Do you think that it is possible to be addicted to love or relationships? I know that being in a relationship causes a chemical called phenylalanine which improves your mode as well as other chemicals such as dopamine and tyrosine. I use to be addicted to relationships when I was younger. I had a hard time not being in one. Now that I am older I am alright without one but I prefer to be in a relationship. It makes me feel so much better and able to survive. I think it is possible that I am addicted to the chemical that love causes mainly phenylalanine. I suffer from depression and maybe this chemical helps me feel better. I take antidepressants but still feel much better when in a relationship even though I am very strong and independent. I am thinking that it could be a chemical addiction. What are your thoughts on this?