Five of our experts explain why we can't seem to let go.
Does this scenario look all too familiar to you? You fall in love (a little too quickly), you break up and then make up every other day, but despite your on-again, off-again romance, you can't seem to pull away. Why do so many women stay in bad relationships like this?
"I always tell my clients that our pasts are like 8-track tapes and we keep trying to play it back over and over again," Kimberly Seltzer says. "I tell them to get rid of that ... but they don't know how because it's all they know."
"Women — a lot of times — are addicted to the way bad love feels," Lisa Steadman agrees.