The Difference Between True Love and Unhealthy Obsession

The Difference Between True Love and Unhealthy Obsession

Melissa Cassera and Alex Franzen are best friends who love getting together to drink coffee and talk about all of their obsessions. What kinds of obsessions, you ask? Take a break from the stress of your day and let this show become your new obsession! Available now on iTunes and Spotify. Alex and Melissa are baaaack!

Plus, tips for how to curb your obsession without feeling like you’re going to die alone (because that’s everyone’s fear, right?). 1You use multiple.

Any rom-com enthusiast knows there is a point in the movie when the protagonist finds the one character he or she will spend the next 90 minutes pursuing. Well, let me make something clear: 90 percent of the real world is built upon nothing but sucky love stories. Everyone, at some point, has caught feelings for some ambiguous figure before. We have this scary ability to instantly become emotionally, and sometimes mentally, fixated on people we virtually have no clue about.

Personally, I believe this to be a sickness all its own. We make pathetic and sometimes half-assed attempts at talking to the person, and we often do not take the time to plan out what we say. Or what about the plus Instagram likes your best friend got on that photo with her boyfriend? As young people of this generation, we internalize the stranger who passes us by as the one we could call ours because we see it happen for so many other people. Inside all of us lies a basic desire to be wanted, plain and simple.

We want love, and when we catch a rare glimpse of what could be just that, we attack like the poor, clueless love predators we are.