Could you be losing yourself to love? My interview with Elite Daily reveals the 7 red flags that show you’re too obsessed with your relationship: #selfcare #boundaries #balance #datingadvice #obsessed

Rachel writes, “Oh, the honeymoon phase. We all love that time early on in every relationship where each moment feels magical and every love song feels like it finally makes sense. You and your new flame go into a kind of love hibernation during the honeymoon phase, where you spend every moment you can together. We tend to hold this time of the relationship up as an ideal, but it can (and sometimes does) go too far. At some point you might even ask yourself: Am I obsessed, like too obsessed, with my relationship? If you find yourself wondering that, there are some red flags of obsessive relationships that are important to note, because when passion turns into codependency and fixation, it can take a serious toll on both you and your partner’s mental health and well-being.

Of course, there is a difference between being obsessed with your partner in the way you are obsessed with your best friend or favorite singer, as in you adore them and are their biggest fan, and being actually obsessed with the relationship. In fact, obsession can lean into codependence, wherein you depend on and support your partner in ways that are unhealthy.

1. Your Whole World Revolves Around Your Partner

It’s normal to think about your partner throughout the day — they are a big part of your life, after all. But when you reach the point where “you’re so focused on them that everything occurring in your world relates to them,” you’re heading into obsessive territory, NYC-based relationship expert Susan Winter tells Elite Daily.

2. Your Emotional Well-Being Is Dependent On Your Partner’s Mood

Have you stopped feeling like your feelings are yours? Winter says that if “you’re either happy or sad depending upon where you stand with your partner,” you’re too obsessed with your relationship. What she’s describing isn’t just feeling empathy for your partner’s emotions (that’s healthy), but rather, when “your relationship becomes the center point of your emotional barometer.””

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