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Love and Relationship Addiction

Love & Relationship Addiction Treatment on Beautiful Phuket

Love addiction is an attachment disorder in which the sufferer becomes dependent on the attention of a romantic partner. If you or a loved one think you might have a love or relationship addiction problem, there’s no need to keep suffering.

It may be time to consider a love addiction rehab in Thailand. Miracles Asia on the beautiful island of Phuket is the right choice.

The highly trained staff at Miracles have had much proven success in love and addiction addiction treatment.

At Miracles Asia’s rehab in Thailand, our residential treatment program boasts a 98% completion rate. Clients from all over the world have sought treatment for love and relationship addiction in our luxury rehab in Thailand.

By choosing to come to us you start your recovery from love addiction in a beautiful, tranquil environment, where you will receive a unique combination of highly personalised, great quality care and amazing hospitality.

Our treatment center in Thailand will help you overcome your love addiction and get your life back.

What is Love & Relationship Addiction

Those that suffer from love addiction have an overwhelming need to feel loved, often to their own detriment and to the detriment of those that love and care for them. They will go to extraordinary lengths to search out love or please their partners, even if it means compromising their own needs and wellbeing.

Those that are affected may become obsessed with the idea of being in love, they may have numerous relationships or stay in destructive relationships as they have difficulty being on their own. Over time, love addiction causes serious consequences to the individual as they are unable to find a balance or maintain a healthy relationship for any reasonable period of time.

Love addicts live in a chaotic world of desperate need and emotional despair. Fearful of being alone or rejected, love addicts endlessly search for that special someone, that someone will make the addict feel whole.

Relationship addiction is characterized by craving and a loss of control when it comes to being in a relationship with a particular person. Like love addicts, people with relationship addiction pursue feelings of euphoria and gain intense chemical reactions and releases while seeking a relationship or while in a relationship.

While it is normal to feel longing and love in your life, relationship addiction is characterized by an overwhelming need for a relationship to be happy. The person cannot be alone, and can jump from relationship to relationship, regardless of its impact on them or others. Or, they can stay in the same unstable and complicated relationship full of drama and conflict, make-up-to-break-up patterns, arguments, and betrayal as opposed to being alone. Healthy relationships can be challenging to start and maintain.

What are the Symptoms & Signs of Love Addiction

Those that suffer from love addiction have an overwhelming need to feel loved, often to their own detriment and to the detriment of those that love and care for them. They will go to extraordinary lengths to search out love or please their partners, even if it means compromising their own needs and wellbeing.

Those that are affected may become obsessed with the idea of being in love, they may have numerous relationships or stay in destructive relationships as they have difficulty being on their own. Over time, love addiction causes serious consequences to the individual as they are unable to find a balance or maintain a healthy relationship for any reasonable period of time.

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Mistaking intense sexual experiences and new romantic excitement for love

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Constantly craving and searching for a romantic relationship

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When in a relationship, being desperate to please and fearful of the other’s unhappiness

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When not in a relationship, feeling desperate and alone

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Inability to maintain an intimate relationship once the newness and excitement have worn off

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Finding it unbearable or emotionally difficult to be alone

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When not in a relationship, compulsively using sex and fantasy to fill the loneliness.

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Choosing partners who are emotionally unavailable and/or verbally or physically abusive

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Choosing partners who demand a great deal of attention and caretaking but who do not meet, or even try to meet, your emotional or physical needs

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Participating in activities that don’t interest you or go against your personal values in order to keep or please a partner

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Giving up important interests, beliefs, or friendships to maximize time in the relationship or to please a romantic partner

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Using sex, seduction, and manipulation (guilt/shame) to “hook” or hold on to a partner

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Using sex or romantic intensity to tolerate difficult experiences or emotions

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Missing out on important family, career, or social experiences to search for a romantic or sexual relationship

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Using anonymous sex, porn, or compulsive masturbation to avoid “needing” someone, thereby avoiding all relationships

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Finding it difficult or impossible to leave unhealthy or abusive relationships despite repeated promises to oneself or others to do so

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Repeatedly returning to previously unmanageable or painful relationships despite promises to oneself or others to not do so.

Love addicts live in a chaotic world of desperate need and emotional despair. Fearful of being alone or rejected, love addicts endlessly search for that special someone, that someone will make the addict feel whole.

While all romantic relationships may exhibit some of the above signs at least occasionally, with love addiction there is a consistent pattern of one or more (usually more) of the signs, and that pattern results in ongoing and eventually escalating negative life consequences. Much like sex addicts, love addicts are searching for something outside of themselves – a person, relationship, or experience – to provide them with the emotional and life stability they lack

If you think you might be addicted to love and relationships, here’s a test you might find helpful:

  • Do you crave having someone to love?
  • Do you feel sad when you’re not in a relationship?
  • Do you spend a lot of time thinking about romance or sex?
  • Are you very needy when it comes to relationships?
  • Do you fall in love and get into relationships quickly?
  • Do you feel anxious when your partner isn’t around or doesn’t respond quickly to texts or phone calls?
  • Do you use manipulation to get a partner, or keep one?
  • Have you gotten into a relationship more than once with someone who isn’t able to commit?
  • Do you find you stay in relationships past their use-by date?
  • Do you do things against your will because you’re scared the relationship will end?
  • Have you lost focus on your job or other relationships in order to maintain a romantic relationship?
  • Do you give up hobbies or other interests to please your partner?
  • Are you the only one in love in the relationship?
  • Have you gotten into a relationship for the wrong reason because you were lonely?
  • Do you feel ‘less than’ when you’re not in a relationship?
  • Do you try to be what you think your partner wants you to be?
  • Do you believe that if a person got to know you, they wouldn’t like you?
  • Have you stayed in an abusive relationship?
  • Do you pursue someone even though they are in another relationship?

If you’ve answered yes to several of these questions, it might be time to consider asking for help and consider engaging with a love addiction rehab in Thailand.

Love Addiction & Codependence

A love addict gains their sense of security and self-worth from another person and is essentially addicted to the high of the intensity of infatuation and romance in a relationship. Addiction to love is closely related to codependency and they share many of the same patterns of behavior.

One definition of codependency is ‘excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner, typically one who requires support on account of their illness or addiction’. The codependent person often puts another’s needs ahead of their own and becomes so focussed on their partner that they stop caring for themselves and can get sick as well.

Melody Beattie’s (author of Codependent No More) defines a codependent person as one who has let another person’s behavior affect him or her, and who is obsessed with controlling that person’s behavior.

Other codependent behaviors may include:

  • Always being attracted to people with addiction and who are emotionally unavailable
  • Feeling as if you must be in a relationship with anyone for your life to be worthwhile
  • Trying to control others’ behaviors, especially loved ones
  • Not being able to end a relationship that you know is not good for you
  • People-pleasing at your own expense
  • Forgetting to take care of yourself because you’re so focussed on helping others
  • Practising these behaviors over and over and not being able to stop.

If you notice that these themes recur in your life, it might be time to consider a love addiction rehab where you’ll get help and get therapy so you can start to recover from love addiction and codependency.

The Relationship Between Codependency and Addiction

Even though you want to help your addicted partner, you may be codependent and enabling them. There’s a difference. Enabling is when you do things for them that they should be able to do for themselves. While you’re showing them your love by ‘helping’ your partner, you may in fact be getting in the way of him or her getting their own treatment to get clean and sober.

Here are some enabling behaviors:

  • You excuse your partner’s drinking by justifying their behavior, saying they are stressed and need to chill.
  • You make excuses when your partner can’t attend social or family occasions because she is high on drugs
  • You allow your partner to use your pain medication despite knowing that they are using it all the time and getting addicted to it
  • You take on more and more responsibility because you can’t rely on your partner who is in active addiction
  • You often apologise to others or patch up relationships that have been damaged by your partner’s substance abuse

You lend your partner money to cover his or her debts gained from substance abuse or other behaviors like gambling.

A person in active addiction can’t think straight and this makes it difficult for them to see that they need help. If you prevent your partner from really experiencing the consequences of their addiction, it’s less likely they will be able to understand the extent of their problem.

Loving someone with a substance use disorder can also cause your codependence to have major consequences. If your partner is behaving unpredictably because of being in active addiction, it’s easier to use codependent behavior in your effort to maintain a sense of control over the chaos.

This can make for a vicious cycle that traps both of you in a dysfunctional and unhealthy relationship.

Love and Relationship Addiction Rehab Center in Thailand

At Miracles Asia, we will help you work out how to tell the difference between healthy and unhealthy behaviors. You will learn how to create a ‘buffer space’ or ‘warning zone’ in which you can live a normal and happy life. It’s possible to avoid the behaviors and patterns that cause you and others harm in painful relationships.

Our comprehensive programme allows our clients to identify, understand and deconstruct their addictive patterns and replace them with healthy and functional alternatives.

When you come to Miracles Asia addiction rehab you will begin a healing journey that offers therapy so you can have the opportunity to identify the factors that may contribute to your love and relationship addiction and codependent behavior.

You will begin to understand how to deal effectively with the addictive or codependent behavior and its causes. Our skilled therapists will work with you to:

  • Understand your life problems that contribute to your codependent/love addicted behavior
  • Learn which aspects of that behavior you may be able to change or improve on
  • Help you identify objectives for the future and set goals that are achievable
  • Gain ‘tools’ to enhance your mental and emotional well-being
  • Identify unhelpful thinking patterns that lead to feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
  • Learn new ways to change ‘black and white’ thinking – i.e. ‘I always fail at relationships’ or ‘I’m unlovable’ or ‘No-one would love me if they got to know me’
  • How not to take other people’s actions or words personally
  • Help you to gain a more positive view on life
  • Explore other entrenched thoughts and behaviors that create problems in relationships
  • Learn new coping skills about how to interact with other people
  • Help you regain a sense of healthy control and pleasure in life.

At Miracles Asia’s love addiction rehab in Thailand, you will get the kind of therapy that will help you see how you have choices so that you can gradually build yourself back to being able to have a healthy relationship, an enjoyable lifestyle and become fulfilled again.

Call our toll-free number today and leave your worries behind. Get your life back: you deserve it!

Continuing Care After You Leave Treatment for Love Addiction

The treatment program at Miracles Asia doesn’t stop after you leave love addiction rehab.

Say you spend one month in residential care, you’ll stay connected through our after-care online programme for two further months – and longer if necessary.

The aftercare support programme will keep you in regular contact with your counsellor who will see you for one-to-one sessions by Zoom weekly. These sessions are important so that we can check in to make sure you’re still on-track in your recovery and if you’re experiencing any issues we can problem solve together.

Not only will you have one-to-one counselling, but also our ongoing group counselling sessions will keep you connected to your peer group, some of whom people often form life-long attachments with.

The group sessions are kept deliberately small in number. A group therapy session lasts around 120 minutes and is taken by a counselor who you will probably know from your time in residential care.

The experienced group facilitator’s job is to check in with you all and spend time making sure you’re on track with your recovery. You may have questions and the facilitator will be happy to answer questions and provide the necessary psychoeducation and relapse prevention planning.

We make sure you’re getting the best possible support as you ease back into your community back home. Miracles’ group therapy is a key part of your ongoing progress. It’s helpful to keep you on the right track to living the life you deserve.

Our online group counselling is available at assigned times during the week to cater for you wherever you are in the world after you leave love and relationship addiction treatment rehab.

Relapse prevention is a steep learning curve and we will support you, making sure the best care continues.

Maybe you have questions about what to do, or how to go about life in general. For these reasons and more, our case-managers will stay in touch and help you manage your early few months in recovery.

Research shows that the longer the recovering person stays connected to a treatment programme, the better the outcome i.e. the longer he or she works alongside professional counselors, therapists, recovery coaches etc, the better the chance of long-term recovery from love addiction.

We take your treatment plan very seriously and want the best for you, so for that reason we know it’s important to stay in touch. You deserve the best chance at living your best life.

We are so convinced that our program works that if you are able to spend three months with us and then suffer the pain of relapse within one year of leaving Miracles Asia, we’ll treat you for a month for free. That’s how much faith we have in our love and relationship addiction treatment program at Miracles Asia. We know how important your recovery is and we will do our best to make sure that you get what you deserve – a good life, full of happiness and freedom from addiction.

Living an addiction-free life is absolutely possible and we at Miracles Asia are proof of that ourselves. We know what it’s like to recover.

Call our toll-free number today and leave your worries behind. Get your life back: you deserve it!

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