Addiction to Love

Overcoming Obsession and Dependency in Relationships

Author: Susan Peabody

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 641

Love addiction manifests in many forms, from Fatal Attraction-type obsessive lust to less extreme but nonetheless psychologically and emotionally harmful forms. The most common of these is staying in a bad relationship because of a fear of being alone-the "I hate you but don'¬?t leave me" relationship. In ADDICTION TO LOVE, recovering love addict Susan Peabody explains the variety of ways this disorder plays out, from the obsessively doting love addict to the addict who can'¬?t disentangle from an unfulfilling, dead-end relationship. Peabody provides an in-depth and easy-to-follow recovery program for those suffering from this unhealthy and often dangerous addiction and explains how to create a loving, safe, and fulfilling relationship. A seminal work on unhealthy and obsessive behaviors in love, and how to change behavior to have a positive relationship. This third edition includes a new introduction and revisions to the text throughout. Some symptoms of love addiction include love at first sight, excessive fantasizing, abnormal jealousy, nagging, and accepting dishonesty. Even relationships with parents, children, siblings, or friends may be addictive-dependency is not always related to romantic love. Previous editions have sold more than 40,000 copies."Love addiction is a three-headed serpent that Susan Peabody adeptly slays. This is the quintessential book for any love addict or counselor needing to fully understand this highly prevalent and complex disorder. Susan detects and dissects aspects of this condition not comprehended in other books of its kind. Recovery is possible. This book makes it possible to take the succinct steps necessary toward a loving and reciprocal long-term intimate relationship."-Sudi Scull, M.F.T., C.N., psychotherapist and nutritionist From the Trade Paperback edition.

Madness, Addiction & Love

Author: Lilly White

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 236

View: 689

“Sometimes a grave is not for bodies. It can be for the soul. The tomb of our fate. That forbidding fateful soul contract. For most of my life I have had weighty concerns & fears of living in madness, addiction & love. I either had too much or not enough of all three. I’d hear, ‘I love you’, then be beaten within a second for my next breath. I was on pins and needles constantly. Survival became a daily prayer. By 13, I was on booze, by 36, I was on my knees begging to a higher power to help me end it all. The day is Oct 7th, 1991. I have no idea how that prayer is going to be answered. I am about to find out what real madness is, learn about addiction and find love through letting go and finally in death. You are about to take a wild journey with me. Hang on, you will laugh out loud, hold your breath, allow tears to flow. You will come to know that no matter what life throws at us, we are all whole, holy.”

Addiction and Love

A Deadly Combination

Author: Jered Liechty

Publisher: JL Urban Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

View: 866

Beginning a few days before Christmas, in an unnamed town in the Midwest, the main character is living as a full blown Meth addict, and in addition to doing addict things like getting high, he falls in love. The circumstances are sketchy at best, and the focus of his love interest probably not a fitting recipient of his affections. The instant bond of love develops fast, almost as fast as the clothes start to come off. To celebrate when one is an addict is to get higher than usual, and sometimes this behavior comes with unforseen, and fatal consequences. This is exactly what happens to or man, his lady, and her friends. We leave the group dead or dying, with the main character narrating as he takes a fatal dose after finding his love interest seemingly overdosed. But is she dead? Is he dead. No one starts getting high in the hopes of becoming an addict and dying. But that is what happens; there are only three endings to an addicts life—jails, institutions, or death. p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 115%; }

Addicted to Love

Recovering from Unhealthy Dependencies in Love, Romance, Relationships, and Sex

Author: Stephen Arterburn

Publisher: Vine Books

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 507

What do these people have in common? Carol cannot free herself from the abusive relationship she has endured for ten miserable years. Ben is driven to secret sexual liaisons with one woman after another. Ginny spends every free moment of her day absorbed in romance novels. Carol, Ben, and Ginny suffer from the same problem. Psychologists call it the "disease of the '90's"-"love" addiction. Addicted to "Love" describes the many forms this addiction can take-from romance novels and relationships to spouse abuse and sexual acxting-out. Like drug addicts or alcoholics, "love" addicts get high from sex and romance, develop a tolerance for it, and need ever-greater doses to keep going. Stephen Arterburn examines why this addiction is on the rise, what it looks like, who it afflicts, and what you can do if you suspect that your spouse, friend, or family member may be suffering from it. With compassion and wisdom, Arterburn points the way to psychological and spiritual healing, to enable men and women to enjoy real and lasting intimacy.

Truth About Addiction and Recovery

Author: Stanton Peele

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

View: 486

A radical new approach to recovery—using methods proven more effective than medical treatment or twelve-step programs. Drawing on the latest research and detailed case studies, the authors expose the best-kept secrets in the recovery field: · Addictions—whether to food, cigarettes, sex, alcohol, or drugs—are not diseases, and they’re not necessarily lifelong problems. · Many more people give up addictions on their own than are helped by medical treatment or twelve-step programs. · Developing values, skills, and life resources enables people to quit addictions—and to shed the addict identity altogether. In their revolutionary “Life Process Program” for overcoming all kinds of addictions, the authors emphasize self-help and treatment through coping with stress and achieving one’s goals. As helpful as it is controversial, The Truth About Addiction and Recovery will forever change the way we view and treat addiction. “A classic.” —John Norcross, PhD, ABPP, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton and author of Changing for Good

Kate Moss - Addicted to Love

Author: Fred Vermorel

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 503

Party-girl supreme and queen of street fashion, supermodel and millionairess, Kate Moss is as familiar in headlines as on the catwalk as the twin narratives of lurid tabloid stories and continuing adulation of the fashion industry demonstrates to all the paradox of fame. Whether she’s partying, finding another way to get out of it, or strutting self-assuredly down a catwalk in Paris you can be sure photographers are in a huddle close by, ready splash her or crash her in tomorrows headlines. She is now more familiar to some as the Cocaine Kate of recent tabloid headlines than as the face of Chanel and Burberry. This searching and remarkable book charts both her career and personality as she is propelled out of a misspent youth by the hand of fate to the top of her profession and beyond to become an icon, bigger than the brands she is paid a fortune to represent. However, within the whirlwind of that life the book reveals to us an all-too-human Kate Moss too, as surprised as anyone by the nonsense of celebrity, an apparently addictive personality with a frenetic desire to be loved that accounts for her merry-go-round of celebrity lovers and parallel quest for a dream man to endorse her ethereal fashion self. From the Johnny Depp saga to her strange affair with Pete Doherty, this book recounts it all in a fast-paced, taboo-shattering style that is in a mould reminiscent of previous daring exposes from Fred Vermorel.

Love Addiction

Help Yourself Out

Author: Brenda Schaeffer

Publisher: Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 36

View: 423

Addicted to love

the path to self-acceptance and happiness in relationships

Author: Jan Geurtz

Publisher: Ambo|Anthos

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page:

View: 822

In Addicted to Love, Jan Geurtz clearly demonstrates how our search for love and approval stems from a fundamental self-rejection. We try to compensate for this by seeking other people’s appreciation. But this is counterproductive: it actually makes us more insecure and therefore increasingly dependent. This creates an addiction to love, approval and the security of a relationship. As a result, most romantic relationships eventually fail, or – perhaps even worse – are reduced to dreary co-existence with little room for growth and happiness. With humour and practical examples, Jan Geurtz shows a way out of this vicious circle. Once we have let go of self-rejection, we find that our painful emotions, and also our sexual desires, are the gateway to a state of being that is completely free of restriction and dependence, and is filled with love and clarity – with or without a relationship. Jan Geurtz has written several books on addictions, including the bestseller Quit Smoking in One Day. He studied remedial pedagogy, education sciences and philosophy of science, and is inspired by Buddhism.

Sex and Love

Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery

Author: Eric Griffin-Shelley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 712

More than 10 years ago the US National Institute of Health identified sexual addiction as a research priority. Experts now conservatively estimate a prevalence rate of 5 percent of the American population. Eric Griffin-Shelley provides a detailed definition of sex and love addiction as well as an outline of treatment and recovery.

Lesbian Love Addiction

Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things go Wrong

Author: Lauren D. Costine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 156

View: 448

Everyone makes mistakes in relationships at one time or another. Sometimes they learn from those mistakes. Other times, they return to those behaviors and cycle through failed relationship after failed relationship. Sometimes those behaviors become an addiction to love that may leave a person feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, lonely, or worse. Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things go Wrong makes visible the elements of love addiction that many lesbians suffer from. Love addiction for lesbians comes in many forms. Some struggle by sexually acting out and others are serial relationship junkies, jumping from one relationship into the next. Some are addicted to the high of falling in love and once that wears off don’t know how to handle the day-to-day realities of a committed relationship. Some are even addicted to fantasy and intrigue, while others are love avoidants and sexual anorexics. Love avoidants may be able to get into a relationship but once they are fully committed, struggle with feeling smothered. Others may avoid intimate or sexual relationships all together, becoming sexually anorexic. Some may even vacillate between all of these. The underlying component and common denominator in all of these scenarios is the “Urge to Merge.” Lesbian Love Addiction is designed to help ameliorate at least part of this problem. Lauren D. Costine offers insight for lesbians, bisexual women in relationships with women, queer women, and more specifically, any woman who loves women, as well as their family and friends, and health care professionals, into the psychology of lesbian love addiction. It will give those who struggle with and suffer from love addiction ways to understand, cope, and heal from this debilitating addiction. It will give those who work with this population new tools to use to do this more effectively. Mostly, it will help lesbians understand their relationship failures and how to heal from problems associated with them, so they may grow and cultivate happier, more fulfilling connections in the future.