Although I've read about it before, this connection between love addiction and abandonment trauma really struck me in this article. My periodic fits of resentment towards my POA may also stem from the abandonment, as if my anger could prevent it from happening again somehow. I'm trying to (very ineffectively) protect myself.
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2016 18:13:29 GMT -8 by oceanwave
Oeanwave, I relate to much of the article, so many of the symptoms are directly related to my love addiction. And yes, I have gotten treatment for it, indirectly, through therapy. Honestly, I could not do this (heal from addiction) on my own. Like you, I tried to "protect myself" but efforts on my own were "ineffective." Intense psychodynamic therapy and strong faith in HP -- these were the keys to healing for me. And knowing I am not alone -- that is also SO important. Addiction can be so isolating, so shameful, virtually impossible to talk about with those who don't struggle with it. Forums (such as this) and meetings with fellow addicts are also instrumental in healing.