Are You Addicted To Your Spouse? Part 3

love addiction

Continued from Part 2

Seeking Help For Your Addictive Relationship

If you know you are in an addictive relationship, the best thing to do is to seek couples counseling through a professional counseling center. You and your spouse can work with a licensed therapist one on one to determine what the problems are in your marriage and what you may need to do to correct them. You can speak out in an open setting and let your voice be heard, while simultaneously learning the true feelings of your spouse or romantic partner. For more information about the family and marriage counseling services we provide at Perspectives Of Troy Counseling Centers, contact us to speak to a caring representative about your situation.

How To Avoid Relationship Addiction

Whether you are in an addictive relationship right now or you fear sinking into one in the future, there are some steps you can take to prevent love addiction from forming. Follow these tips to avoid marital codependency:

  • Understand Your Own Self Worth – Do Not Let Someone Else Make You Feel Dependent On Them
  • Find What Makes You Truly Happy In A Relationship And Strive To Obtain That
  • If You Just Got Out Of An Addictive Relationship, Give Yourself Time To Heal Before Welcoming Someone New In Your Life
  • Address Struggles From The Past That Have Left A Void In Your Life
  • Notice Relationship Addiction At The First Signs, And Seek Counseling To Create Healthy Boundaries
  • Find Ways To Spend Time Apart In Your Relationship, Perhaps With Different Groups Of Friends Or Different Activities You Like To Do
  • Build A Support System That You Can Rely On Beyond Your Spouse Or Significant Other

You cannot expect someone else to provide all your happiness. You need to find that happiness within yourself and use another person to enhance that.

Final Thoughts

Love addiction is a sign of underlying issues in your life. These may be relationship problems from the past, addictions from the past, or a combination of other factors that could lead you to establish an unhealthy bond with another person in your life. If you believe that you are in the middle of an addictive relationship or you feel that you may get into one in the future, talk to a counselor or therapist who can help you discover your own self worth. With the right guidance, you will enjoy a better quality of life and see a significant improvement on your interactions with others.