Is Love An Addiction?

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In this video Helen Fisher and other experts, including therapists, talk about love as an addiction. The video was made at


Love is intoxicating!  It may be one of the first natural and necessary addictions we have, like for food and water.  Love may be a survival mechanism, which explains why heartbreak is so painful, and powerfully affects our behavior.


The host is Melanie Gorman, MA (

The Experts are:

Helen Fisher, PhD Biological Anthropologist (, and this website)

Mary Ellen Goggin, Relationship Retreat Guide (

Alicia H. Clark, PsyD Clinical Psychologist (

SaraKay Smullens, Family therapist (

For more information, go here: /the-results/addicted-to-love/