Trading Emotional Heroin For Sexual Cocaine

Nathan writes:

The first year of life is (ideally) about unconditional love. But note what this turns into: the mood swings of "the terrible twos."

The next stage is about conditional love – which tends to lead to greater emotional stability.

In "adulthood," I’ve seen men essentially trade "emotional heroin" in return for "sexual cocaine" from women – which leads back to the terrrible 2’s again.

The lesson: unconditional love is a drug, use it like a doctor, not like an addict.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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