So we all know the downside of being a Love Zombie but what about the upsides? Former and Recovering Love Zombies: please don’t take this as a trigger lol. But seriously, i can think of two, just offhand.
(1) The development of skills & attributes you might not otherwise have had. Eg; I know someone who became a really skilled motorcyclist trying to impress/get closer to a married Saggo who had implied that their one night fling could in fact turn to more. He fed her obsession, always flaring up whenever she successfully withdrew. Like candida, like the herxheimer reaction in fact.
Anyway, that thing followed the classic Love Zombie cycle and she eventually successfully applied standard F.F.F. Protocol on the situation. But she became brill with bikes and it transformed her life for the better. Some Love Zombies dive into study/therapy all of a sudden and others get ultra-fit.
(2) Sleuthing skills enhancement. The F.B.I could totally recruit Former Love Zombies for their skills in Pattern Recognition, deduction with very little clues to go on & photo analysis – what did the strange expression on his face at the cousin’s bbq pics on Facebook mean? Existential ennui? Marriage break-up? Gas?
Is it possible that obsessive, unrequited love – once cured – can lead to more self-love?
O.M.G and speaking of Love Zombies, whatever happened to that lady who wore nappies so as to drive faster cross-country to stalk her fellow astronaut lover?