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You, indeed, are addicted to the strongest drug ever! Romantic love is an addiction. It affects the same brain chemistry as narcotics and alcohol. When people ingest or inject their drug of choice, they understand that they are causing their brain to behave in a certain way. But when we’re “in love” we don’t grasp the affects of the neuropeptides and hormones that are stirred by affection and love.
Take it easy on yourself. If you were abstaining from alcohol or drugs, there could be backsliding. Don’t question your resolve. Every day is a new day. It’ll get easier. Don’t beat yourself up!