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Addicted to love - January 13th 2010, 05:57 AM

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I think I'm addicted to love. I've only had a couple of girlfriends, my first relationship lasting a year and a half, and my second only 2 months because her mother won't allow us to speak or see each other anymore.
I can't seem to be happy or motivated unless I'm in a loving relationship.
I feel incomplete, self-concious, and depressed all the time. Sometimes I even feel the need to hurt myself.
Any suggestions on how to be happy with just myself and not need someone else?
   
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Re: Addicted to love - January 17th 2010, 05:31 AM

I dont honestly have any suggestions for you.
I can tell you that you are not alone. This lonely feeling is completely normal. Or, at least I think it is because I feel it too. I am happy and loving my life when I'm with someone, but when I'm alone I'm completely down and I occasionally get suicidal. I do undertand and if you ever need to talk I'm here. Its a sucky feeling to have and I'd be glad to help if I can.


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Re: Addicted to love - January 17th 2010, 08:02 AM

Hey there Shayla. I just wanted to tell you that you're not alone in this. Part of being human is that we need relationships with people. We need communication and to feel accepted and loved. It's a normal feeling and it is something each of us are "addicted" to in a way.

Honestly though, this is a good thing. It's good to have loving, healthy relationships. A healthy relationship means that we can't base our happiness on how much someone loves us though. We have to be happy with and love ourselves.

It's a really good thing that you seem to have figured this out and you want to be happy with yourself. I'm proud of you for making it to this point.

I believe being happy, starts with loving yourself. I know that can be hard sometimes, especially when we are struggling with things like depression, but it can be done. I really think trying therapy might be a good idea for you. Sometimes we all need help.

Depression and hurting yourself do not have to be dealt with on your own. Maybe by talking and working with a counselor, you will be able to find happiness and peace with who you are and not have to rely on someone else to show you how much you're worth. Because you are worth a lot Shayla.

I hope you are doing okay right now and please feel free to PM me anytime.
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