4 thoughts on “What It Feels Like When Your Inner Addict Starts to Die

  • February 11, 2017 at 9:38 am

    WOW! How illuminating this article has been. Part of my life I’ve lived addicted to love, yes, love. Coming from a disfunctional family with lots of pain in the process and at the same time lots of love, yes, love but not the ‘right’ kind of love. Dependent on each other to face the world was more like it. Have had so much suffering in the ‘search for love’ process that today my way to cope is a combination of ignoring those who are out there to harm you and numbing myself to feel.
    Living for me is a quest of sorts I just hope I can make it through until my natural end.

    • February 11, 2017 at 11:40 am

      I hear you!! Thank you for sharing your insights here and I’m glad the post resonated!

  • February 12, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    I don’t think addiction is about reaching out for life, being hungry for life, etc. I think that’s kind of a romanticized notion of addiction. Addiction is about the avoidance of real life (real inner life). Addiction is about having something missing, then trying to avoid the pain of that by using a substitute to feel good (which doesn’t work, just makes it worse).

    I don’t think her desperate need for her boyfriend is an example of intense love, either. Sounds more like fusion or codependence to me.

    • February 12, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      You could totally be right. And maybe some people are just addicted to lots of things (not just food, or people, or alcohol). I am just fascinated by her story and her life. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


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