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Addicted to marriageWhen you assist troubled couples with online divorce, you tend to meet a lot of people and come across many situations that highlight common problems, which keep relationships from working. One of the most common that we’ve seen is marriage addiction. We’re not sure if that’s a scientific term, but it sure is a dead-on description for people, who never seem to be alone and rack up three, four, and five marriages in the process.

In order to beat marriage addiction, you have to first understand it. And learning how to understand it, means opening your eyes to what is actually causing the problem.

Individuals Who Run From One Serious Relationship To The Next

Many people with a marriage addiction are the first ones to consider filing for divorce. They don’t want to be alone, but they just don’t want to be with the person to whom they’re married.

The most likely cause of this feeling is boredom and the example of marriage set for a person by their parents. Typically, stable households with a mother and father, who care for one another, produce stable children with stable relationships.

Jodie Sweetin: An Unfortunate Example  

One possible example of marriage addiction in the news is former Full House star Jodie Sweetin. Sweetin played Stephanie Tanner, the middle daughter in the Tanner family. During the show, she balanced all of the same struggles that child actors do, getting an education while still doing one’s job.

But after the show ended, and the little girl became a woman, she developed a drug addiction that cost her her first marriage. Since then, she’s had two additional marriages with very little time in between them.

Sweetin is currently going through her third divorce, this time with her musician husband Morty Coyle. The two were married a little more than a year after tying the knot in March 2012. Prior to that, Sweetin was married to Shaun Holguin from 2002 to 2006. Following their divorce, it took her all of one year to meet and marry her second husband, Cody Herpin.

When that marriage ended in 2010, it took Sweetin just two years to marry again.

What’s At Work Here? 

A hectic childhood. Self-medicating. Depression. Anxiety. Fear of abandonment. Fear of being alone. All seem to fit, but they don’t have to be the end of the world.

What Can You Do About It? 

Think about changing the type of person you date. If three relationships in a row have gone badly, it’s likely you’re intentionally selecting relationships that you know have zero long-term prospects.

Also, work on yourself. Get in shape. Eat right. Take a vacation. By becoming more comfortable with yourself, you won’t need the approval and acceptance of other people.

Good luck, and if you have any questions — about marriage addiction or how to file for divorce — let us know what we can do to help.

One thought on “Marriage Addiction: Understand It And Break The Cycle

  1. James Charon

    I consider people like this to be pathetic but then again, they may have personal problems that could’ve influenced their attitude towards relationships. Perhaps all they need is proper guidance and counselling.


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