Feeling hostage to your endless quest for love? Abusing drugs and alcohol? You’re not alone. Love addiction and substance abuse are frequently fellow travelers. Emotional despair can fuel alcohol and drug use. In turn, many love addicts use substances to overcome inhibitions in romantic pursuits.
Living with a love addict isn’t easy. Your partner may have a lot of unrealistic expectations of you. She may be too needy or obsessed with romance. Maybe she spends more time with her romance novels and romantic movies than with you. The challenges of living with and loving a love addict are serious, but you can do it, and the first step is to ensure that your partner gets help.