I finally have come to terms with the fact that I am a relationship addict. When I am in a relationship I am more self motivated and feel more confident. I finally realize this because I just ended a 4 month relationship with a man that had abusive tendencies. In fact he put his hands on me. I'm done needing validation from a man or in order to feel OK... am thinking about going to a support group. Can any one relate to this type of addiction. I have also heard it to be called love addiction.