"Change occurs when one becomes what he/she is, not when he/she tries to become what he is not"
Relationship Grief vs. Withdrawal in Love Addiction
Are you a love addict and grieving from a relationship break up or love loss? Does the pain feel unusually intense and painful with ongoing obsessive thoughts about your ex and the relationship you just had.
5 universal stages of grief include:
The grieving process differs from individual to individual and from one loss to another. If people allow the grief process run their course, validate their feelings, etc. (healthy grieving), they are able to move forward in a healthy manner.
It is necessary for addicts to grieve the loss of their addiction if healing is to occur. After all, the addiction provided at some level, and for amount of time, gains, and familiarity. Addicts come to miss the rituals surrounding their compulsive or acting-out behaviors (the fantasy). The places, patterns, and activities were built into their life just as solidly as a job or home and changing these is difficult and painful. Although dysfunctional, there is the loss of emotional and situational predictability in the dysfunction.
Keep aware that experiencing the craving of your addiction
Craving does not mean
necessarily want to continue destructive behaviors/patterns.
Craving a substance, behavior, or person in any addiction
To break through the withdrawal, it is important addicts allow themselves to grieve the loss (feel, and validate your emotions; without letting them control you) of what provided comfort, even if that comfort was temporary and toxic. To try and escape it with denial, suppression, or by medicating the feelings is to continue the addiction or slip into another addiction.
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