Is It Possible To Be Addicted To Your Man?
Love is often likened to drug use. In fact, scientific research suggests that being in love causes a boost in activity in areas of the brain that are often triggered by morphine and cocaine usage. Considering that love is associated with the euphoric feeling people experience when they’re high, is it possible to become addicted to your partner in the same way that one might become addicted to drugs? According to those in the medical field, the answer is yes.
“We can get addicted to people just as we can to alcohol or food,” relationship expert Dr. Margaret Paul told Cosmopolitan. “It’s a form of self-abandonment where you use another person to avoid responsibility for your feelings.”
According to Cosmo, there are 19 tell-tale signs that you’re addicted to your man, some of which include compulsively seeking out your partner, wanting to have sex with them at inappropriate times, and finding it difficult to be happy when they’re not around.
During a recent episode, the ladies of “The Real” delved into this topic and the cast mates hilariously accused Tamera of being addicted to her husband, Adam.
“I do believe that you’re addicted to Adam because I’ve never seen you at a party or somewhere away from him where you won’t check your phone, mention something about him, or go scrolling through your family pictures without him there,” said Jeannie Mai. “Always. All the time. 24/8.”
Initially, Tamera was clearly in denial about her addiction; however, her girls did not hold back, and she eventually fessed up.
“That is very true,” she said in reaction to Jeannie’s revelation. “Well, I would have to say yes [I’m addicted to my husband] now. I do like when Adam goes for about two or three days, but after three days, I like, start to hyperventilate and really miss him and experience separation anxiety.”
Ladies, are you or have you ever been addicted to your man? Do you believe there’s something wrong with feeling this way?