For most people that thought wouldn't even cross their minds and may not know what it looks like. The media, soap operas, talk shows and movie all play a big role in the addictive circle as they often portray relationships that are built on lying, cheating, deception, affairs and other dysfunctional behaviors. Drama addiction makes a person "hooked" on the adrenaline rush of relationships and people that appear wildly exciting in their intensity. The person enlists people to play out these roles so they can once again feel that rush. The qualities of this kind of relationship are yelling, screaming, throwing things, fights at three am in the morning, lying, cheating, frequent break-ups and then make-ups, and spying on each other. Watching this type of sensationalist programming awakes a type of extreme emotion in a person and that person may turn around and tailor their own soap operas in their lives.
If you recognize this behavior in you, you can take steps in order to help achieve a healthy relationship. First, examine your past and see where this pattern may have started. Most likely if you behave this way you were taught it growing up and will find people who will participate in the drama. Staying with your partner based on love instead for the drama that he or she was providing will be more fulfilling than you ever imagined. It may be difficult to deal with the loss of intensity of the former way of relationships but it will be replaced with honesty and a foundation of genuine care and respect. Instead of building memories of anger, fights, and anxiety your relationship will be built on communication, dignity and mutual kindness.
Relationships of any kind are work and beginning a honest relationship will take even more work but it will get easier reap better benefits in the long run. And this is ultimately what we all want, to be loved and completely accepted by our partner.