Love addicts need love desperately but are also desperately afraid of it. There are more female than male love addicts. The females tend to fall in love with unattainable or totally inappropriate men who will hurt them. (Stump, Jane Barr, PhD. What’s the Difference? NY: William Morrow, 1985, p 120)

Love is addictive in the sense that many use erotic love as an attempt to fill a void or relieve the fear of loneliness. Lists 20 characteristics of addictive love. Intensity is often directly proportion to one’s sense of unmet childhood needs. (Schaeffer, Brenda. Is It Love Or Is It Addiction? CA: Harper & Row, 1987, pp 22, 38)

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