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Is there a word for the concept of being unable to leave a place, or end a condition, which you find pleasurable, rewarding, safe, etc...?

All the words I can think of for 'unable to leave' seem negative, e.g. trapped, imprisoned, stuck, ensnared.

Example: "We spent every cent on our dream house, and we are finally in Palm Springs."

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  • What do you think of positively addicted? That was the first thing to pop into my mind. Jun 3, 2018 at 1:05
  • ensconced?
    – Dan Bron
    Jun 3, 2018 at 1:07
  • captivated? engrossed? It'd be better if you provided us with a sample sentence to show how the word you're looking for is going to be used. As you can see, a lot of words can fit your description depending on the context. Jun 3, 2018 at 1:10
  • Thanks! Ensconced and Engrossed are good; closer than anything I could think up. I suppose there might not be a perfect word for this, because having no option to leave/change is something kind of inherently bad.
    – Stewii
    Jun 3, 2018 at 1:19
  • Positively Addicted is good, too, but I'm really hunting for a single word.
    – Stewii
    Jun 3, 2018 at 1:20

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The two very similar words that I can think of are the following:

engrossed:

so interested or involved in something that you think about nothing else

Example:

He was so engrossed in his book that he didn’t hear her come in.

absorbed:

very interested in something and not paying attention to anything else

Example:

Simon was so absorbed in his book that he didn't even notice me come in.

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  • I think 'engrossed' takes the grand prize. Thanks!
    – Stewii
    Jun 4, 2018 at 17:46

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