Love can be a feeling of euphoria. It can also trigger an immense sense of devastation when it is not reciprocated. Many people have felt the pain of a broken heart and the intensity of the infatuation.
Love can be the start of a beautiful relationship between two people who are ready to live together despite life’s challenges. It can also be an unhealthy union between two people where one is obsessed with the other.
For some people, these feelings are so powerful that they become obsessed with keeping and controlling the person they love. They can appear to adore their partner at times, but become angry or jealous at the slightest threat.
A sign of obsessive love is its focus on the partner as an object of consumption or property, as opposed to an equal. Rather than loving the person and wanting the best for them, people with obsessive tendencies may love the other person because of their own needs. They show little interest in the well-being of the other.
True love requires compromise and negotiation, while obsessive love requires that the object of affection submit to the demands of its partner.
True love puts the other person’s well-being first, while obsessive love can involve physical abuse or emotional abuse.
True love involves accepting the other person and acknowledging their flaws. Obsessive love can involve worship and the refusal to recognize flaws.
In some cases of obsessive love, there can be a cleavage. It happens when the person sees the object of their love as perfect one time and bad the next.
Obsessive love makes it very difficult for a person to let go. While breakups are usually painful and can trigger unhealthy behavior, people with feelings of obsessive love may refuse to accept the end of the relationship.
Obsessive love sometimes involves a relationship that doesn’t actually exist, such as with a celebrity or a stranger.
Obsessive Love Disorder (OLD) refers to a condition in which you become obsessed with someone you think you are in love with. You might feel the urge to protect your loved one obsessively, or even become in control of them as if it were possession.
There are many factors that can cause obsessive love, and Nigerians should stop confusing obsession with love. Love is not about controlling or keeping someone in a relationship they are no longer interested in.
A man or woman who keeps threatening to hurt or kill you when you leave him doesn’t like you. They are obsessed with you and they don’t want to lose the controlling power they have over you. Make no mistake about the desire to keep yourself in line with love. Love is not mean, human beings are.
A person’s ability to form healthy bonds with others begins early in childhood. People whose parents or guardians were unstable or abusive may develop abnormal attachment patterns. This can make them obsessive, controlling, or fearful in their relationships.
People with insecure or reactive attachment styles may be concerned about the fear of loss. They may feel unable to cope without a relationship and be willing to do anything to keep their partner.
Sometimes insecure attachment keeps a person in an abusive relationship because they fear loss. In other cases, it can cause a person to become violent in a desperate attempt to keep a partner.
Trauma and fears of abandonment can also make people obsessive. Some people are so afraid of giving up that they develop obsessive tendencies. It can stem from an attachment disorder or emerge after trauma.
Some mental health issues can distort or alter a person’s perspective, making them more fearful, obsessive, or depressed. This can increase their risk of becoming obsessed with their relationship. That is why we should take mental health issues seriously in this country. It’s not all a spiritual issue, some people have issues that need to be resolved by mental health professionals.
Obsessive love disorder is diagnosed with a thorough evaluation by a psychiatrist or other mental health professional. First, they’ll interview you by asking you about your symptoms, as well as your relationships. They will also ask you questions about your family and about the existence of known mental illnesses.
The precise treatment plan for this disorder depends on the underlying cause. However, this often involves a combination of medication and psychotherapy.
Medicines can be used to adjust chemicals in the brain. In turn, this can reduce the symptoms of the disorder. It may take several weeks for your medicine to work. You may also need to try different types until you find the one that works best for you. You should also tell your doctor about some of the side effects of medications that you experience.
Therapy can also be helpful for all forms of OLD AGE. Sometimes it helps for families to participate in therapy sessions, especially if obsessive love disorder stems from issues that arose during childhood.
Depending on the severity of the disorder and your personal preferences, you can engage in individual or group therapy. Sometimes a mental health professional will recommend both types.
If you or a loved one has possible symptoms of obsessive love disorder, you should see a doctor. They can refer you to a psychiatrist to help you determine if you really have obsessive love disorder. You may also have another mental illness.
When diagnosed and treated, obsessive love disorder can have a positive result. The key, however, is not to give up therapy or treatment if you think you are feeling better. Stopping your treatment suddenly may make your symptoms worse or make them come back.
I would advise men and women to avoid obsessive partners until they have treated themselves. Don’t say you’ll pray for them to change, don’t gamble with your life and your future. Be wise!