“You are addicted to relationships” Mothers, Sons & Lovers – by Michael Gurian
Yes, I’m addicted to the approval I get from people I’m in a relationship with. Unless they criticize me, at which point I’m likely to go to the other extreme and say, “To hell with them.” I need to feel the approval of others, and know that they want to be around me. Ending a relationship is very hard or me to do, because I’m losing a source of affirmation. When other people are the ones to end the relationship I feel very hurt and I respond with defensive anger.
Are you addicted to relationships? How has this affected your life?