Do you feel like you’re addicted to infatuation and love? Do you find yourself constantly drawn to relationships that are unhealthy and drama-filled? If so, you may be suffering from limerence. Limerence and love addiction are serious conditions that can have devastating effects on both the addict and their loved ones.
Dr. Lara Dye is a clinical psychologist and addiction specialist, offering limerence therapy to help those suffering from limerence and love addiction get their lives back on track. Learn more below about limerence, love addiction, and limerence therapy, then schedule an appointment with Dr. Lara Dye today.
Limerence refers to a near-obsessive form of romantic love. Oftentimes, this love is unrequited and the object of the limerent’s affection is unaware of the relationship or depth of the limerent’s feelings. Limerence can be all-consuming and can lead to detrimental behaviors such as stalking, spying, and extreme jealousy.
The term limerence is commonly paired with the phrase “love addiction” and while related, it’s important to understand the difference between the two. Love addiction is a much broader term that can refer to any unhealthy obsession or dependency in a relationship. Limerence, on the other hand, is specifically referring to the feeling of being addicted to love itself.
Often, people who suffer from limerence will fixate on a particular person for months or even years. In some cases, the limerent may move on to other objects of affection, however, the feelings of limerence are always intense and all-consuming.
There is no single cause of limerence. But, some experts believe that limerence is rooted in low self-esteem and a fear of intimacy. Learn more about the science and study of limerence on Dr. Lara Dye’s blog.
Limerence Therapy From Dr. Lara Dye
Limerence Therapy Techniques
As a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating love addiction, Dr. Lara Dye often uses a combination of limerence therapy techniques. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and more.
Limerence Therapy Techniques
Limerence therapy is a great way to learn more about your condition and how to manage your feelings. In limerence therapy with Dr. Lara Dye, you’ll also learn to:
- Identify Your Triggers
- Create & Stick to Boundaries
- Communicate Effectively
- Manage Jealousy & Other Intense Emotions
- Build Healthy Relationships
Why Choose Dr. Lara Dye?
Dr. Lara Dye is a psychologist in Austin, Texas with over 20 years of experience treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction. She has extensive experience working with couples, groups, and individuals always on a confidential basis. Plus, Dr. Dye offers different forms of therapy, specialized for each client, as well as telehealth services.
If you believe you are suffering from limerence, don’t wait to get help. Contact Dr. Lara Dye today to schedule an appointment in Austin or anywhere via secure telehealth services. Get started today.If you believe you are suffering from limerence, don’t wait to get help. Contact Dr. Lara Dye today to schedule an appointment in Austin or anywhere via secure telehealth services. Get started today.