If you’ve never experienced relationship addiction, which more often than not also becomes abusive – emotional, physical, even sexual – you can’t imagine why anyone would stay in such a situation. And not just stay, but often leave and return and in some cases end up losing everything because of it; their livelihood, self-respect, family – even their own life.
I have finally become free of a decade-long relationship addiction. Free from the insanity that pervades every aspect of one’s life when another person becomes the sole focus and all logic and intellect is pushed aside. Free to realize my own potential.
Tonight I begin a journey that will solidify my commitment to freedom and living a healthy life, for me and those who truly love and care for me. I’ll begin to say good riddance to self-absorbed insanity. And I hope to help others who are still “in it” to know and understand what it feels like to be committed to real, healthy love and relationships rather than addicted to abusive ones.
Watch for updates over the next few days and learn more about what I’ll be doing, why I’m doing it, and my progress as I plan this adventure which will move me toward defining my next decade and leaving the past decade behind.
I hope my experiences might help even one person believe that it is still possible to live a healthy life that can recapture dreams she or he thought were lost.
On Tuesday, June 19th I’ll post details of my own personal journey through relationship addiction. And on June 20th I will begin an exciting, post-addiction sojourn that most of you would never consider undertaking purposely.