Thought For The Day

Quote #1

“Just because something is addictive doesn’t mean that you will get addicted to it. But . . . if your stomach ties up in knots while you count the seconds waiting for a phone call from that special someone . . . if you hear a loud buzzing in your ears when you see a certain person’s car (or one just like it) . . . if your eyes burn when you hear a random love song or see a couple holding hands . . . if you suffer the twin agonies of craving for and withdrawing from a series of unrequited crushes or toxic relationships . . . if you always feel like you’re clutching at someone’s ankle and dragged across the floor as they try to leave the room . . . welcome to the club.” (Ethlie Ann Vare)

Quote #2

“With addiction to drugs, the user just wants more. Video games and porn, though, are an arousal addiction; the user wants different. And that’s a problem…mens’ brains are being constantly rewired for change, novelty, excitement, and constant arousal, which means they are totally out of sync in romantic relationships.” (Philip Zimbardo, TED Talks)

Quote #3

“Love addicts often pick partners who are emotionally unavailable because deep down, they don’t feel worthy of having a healthy, loving relationship. A love addict craves and obsesses about becoming enmeshed or ‘one’ with another human being at all costs, even if it means putting themselves in potential danger.” (Christopher Dines)

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson