Originally Posted by Ariakas
There is also a love addiction as well.
Actual, real love is not addictive, though it is enormously precious--precious beyond measure, and infinitely pleasurable.
Romantic attachments can be addictive, but they are not real, actual love when they are addictive. They are pseudo-love, a cheap counterfeit, a poor knock-off.
Real love is entirely liberatory, the very opposite of addiction.
To the extent that a culture's people treat love as scarce, a substance to be guarded and dribbled out in teaspoonfulls, those people will be love-starved and confused about love's true nature -- and thus vulnerable to "love addiction" (which is never love).