Ready To Heal by Kelly McDaniel
Ready to Heal is a poignant guide to identifying when a relationship is unhealthy, as well as why that relationship became attractive to begin with. It outlines addictive behavior patterns as well as the link between childhood relationships and later choices. When the early patterns are addressed, you can begin to heal. When relationships become a drug, love hurts. Perhaps you, like many others, are experiencing the pain of an addictive relationship–the kind of relationship that’s painful to be in, yet impossible to leave. It may be your first such relationship, or you may have found yourself in a pattern that you just can’t seem to break.buy this book »
Is It Love or Is It Addiction? by Brenda Schaeffer
With more than 250,000 copies in print, Is It Love or Is It Addiction? has helped countless people find their way from the trials and confusions of addictive love to the fulfillment of whole and healthy relationships. In this second edition, psychotherapist Brenda Schaeffer draws on new developments in her practice, as well as a decade of feedback on love as an addiction, to expand her original insights and advice. The result is a fresh perspective on intimacy and an invaluable practical guide to making relationships work.
Facing Love Addiction by Pia Mellody
The author of the best-selling Facing Codependence unravels the intricate dynamics of toxic love relationships and shows us how to let go of toxic love. In this revised and updated edition of Facing Love Addiction, internationally recognized dependence and addiction authority Pia Mellody clearly outlines the debilitating ‘toxic’ patterns played out by love addicts and the unresponsive love avoidants to whom they are painfully and repeatedly drawn.
Codependent No More by Melody Beattie
Recovery from love addiction has begun for millions of individuals with this straightforward guide. Through personal examples and exercises, readers are shown how controlling others forces them to lose sight of their own needs and happiness.
The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie
Melody Beattie integrates her own life experiences and fundamental recovery reflections in this unique daily meditation book written especially for those of us who struggle with the issue of codependency.
Problems are made to be solved, Melody reminds us, and the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own pain and self-care. In this daily inspirational book, Melody provides us with a thought to guide us through the day and she encourages us to remember that each day is an opportunity for growth and renewal.
Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody
This is the book that propelled Pia Mellody into international prominence as an expert on the family dynamics of addiction. Articulate and reflective, she argues that love addicts and family members share the same history and characteristics.
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Lonely All The Time by Ralph Earle, Ph.D. & Gregory Crow
This book addresses the needs and concerns of all sexual addicts, regardless of their sexual orientation, and also of the sexual addict’s love addicted codependent partner. The authors explore the causes and symptoms of sex addiction. They also include a comprehensive and practical approach to recovery for the addict and family.
Women, Sex, and Addiction: A Search for Love and Power by Charlotte Davis Kasl, Ph.D.
This book is a major contribution to the understanding and healing of sex addiction and romance addiction in women. It is full of wisdom and insight, shedding light on what happens to women in our society, how they survive it, and some roads to self-respect.
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