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Facing Love Addiction

240 pages, 2003



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In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of Facing Love Addiction, internationally recognized dependence and addiction authority Pia Mellody explores the complicated dynamics of unhealthy love relationships. 

Through exercises, journal-keeping, and twelve-step work, Facing Love Addiction compassionately outlines the recovery process for Love Addicts. Author of the bestselling Facing Codependence and founder of the Meadows Treatment Center, Mellody offers a fresh perspective on the problem of unhealthy love relationships and clearly outlines methods for ending these patterns in our lives.

Understanding Love Addiction

In 'Facing Love Addiction', Pia Mellody helps us understand what love addiction is. It's not just about being overly romantic or affectionate. It's a serious issue where people become dependent on the feeling of being in love, which can lead to harmful behaviors and unhealthy relationships.

The Root of Love Addiction

Mellody digs into the root causes of love addiction. She explains that it often stems from childhood experiences and traumas. Understanding these roots can be a crucial step in overcoming love addiction.

The Cycle of Love Addiction

The book explores the cycle of love addiction, which includes obsession, manipulation, and eventual emotional collapse. By recognizing this cycle, readers can start to break free from it.

Steps to Overcome Love Addiction

Pia Mellody doesn't just identify the problem, she also provides practical steps to overcome love addiction. These include setting boundaries, developing self-esteem, and learning to be alone. It's not an easy journey, but it's definitely worth it.

The Importance of Self-Love

One of the key takeaways from 'Facing Love Addiction' is the importance of self-love. Mellody emphasizes that loving oneself is the first step towards healthy relationships. So, take a look at this book and start your journey towards self-love and recovery.

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Pia Mellody's 'Facing Love Addiction' is a transformative exploration of the intricate dynamics of love and dependency. It's a must-read for anyone seeking to understand and overcome the patterns of unhealthy relationships.

Brené BrownBrené Brown - Researcher, Author, Speaker

Pia Mellody's work in 'Facing Love Addiction' is a profound contribution to the understanding of human relationships. It's a vital resource for those seeking to break free from the chains of destructive love patterns.

John BradshawJohn Bradshaw - Educator, Counselor, Author

'Facing Love Addiction' by Pia Mellody is a powerful guide that illuminates the path to self-discovery and healing. It's an essential read for anyone grappling with the complexities of love and intimacy.

Esther PerelEsther Perel - Psychotherapist, Author, Speaker

Pia Mellody's 'Facing Love Addiction' is a groundbreaking work that delves into the heart of addictive relationships. It's a beacon of hope for those lost in the labyrinth of love addiction.

Harville HendrixHarville Hendrix - Therapist, Author, Educator

'Facing Love Addiction' by Pia Mellody is a revolutionary book that offers deep insights into the nature of love and addiction. It's a lifeline for those drowning in the turbulent waters of love addiction.

Terry RealTerry Real - Family Therapist, Author
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