Those who identify with Mania love see love as a two-way street. They seek loyalty, commitment, and a partner with a mutual passion for the relationship. They want to belong to their lover and they want their lover to belong to them.
For Manic lovers, their relationship often becomes the pinnacle of their identity and much of their self-worth and self-esteem becomes rooted in its success. Because of this, they may find themselves reacting in ways that indicate jealousy, the need to control, or high levels of emotional dependency.
These lovers thrive on security and reassurance, and if these needs aren't met, they can escalate into destructive behaviours leaving both parties in turmoil.