Facing Love Addiction

Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love

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Author: Pia Mellody,Andrea Wells Miller,J. Keith Miller

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 9780062506047

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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The author of the bestselling 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 recognised 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.

Addiction to Love

Overcoming Obsession and Dependency in Relationships

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Author: Susan Peabody

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 0307781305

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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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.

Lesbian Love Addiction

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

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Author: Lauren D. Costine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442248092

Category: Psychology

Page: 156

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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.

June Hunt Hope for the Heart Biblical Counseling Library

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Author: June Hunt

Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1628621184

Category: Religion

Page: 3456

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Save over $40 when you buy all 36 June Hunt Hope for the Heart Biblical Counseling Library Minibooks. A $143 value for just $99. • Adultery: The Snare of an Affair • Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Breaking Free and Staying Free • Anger: Facing the Fire Within • Anorexia And Bulimia: Control That Is Out Of Control • Bullying: Bully No More • Codependency: Balancing an Unbalanced Relationship • Conflict Resolution: Solving Your People Problems • Confrontation: Challenging Others to Change • Considering Marriage: Are You Fit to Be Tied? • Decision Making: Discerning the Will of God • Depression: Emerging from Darkness into the Dawn • Domestic Violence: Assault on a Woman's Worth • Dyfunctional Family: Making Peace With Your Past • Fear: No Longer Afraid • Financial Freedom: How To Manage Money Wisely • Forgiveness: The Freedom to Let Go • Friendship: Iron Sharpening Iron • Gambling: Betting Your Life Away • Grief: Living at Peace with Loss • Guilt: Living Guilt-Free • Hope: The Anchor of Your Soul • Loneliness: How To Be Alone but Not Lonely • Manipulation: Cutting the Strings of Control • Marriage: To Have and To Hold • Parenting: Steps to Successful Parenting • Perfectionism: The Performance Trap • Overeating: Freedom From Food Fixation • Reconciliation: Restoring Broken Relationships • Rejection: Healing a Wounded Heart • Self-Worth: Discover Your God-Given Worth • Sexual Integrity: Balancing Your Passion with Purity • Singleness: How to be Single & Satisfied • Stress: How to Cope at the End of Your Rope • Success through Failure • Suicide Prevention: Hope When Life Seems Hopeless • Verbal and Emotional Abuse: Victory over Verbal and Emotional Abuse

Codependency

Balancing an Unbalanced Relationship

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Author: June Hunt

Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1596366516

Category: Psychology

Page: 93

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You've heard plenty about getting hooked on drugs but can you really become addicted to a person? The answer is yes?codependency is a relationship addiction. A codependent is anyone who is dependent on another person to the point of being controlled or manipulated by that person. Learn how to be released from relationship addiction and have a renewed commitment to put Christ first. June Hunt starts this mini?book with stories of biblical people who ultimately compromised their relationship with God by being overly dependent on others, getting trapped in a codependent relationship. The last section titled Steps to Solution gives Biblical advice on how to keep away from idolatrous, or codependent relationships, such as recovery steps to confronting codependency, 7 steps to independent relationships, help from an unhealthy relationship, 7 principles for finding the road to relationship freedom, and much more. Paperback, 96 pages, 4 x 7 inches.

Sexual Anorexia

Overcoming Sexual Self-Hatred

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Author: Patrick J Carnes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1592857647

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 420

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A first-time examination of sexual anorexia, an extreme fear of sexual intimacy and obsessive avoidance of sex, by the acknowledged leader in the treatment of compulsive sexual behavior and recovery. A first-time examination of sexual anorexia, an extreme fear of sexual intimacy and obsessive avoidance of sex, by the acknowledged leader in the treatment of compulsive sexual behavior and recovery.Author Dr. Patrick Carnes begins by defining sexual anorexia and demonstrating how it and its parallel disorder, sexual addiction and compulsivity, often arise from a background of childhood sexual trauma, neglect, and other forms of abuse, Carnes explores the numerous dimensions of sexual health, examining key issues which must be addressed and resolved for recovery to proceed. Utilizing extensive research and elucidating case studies, Carnes develops concrete tasks and plans for restoring nurturing and sensuality, building fulfilling relationships, exploring intimacy, and creating healthy sexuality. Woven throughout the book are stories of recovery which illustrate sexual healing principles, model new behavior, and support motivation for change. Sexual Anorexia enables those suffering from this disorder to recognize that sex need not be a furtive enemy to be fought and defeated but, instead, a deeply sensual, passionate, fulfilling, and spiritual experience that all human beings are innately entitled to.

Facing Love and Sex Addiction

Giving Yourself the Power to Change and Overcome

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Author: Kerry B. Dennis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519705303

Category:

Page: 212

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Facing Love and Sex Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change and Overcome is intended to reach anyone who desires to be free of sex or love addiction. This could include anyone in the early, middle, or late stages of recovery from sex or love addiction who desires to enhance their recovery and achieve wellness. It could also include any addictions professional, social worker, mental health professional, clergy, faith-based professional, or any lay therapist who desires to enrich themselves or help others to achieve wellness.

How to Avoid a Tko in Marriage

A Biblical Perspective

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Author: Paulette Steppes

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465315454

Category: Religion

Page: 277

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Marriages are in a constant state of defeat unlike any other time in history. Every marital bout imaginable is breaking out in homes all across America and other parts of the world. Whats happening to the state of the family? Whats happening to Gods greatest institution for man? How can we save marriages from this devastating blow of divorce and defeat? Are you tired of getting punched and knocked around in the ring of your marriage covenant? Have you declared victory that youll not get knocked out of the ring?

Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction

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Author: Mark Laaser

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310559766

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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“Mark has eloquently unraveled the mystery behind addictive behavior: when our relationships are not alive and growing, the temptation for various kinds of addictions is unleashed..”—Dr. Gary Smalley With today’s rampant availability of Internet pornography, sexual addiction has become a national epidemic that affects up to 10 percent of Christians. As devastating as any drug habit, it brings heartbreak and despair to those it entangles. But there is help for men and women caught in sexual addiction’s downward spiral. This book offers a path that leads beyond compulsive thoughts and behaviors to healing and transformation. Sensitive to the shame of sexual addiction without minimizing its sinfulness, Dr. Mark Laaser traces the roots of the problem, discusses its patterns and impact, and maps out a biblical approach to self-control and sexual integrity. Previously titled Faithful and True, this revision includes an all-new section that deals with sexual addiction in the church. Other important changes reflect cultural trends, incorporate current research, and place a greater emphasis on spiritual growth. This book also addresses the unique needs and issues of female sex addicts. Whether you know someone with a sexual addiction or struggle yourself, Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction points the way to understanding, wholeness, and holiness.

Healing Addiction with Yoga

A Yoga Program for People in 12-Step Recovery

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Author: Annalisa Cunningham

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 184409958X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

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Especially oriented toward those in 12-step programs, this comprehensive wellness guide describes how yoga can stimulate recovery from addiction by bringing the mind and body closer together. The supportive and understanding text presents a 21-day yoga regimen using dynamic affirmations, relaxation techniques, nutrition and lifestyle suggestions, aerobic activities, and journal writing, all of which are geared to incorporate the 12-step philosophy into yoga practice. The featured poses are drawn from the popular hatha yoga tradition, while the complementary contemplations are applicable not only to addicts, but to anyone seeking physical and spiritual enrichment. Newly updated and revised, the guide includes beautiful, professional photographs throughout to demonstrate the wide variety of asanas.