavioral addictions. Drug addiction is formed in the brain's reward center when substances stimulate the release of dopamine and we feel good. Similarly, the brain can become trained to release dopamine at the pleasure received from activities such as shopping or gambling. Here, we explain more about the formation of behavioral and relationship #addiction. Explore and grow! “a” is for Addiction Blog