It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that a writer in possession of a blog, must be in want of publishing a book 🙂 I went the self publishing route and did it. My mini guide to healing love addiction is now available on Amazon.
This was not the story I was going to write this year. I planned to finish my scifi story (finally!). But this is the book that wrote itself… I hope it helps at least one person to reduce their suffering and maybe even find their light. Here is the premise of the book:
Do you keep falling for people who you know are unavailable? Do you seem to repeat a pattern of unrequited love crushes that only result in suffering? Does most of it exist in your head, in a fantasy bubble, and you sometimes wonder if you are going crazy?
Most of the literature on love addiction appears to be concerned with either extreme cases where others are physically harmed or love addiction within a relationship. Having suffered from love addiction for more than a decade, I could not find, in one place, information on the type of love addiction that I had – a mild form involving strangers where the only harm done is “emotional self-harm”, resulting in low mental well-being and intense inner suffering. I felt compelled to write this mini guide after years of reading every scrap of information that I could find on unrequited love, love crushes and milder forms of love addiction and learning about and trying different healing practices on myself, including psychedelics.
Is love addiction a mental illness? Are we all addicted to love? And if so, why do some of us get stuck in an unhealthy obsessive pattern? Can love addiction have an existential meaning? In this mini guide I review the science behind love addiction, look at why we become addicted to love and, based on my love addiction journey, review a number of practices that hopefully can make your suffering that little bit lighter and, ultimately, help you heal.