Facing Love Addiction has ratings and 43 reviews. and addiction authority Pia Mellody unravels the intricate dynamics of unhealthy love relationships and. In this revised and updated version of Facing Love Addiction, bestselling author of Facing Codependence and internationally recognized dependence and. In her first book in over ten years, internationally recognized expert on dependence and recovery, Pia Mellody, shows us how to break free from harmful .
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But our stereotyped view of it, or mine at least, looks more like the plot of Looking for Mr Goodbar or that movie Shame. I feel empowered after being given this new knowledge. Oct 20, Mary rated it it was amazing Shelves: For me the book was a bit absurd, word “homicidal” was used a lot in talking about the patterns and I don’t think that will talk to a lot of people, to who it could when it would be written differently.
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Jun 23, Famous rated it it was ok Shelves: Also when in the past I kind have read the books of authors who write about codependency like absolute truth, then of course what I wrote here, already makes it impossible, but I also realized that this theme of saying I’m powerless in front of smth codependency, love addiction and so onreally doesn’t suit me at all, because it is not empowering, for me I think it would be even harmful and traumatic and probably then also for people with similar background.
I knew something wasn’t right but couldn’t figure it out- always wondering “why can’t someone love me? I didn’t find it helpful. Recovery is achieved by learning to re-parent oneself. Instead If you are a big believer in the twelve-step model of recovery and viewing things from an addiction framework, then this book will likely resonate with you.
Be warned, it’s a bit of a one-hour wormhole. I faacing find myself to be codependent or clingy in anyway, but I knew there was faccing problem with the foundation of our engagement, and this book helped learn me learn to detach a little bit from my emotions.
Otherwise, I’d say therapy is the key in those situations. I’ve also gained some structure to implement in my relationship endeavors, but much more importantly to improve myself. Only a little helpful, however a newby may gain some insight from this book. This book is for U.
May 21, Sirpa Grierson rated it really liked it Shelves: There were some moments where I was pretty sure the author had pulled open my head and peered inside, and others where I could be glad that I hadn’t reached that level of addiction yet. Writing style was sophomoric. It somehow seemed both that there was too much content to cover in the space allotted, and that there was a fair amount of repetition throughout. Don’t let the title scare you away — this is one of the smartest relationship books I’ve ever read.
All in all though, I had trouble following the organization and structure. About Pia Mellody Pia Mellody is an internationally renowned lecturer on the childhood origins of emotional dysfunc-tion. I would recommend this book to someone interested in the topic or curious if they are suffering the effects of Love Addiction without realizing it.
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Some solid, interesting content in this book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Presentation of ideas was messy and convoluted. May 19, Caroline rated it it was ok Shelves: Oct 16, Molly addivtion it liked it. I suspect she and Lennon were love addicted. I was in a relationship where I felt mentally and emotionally unstable. Trivia About Facing Love Addic It was the perfect relationship.
There are too many religious overtones in the book for my taste, but I did find the content to be fairly enlightening. I generally liked this book in terms of covering the topic of co-addicted relationships.
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This book provides some interesting ideas as to some dysfunctions that people may face in relationships and where they may come from early years. If a love relationship is bringing more pain than pleasure, probably the best idea is to get out of it.
She provides a practical recovery process for love addicts and their partners based on Twelve-Step work, exercises, and journaling. I felt like it was a bit outdated and I wish it had more examples and scenarios to tie it all together. I highly recommend every married couple read it.
I did not know that! Showing how, because of these early experiences, codependent adults often lack the skills necessary to lead mature lives and have satisfying relationships. Great self-reflection book on relationships and how to facnig attracting unhealthy relationships. Well, that’s the question Learn effective ground rules to achieve and sustain true intimacy, Attain self-esteem and emotional stability, Understand your strengths and limitations, and Acquire concrete tools for building healthy relationships.
She is a member of the faculty at The Meadows Treatment Center, a residential center for victims of trauma, emotional abuse, and addictions, in Wickenburg, Arizona.
Still, some very interesting ideas that I’ll be thinking and journaling about for some time. Her recovery work-shops have benefited people all over the world and her bestselling books have been translated into many languages.
May 18, Shamieka Kiel rated it it was amazing. The Love Addict and Love Avoidant seem to be very real attributes and one can gain some good knowledge of what to do once you can pin point if you are either, one, or both of these.