I think some people are just "ROMANTICS
" -it is a part of who they are. It is something they LOVE, they crave the company of their significant other. This is all good if things are going GOOD in the marraige/relationship.
BUt if this goes astray & they feel they can't cope alone
, or they continually go back to to chaos -just so they wont be "alone
", feeling they NEED this relationship like "water" . Then it would be considered a Love Addiction Love Addicts Anonymous
We shouldn't need another to "complete" who we are, we ARE complete in ourselves. I think many need to find their "new place" in life -after a lost relationship. Whether making some new friends, starting a new hobby, concentrating on being the best parent we can be, maybe finding a church we feel we belong, other connections, etc. We should find ourselves as a whole before moving onto the next relationship, this is wise.
But to speak for myself , I hope I never face any of that. I accually FEAR it. I have not been alone since I was 15. I am the type that relishes in having my best friend, my Lover right beside me, every morning, every night, I want to ride through life with that person, doing all things as a pair. I LOVE being married.
I do NOT feel I would be "content" being alone. I do not even want to go to McDonalds and sit & eat alone. Wouldn't enjoy it. And I dont think hanging out with my girlfriends would "fullfill" me in life. I would get very very bored. Love my kids but at the end of the day, I would still be dreaming of a Lover.
I consider myself a "Romantic".