Codependency / Sex and Love Addiction
About Codependency / Sex and Love Addiction
Many people who experience some sort of neglect in their formative experiences go into the world as care-takers. They are generally attracted to caring for emotionally unavailable people and therefore do not get their own needs met and put themselves in harms way in the process. In romantic entanglements, this can result in trauma bonding, an experience in which anxiety and short lived moments of happiness followed by trauma or abusive behavior has a drug-like impact on the brain. People struggling with codependency and love addiction often struggle with setting boundaries, asserting themselves, and allowing life to play out without controlling or manipulating the outcome. Through therapy and recovery, these people can address unhealthy core beliefs, examine relationship patterns, and develop self-worth in order to form healthier bonds with others.