He’s just not ready to involve himself in real-time dating with people he may connect with online.There are a multitude of reasons why this happens, but at the core, he is not ready or able to embark in a substantive relationship, regardless of what his profile says.As soon as someone catches their eye, they can engage in a virtual chat session with just a few clicks of the mouse – if the other person is also online as well.If they’re not, they can leave a message and connect at a later date.It’s time to put the phone away, shut down the computer and deactivate for a while.You sit down after work, write an email or two and maybe even perform a quick search.“I told a friend about it and she about fell on the floor. I started talking about it to the patients here at The Meadows, where I have worked for years, and they [admitted], ‘I do that.’ It was stunning.I was surprised that everybody else was doing it, so I wrote a book.
In the following interview, Mellody discusses the ideology of the addiction, how to recognize it, the stages of addiction from attraction and fantasy to denial and obsession, and the recovery process for love addicts based on 12-step work and counseling.Rather, he moves from one online-created connection to the next, or back and forth between many, and barely if ever have to leave the house.Internet dating enables him not to engage in a meaningful way.Love addiction is a condition in which individuals do not fall in love with someone who will return their affection.Rather, they are attracted to somebody who will neglect the relationship.
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The Internet has become a boon for many love addicts.