Archive for the ‘Love Obsession’ Category

Elliot Rodger’s Narcissism

Tweet Last Saturday morning, the U. S. found out that Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old, went on a murderous rampage Friday night in Isla Vista, CA. Isla Vista is a pretty, beach town, filled with seemingly immortal, young students with lives of sunshine and partying. My brother lives there, two blocks from where the chaos ensued. I became interested in the story as […]

Adolescents are Prone to Love Addiction

Tweet Adolescence spans from roughly age twelve to as late as twenty-five, with the late teens and early twenties sometimes called ‘emerging adulthood.’ During this important and exciting phase of life, individuals transition from being children to being adults. Specific aspects of physical, social, and personality maturation affect the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors of adolescents. […]

Q&A: Help me stop thinking about my ex girlfriend

Tweet I need your help please. My ex and I broke up in the beginning of November. I dated a girl before this last one for six years and thought she was it. I loved her so much I wanted to marry her. Things didn’t work, we broke up and as soon as we did, […]

Q&A: I just want these obsessive thoughts to stop

Tweet Hello Dr. Brit, I am currently reading your book, the Breakup Cleanse. My ex and I broke up about 2 months ago and since then my mind has been obsessing over the past and him… continuously. I am trying to let go and move forward but I don’t know how. A few details of […]

Q&A: I still love a girl I met 30 years ago

Tweet Hi, I was wondering if you could help me. 30 years ago I met this girl at a caravan park. We had the best 2 weeks. Then it was time for her to go home. We were so upset.  Luckily, it turned out that she lived only 5 km away. 3 months later I […]

Q&A: Why did my avoidant ex act the way she did?

Tweet Dear Dr. Brit, I learnt a lot from other people’s stories regarding avoidant attachment style, and I’d like to tell my experience with an avoidant girl, hoping to give my little contribution. I’ve been into this co-worker for over a year, and she always sent me mixed signals, showing interest in me, but at […]

Love Sick

Tweet Lyrics by Bob Dylan…. Thanks to Catherine Behan. Love Sick I’m walking through streets that are dead Walking, walking with you in my head My feet are so tired, my brain is so wired And the clouds are weeping Did I hear someone tell a lie? Did I hear someone’s distant cry? I spoke […]

The City

Tweet The City Feeling tiny next to the towering cement and steal The neon light from the Chinese joint paints the street blue and green. Can’t tell if the acidity comes from the miles of walking or my empty brain You are somewhere in this city in a crowd, sipping cheap Savignon Blanc wishing yourself […]

With My Eyes Shut

Tweet With My Eyes Shut I lie on the bed, listening to you tap on the keys on the computer, comforting to know you are just a door away You may show up in the doorway any minute. Look at me. Any minute I lie on the bed, listening for the minute It’s quiet and […]

Love Obsession: Your Brain on Crack

Tweet Whether you obsess over a person you just met, a person you once were intimate with or an unavailable rock star, some parts of your brain have the same brain chemistry as a brain exposed to cocaine. Cocaine is a serotonin/norepineprhine/dopamine reuptake inhibitor. If you have ever heard of antidepressants, chances are that you have […]

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