Are you obsessed with obsession? Have you ever blurred the line between love and infatuation? In "Obsession," we'll delve deep into the history, culture, science and often deadly consequences of unrequited love. You'll learn what makes someone turn pathological and hear from real people who have experienced both sides of obsessive relationships -- and they're more common than you might think. This podcast series is funded by Focus Features and produced by LA Times Studios. The Los Angeles Times newsroom was not involved in the creation of this series.
Episode 1. What is unrequited love, a.k.a. limerence, and where is the tipping point when it becomes obsessive or pathological? In this first episode of the series, the concept is defined and its effects are explored. We hear personal stories, like that of Will and Abby, a couple whose budding love story falls apart and turns toxic. We also hear from author Lisa Phillips, who shares her own tale, and Professor Albert Wakin, who studies this behavior.