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I get addicted to people - November 8th 2014, 08:55 PM

I get addicted to people too easily. Help?
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Re: I get addicted to people - November 8th 2014, 09:08 PM

In what kind of way?

I think that it can be a bad thing and a good thing, I just have to have more info on your situation to go into why I think that. If you feel more comfortable send me a PM or VM.

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Re: I get addicted to people - November 9th 2014, 05:58 AM

Hi there, and welcome to TeenHelp.

I'm sorry that you've been struggling with getting addicted to people. Any kind of addiction can be very difficult to deal with. Letting yourself be emotionally opening and trusting isn't an inherently bad thing, and it's only natural to want to have somebody that you can confide in and be close to. It's nothing to be ashamed of.

If you're starting to obsess over certain people, it might help you to try to distract yourself. Reading, watching a movie or a TV show, writing, or pursuing any hobby that you are interested in are a few ways that you could accomplish this. You can also look at our Alternatives to Self Harm thread, which has a list of great distraction ideas! It might also help you to talk to an adult (a parent, therapist, school counselor, teacher, etc.) about how you're feeling, especially if it's harming you or somebody else. If you're not sure who you can talk to, check out the "Who can help me?" thread.

Like Rina said, it would be great if you could give more information about what you're dealing with. How are you addicted to these people? How is it affecting you and others? We can give you more specific advice if you tell us a little more, but I hope this is helpful either way! You can always PM or VM me if you would like to talk more privately or if you need any help around the site (the links are in my signature, or you can click on my username and click the "Send a private message" link). Stay strong!

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Re: I get addicted to people - November 12th 2014, 08:01 AM

I used to get addicted to people, even when it was clear they couldn't stand me. Just know that they are ordinary people, and didn't do anything to get exalted in any way. And try to accept that they are not your girlfriend/boyfriend/BFF of destiny. I believed in destiny and chased a girl for like 3 years, believing it would all be worth it eventually because we were meant to be together. Nope. 3 completely wasted years... I could have and should have found someone else.

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