From Psychology Today:
In an earlier post, I explored the relationship between Anthony Bourdain’s suicide and his being in “love.” I also discussed a friend who evidenced an addictive relationship, texting his partner nonstop during lunch. These cases suggested to me creating a brief quiz for people to assess the potential addictive nature of their intimate relationships.
Love Addiction Quiz
Love and relationships quiz: Are you addicted to “love”?
1. I almost never go voluntarily to a social event without my partner.
2. I dread being alone.
3. I resent any time my partner spends with other people.
4. I filter every event or possible activity through my partner’s eyes.
5. When I spend a few free hours apart from my partner, I text or email them continuously.
6. When I’m apart from my partner or “lover” I refer everything back to them, in my mind or when speaking.
7. There is no one I ever want to spend time with more than my “lover” or partner.
8. I almost never try new activities or make new personal connections on my own.
9. My life has become significantly more limited due to my “love” relationship.
10. I don’t engage in activities or see people that my partner doesn’t like.
If you’ve answered six of these questions as “true,” or largely so, you might consider yourself to be in a love or relationship addiction.
P.S. A comment
Competent studies have shown that married people spend less time with
neighbors and extended family. Married people spend less time volunteering,
less time with civic engagement, more time watching TV, less time furthering
their education and less time exercising. This isn't love addiction, the
shunning of the outside world and coupled insularity is standard acceptable
behavior by romantic couples in 2018.