Love Addiction usually involves a pattern of frequent relationships that often begin with intense passion and which end relatively quickly. Intensity is what drives the relationship, not reality. Even when dating someone who is safe, stable, and appropriate, he or she often becomes steadily more dissatisfied and anxious - bored and fearful of being trapped with the wrong person. Mature love is about intimacy, and in addictive love, it is about intensity for intensity’s sake. Often in our culture, there is a feeling that our partners owe us something. The fact is that no one owes us anything. Each of us is a separate human being. To understand relationships one has to look at how people develop and begin to individuate. When individuation occurs need lessens and healthy want replaces that need. Couples feel less beholden and can truly give voluntarily. As a result of insecure attachments in childhood, love addicts may lack confidence and a sense of self. In adolescence or adulthood, they may feel insecure in their bonds with other people and struggle to establish appropriate boundaries. The relationship and love advice in this educational DVD aims at giving love and relationship advice that will help to make your relationships more intimate and healthy. Love Addiction – Is My Relationship Healthy? focuses on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of love addiction and unhealthy relationships. Learning to take emotional care of the self lessens the feeling of obligation and paradoxically often leads to the other person wanting to give more freely. By Jef Gazley, M.S., LMFT 2008 This psychology video offers one (1) NBCC-approved CE clock hour. Click here to download a copy of the Love Addiction educational video into your computer. It's faster and inexpensive! See a Sample of this Love and Sex Addiction Psychology Video. ISBN-10: 1-933154-04-7 ISBN-13: 9781933154046 A comment about this psychology video by a therapist: Is your love relationship healthy? Learn the difference between healthy and an unhealthy love. Has PTSD or feelings of abandonment made you clingy, nervous without your significant other present? This self-help DVD demonstrates the cycle of love, with proper boundaries. You'll learn that you deserve a healthy form of love, if you know the difference.