Relationships

Can You Really be Addicted to Love?

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Can You Really be Addicted to Love?

Can You Really Be Addicted to Love?   Experts claim that desperate reactions to a break-up—like the urge to throw the nearest bunny into a saucepan—could be a clue that you’re suffering from yet another addiction. I had never heard the phrase “Addicted to Love” uttered outside a Robert Palmer video or bad poetry until a few years ago, when a particularly poisonous breakup drove me temporarily insane. After endless hours of listening to me cry and obsess over what went wrong during my seven-month relationship, a few friends gently suggested that I seek professional help. While...

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Pornography Addiction: Crack Cocaine to the Brain

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Pornography Addiction: Crack Cocaine to the Brain

Pornography addiction usually starts out with casual viewing and progresses to an out-of-control addiction that destroys relationships, careers, families, and leads to extreme despair for the addict.  The addict needs more frequent and intense pornography to achieve the same level of satisfaction as before.  Even though the addict desires to stop, there are recurrent failures to curb and resist the impulses.  The addict finds him/herself limiting social, occupational or recreational activities in order to engage in the addiction.  Stopping pornography use will cause irritability,...

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Financial Problems in Relationships: How to Fix Them

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Financial Problems in Relationships: How to Fix Them

Researchers have found that money is a leading cause of fighting in a relationship. Here in Orlando at Life Counseling Solutions we help couples and families talk through their financial issues and begin a financial plan that leads to harmony within the relationship. This is a real opportunity to improve your relationship. Money issues are brought about by several different emotional factors: security, independence, self-esteem, status, power, and control. Taking a look at these emotional voids is the first step to becoming financially and emotionally healthy. Here are some commonly asked...

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