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Abbie’s Love Addiction: EP 1

What Does It Mean to Have a Love Addiction?


In This Episode:

“So, Dawson, what does it mean to be a love addict?” I’m glad you asked. A love addict is someone who seeks to maintain a relationship, no matter how unhealthy or one-sided it may be, in the hope of receiving love and acceptance. A love addict almost always has deep emotional hurts somewhere in their past – wounds of which they may be unaware. They believe, often subconsciously, that only a consuming relationship can heal that hurt.

Did Today’s Episode Get You Thinking?

Perhaps you saw yourself or a friend of yours in the story we just listened to. Maybe you’re realizing for the first time that you need to take some steps to get healthy.

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See you next week and whatever you do, Never Lose Hope! 



Dawson McAllister Dawson McAllister (born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania) is an American speaker, radio host, and author. He is the founder of Dawson McAllister Association and TheHopeLine and host of the national radio program Dawson McAllister Live, which is aired on Sunday nights. Dawson has been speaking to and in support of teenagers and young adults for over 40 years.
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