Is it love or love addiction?
When being in love means being in pain, you may be addicted to a person. Your judgment and self-respect may tell you to end it, but you keep wishing and hoping he'll change.
An obsession with someone who isn't good for us is not love but fear — fear of being alone ore financially insecure, fear of being unlovable or never finding someone else, fear of being ignored or abandoned. We may deceive ourselves: "He really loves me, he just doesn't know how to show it."