Obsessive love is easy to understand for many of us. Certain people have a pull over us and drive us to do certain things we normally wouldn’t do. It seems more compelling when it’s a woman that is the obsessed party. The recent case in Arizona of the woman that stabbed her boyfriend 27 times and shot him has been very interesting. The passion to do so much, much more than was required to kill someone, that comes from either deep insanity or deep passion. If I can’t have you no one will kind of thinking.
Someone like that isn’t a threat to society at large, only to someone that arouses something in them and then doesn’t return those feelings of intensity. Not to say everyone with unrequited feelings is going to snap and kill the object of their affection, no, most will just feel bad for a few years and eventually get over it, some never get over it though and it stays with them their entire lives, that obsession for someone. Unrequited love is the strongest and lasts the longest it seems. It’s a sad state to be in, believe me, I know all too well.
However I was never driven to off them because I couldn’t have them. That kind of passion and obsession admittedly intrigues me a lot, the depth of the feelings. It’s an awful feeling to not be wanted back, no doubt about it. It’s so much more often men that turn to violence if a woman leaves, very seldom women, so when it is, it’s much more interesting and compelling.