The addiction to drama is not much different than an addiction to gambling. When drama is happening in a relationship dynamic, excitement happens, your body produces adrenaline and there is a rush of energy. People addicted to drama are seeking that rush of adrenaline, or the thrill that the rush of energy brings them. For people that lead a very uninteresting or monotonous life, that rush of adrenaline helps them feel alive. It’s like a mother living her life through her children because her life has become mundane and flooded with boredom. Creating drama means stirring up the energy even if it’s negative energy. Think of it as a thrill seeker trapped in a mundane life. Stirring up drama by creating family conflicts, throwing around the he said/she said conversations, or blowing things out of proportion may be the only expression the thrill seeker has left.
Even if all of the above is the case, it is still up to you to choose whether to play the game and ‘buy in’ or choose to see it for what it is and subsequently ‘ignore the childish behavior and keep it moving’ right on pass them would be a wise choice to make.
When you are on a mission to create a peaceful and calm atmosphere within your own life, drama begins to take several seats back. The adrenaline is no longer important. Meditation and the energy high that comes from knowing you are connected and one with the flow of peaceful energy is more than enough to know that you are alive and surprisingly happier.