Q&A Am I Addicted to Limerance?

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Hi Rick, I am the betrayer in our marriage and as part of our recovery process I am attempting to reflect upon my entire life and what may have started me on this negative journey. I have always known that I have never felt content from the time I started dating in my teens and though I had very deep and meaningful relationships with everyone I dated, I still seemed to lose interest eventually and move along to someone else. I have always been susceptible to the general attention of others, but feel incredibly sad that I am in need of such affirmation to feel good about myself. Some people go from person to person desiring sex; this is not me. I desire the emotional highs and to draw in the interest of others...to make them fall in love with and desire me, even if I am not particularly interested in them beyond friendship. I am wondering now whether I am actually addicted to limerance? I am diving deep into my childhood to better understand, but do you have thoughts or helpful tools to navigate this journey?

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