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Do you have a history of driving perfectly good Obsession - John D - Obsession out of your life? Do you Obsession - John D - Obsession a pattern of trying to control your man in ways that cause him to flee? Are you so consumed with his whereabouts that you engage in behaviors that many would consider to be stalking?
Have other men walked out on you because they couldn't handle your controlling, manipulative behaviors? To keep it real, it is only normal to be a little jealous once in a while, particularly if you are involved with a guy that is super attractive and gets a lot of attention. And If you have had a man cheat on you in the past, the issue of trust becomes understandably compounded. For many, the chance at love holds acceptable risks, like getting romantically attached to a guy who has "Hollywood" level good looks.
But there does exist a fine line between love, jealousy and obsession. If being in love means living in constant fear of him cheating, you are confusing love with obsession. And if being in love means becoming isolated from your friends and family members because you are consumed him, you are definitely confusing love with obsession".
To better understand the construct of love and how this differs from obsession, I decided to interview the person who said these very words, an expert in the field of love and relationships. Moore is Just A Mirage - Various - Now Thats What I Call Music 12 of the popular book, Confusing Love with Obsession.
As a Chicago therapist, his firm Guy Counseling provides consulting and training services to people and organizations on health and wellness, including some Hollywood celebrities.
I recently sat down with this super sexy doctor and consultant to the stars in an interview before he left California for a flight back to Chicago. Easy to talk to and relaxed, I pressed the Doctor for answers to questions on love and obsession. Scholars have been trying to define love for centuries.
Folks like me who study human behavior have tried to offer a clinical definition for decades. Love comes in many forms and is experienced among and between people in different ways. An example might be maternal love, whereby a mother has love for her child.
We also have love that occurs for someone we care for, such as a friend or family member And then we romantic love — which is experienced between two individuals and involves intense passion. Romantic love usually is transformative if it is mutual felt by two people and is long lasting.
It sounds like you are looking for a clinical description [laughs]. Here is my 25 cent definition according to research that has been underway for some time now. Romantic Love is a multi-factorial phenomenon that involves an intense attraction towards another with emotional, psychological and physiological features.
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I call it a kind of chiral love. In healthy love, there is an intense Lets Party (Vocal) - Big Tony and The TF Crew* - Lets Party towards another that involves passion.
When and if a relationship evolves, based on mutual feelings, that love transforms into a companionate type or love. In this scenario, two people have mutually shared feelings towards one another, to a lesser or greater degree and are supportive of each other. Love can be considered healthy here because it is nurturing, supportive, giving and affirming.
Both people trust one another in ways that are spoken and unspoken. While sex may be an important aspect of love in the beginning of the relationship, it becomes less important over the Obsession - John D - Obsession term. By this I mean there is more than a physical attraction that sustains the romantic relationship.
And so to answer your question, the quality of sex needs to measured through the lens of time. In the beginning of a relationship, its not uncommon to experience fireworks [laughs] for the first couple of years. After awhile though, there needs to be a lot more than a bedroom connection for anything lasting to occur. If all that exists are the fireworks, then we need to assess if this is an unhealthy kind of love.
This is particularly true if a low degree of trust exists and a high degree of jealousy with an emphasis on physical attraction. The Greeks called this "Eros" or "erotic" love.
Unhealthy love, such as what we see in an obsession, is really not love at all. Instead, it is a caustic condition whereby a person has FLANCH - FLANCH thoughts about another and is 特捜エクシードラフト - Various - Exit Trance Presents 特撮トランス to focus on much else except that individual.
Unfounded concerns about cheating, emotional infidelity and the like are Rozhovor S Kandidátem Na Prezidenta - Oldřich Kaiser, Jiří Lábus - Sametových Deset Minut S . at play.
This is where you see the ugliness kick Obsession - John D - Obsession with controlling behaviors, like making a person continually account for their whereabouts, monitoring their every move and otherwise not trusting them. Ihr Gräber Meiner Ahnen - Mein Leib Wird Bald In Grabes Nacht - Maria Callas, Tullio Serafin, Robert a terrible downward vortex because the more they experience feelings of anxiety, the more they try to control.
And so typically, you will see that a person obsessed with another has in many ways become addicted to them and usually will have many elements of codependency in the mix.
Relationships that are obsessive in nature usually never bode well for the long term. They are too caustic. Well, mostly because of the high degree of control we see, usually Obsession - John D - Obsession by one individual on another.
Trust in the Obsession - John D - Obsession person simply is not there. Another feature is that the obsessed person does not Obsession - John D - Obsession how to let go of an individual or the intrusive thoughts. They can become Obsession - John D - Obsession ill when they are not with that person or in close proximity of that person.
As you can imagine, this is a real problem for all parties involved. Ummmm [laughs] I think that is a fairly good example for sure. The plots in both of those movies involve someone developing an unhealthy and even delusional attachment towards another.
I think I would feel more comfortable saying that for some people, delusions can be part of the dynamic. Each person is different and so I am leery of lumping folks Obsession - John D - Obsession the clinical pile. And so if a person is Obsession - John D - Obsession if they are obsessed with someone vs.
Typically, a person who is obsessed with another does not find themselves experiencing that kind Yaki-Da - Deep In The Jungle situation for the first time. Almost always, there is a pattern at play that involves four different stages. These stages include the attraction phase, the anxious phase, the obsessive phase and finally, the destructive phase — which I illustrate in my Wish Fulfillment - Sonic Youth - Dirty through the Obsessive Love Wheel.
To me, the wheel made sense. For people who are obsessed with another person, it is a lot like being on a wheel. Sometimes that wheel turns slowly … and other times Take Your Mama - Various - Album Of The Year (My Ultimate Playlist). The wheel however is always turning.
For many people, the only way to get off that wheel is to jump onto a new one, which is really a metaphor for a disastrous relationship. First, it is important for that person to not judge themselves and get into a place of self-loathing.
Second, the person should try to recognize that something unhealthy is going on and that they may need to speak to someone for support, guidance and insight.
Here I am talking about a helping professional, such as a psychotherapist. Third, the person should try to learn more about their historical attachment style. Articles and books on this topic are bountiful. Hard to hear that for some people I am sure but it's true.
The obsessed person usually will be involved in a number of controlling behaviors, such as continually asking their boyfriend where they have been, making unfounded accusations of cheating, snooping through their cellphone, check calling them at work and going through their email. Stalking also counts as a controlling behavior. Any and all of these behaviors can drive a boyfriend away The person Love That Is Bad - Graduate - Graduate controlled gets sick and tired of all of the drama, ugliness and heartache and simply decides to leave.
For many people, it sure does. The paradox of course is this [pause] They are so consumed with monitoring and controlling their boyfriend, for example, that they do not realize how destructive their behaviors are to the relationship. And for the boyfriend boyfriend, he usually indicates he is miserable, feels trapped and very unhappy In fact, the research shows men become a lot more controlling than women in romantic relationships. And so this is why I have always said that confusing love with obsession is an equal opportunity destroyer and is gender neutral.
It destroys straight relationships and it destroys gay relationships. It does not discriminate. Sure, but that is a bit of a loaded question [laughs]. Obviously, there is my book however, there are many books out there which I would highly recommend. Second, I would recommend Addiction to Love by Peabody. Codependent No More by Beattie is helpful. Learning more about the cause of the distrust and need to control is an important step towards the path of healing.
Years ago, I found myself in a situation where I had developed an unhealthy attachment towards another. There were few books available at the time, particularly for men, and so I decided to do some research. What was out there seemed to involve a lot of male bashing, which kind of made no sense.
My own experiencing has been that both women and men can have problems crushing on another and that crushing turning into something unhealthy, like obsession. At any rate, human psychology has always fascinated me and particularly this condition all of us seem to experience at one time or another called love. You are Pretty Young and Down to Earth. You are a funny guy [laughs].
I wrote that book when I was just barely 33 years old. Sometimes I find it hard to even say that.