Hello, I have three weeks of separation from the object of my desire, and I thought I'd join a support group to help me put a LOT more time away from this person. I am a 57 year old man, and she is a twenty-something year old employee of a business I patronize. Right now I make an extra effort to patronize this business at times I know her to NOT work there,but I feel as if my current support system of friends and family and employees of businesses such as coffee shops aren't enough.
I've had problems with love addiction since adolescence, and they manifest themselves in intense infatuations that progress to morbid fixations. Invariably these fixations are towards women I don't have any relationship with. Before my diagnosis of mental illness in 1992, I would have depressive episodes that would lead to psychotic episodes, and the portal of entry for my major depression was invariably love addiction manifested in a morbid fixation on a very attractive young woman.
At the age of 23 I stumbled upon some pretty constructive techniques I taught myself from reading the self-help book Feeling Good. I decided to revive that "experiment" in 2012 at the age of 48. But, I want a support group moving forward. Thank you