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What's the difference between an obsession and liking someone a lot?
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Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Degree and Impact
There is a fine line between liking someone a lot and an obsession.
When the time you spend becomes excessive, it interferes with other things you need to accomplish, then you begin to cross over the line from a lot to obsession. It is the amount of time and the negative impact the thinking results in that defines an obsession.

In brief: Degree and Impact
There is a fine line between liking someone a lot and an obsession.
When the time you spend becomes excessive, it interferes with other things you need to accomplish, then you begin to cross over the line from a lot to obsession. It is the amount of time and the negative impact the thinking results in that defines an obsession.
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