"My Strange Addiction" is back (Sun., Feb. 12, 10 p.m. EST on TLC) with more bizarre stories of people are their very real obsessions.
We've got an exclusive sneak peek at the new episode featuring Nathaniel, a 28-year-old customer service technician who has found the love of his life: his car, a cherry red 1998 Monte Carlo that he has named Chase. Nathaniel admits he can't go longer than 24 hours without seeing Chase, and that it sometimes brings him to tears to be away from the car. He even has a picture of Chase as his screensaver at work to get him through the day.
But this isn't just a car owner really loving his car -- Nathaniel goes on dates with his car, goes outside to kiss it first thing in the morning and is even intimate with it. He strokes Chase lovingly, gives Chase long bubble baths and even buys Chase birthday gifts. If Nathaniel could sleep with Chase he would, but that honor belongs to his first love, a model car he received as a child named Dylan. His feelings for Dylan have evolved over the years, and he sleeps with it every night (though he doesn't think Chase minds at all).
Though Nathaniel has come out to his friends and parents about his objectophilia (when a person develops a strong emotional and often sexual relationship with an inanimate object) and his relationship with Chase, he's hoping no one at work will find out. It's not exactly the easiest thing to discuss ...