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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Very informative though a bit repetitive and somewhat lengthy.

Every minute of my marriage is pure bliss. All of us deserve to learn to love in a healthy way! 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.

Writing style was sophomoric. Books by Pia Mellody.

Facing Love Addiction : Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love

Stopping the cycle of unsatisfying relationships that can leave you emotionally drained. This is a very interesting and complex topic, but the author provided only a superficial analysis. Return to Book Page. Well, that’s the question For those of us who are less convinced that most psychological difficulties can be best treated using a recovery model, this book will likely fall a bit flat. A helpful way to look aaddiction addictive relationships.

The New Science of Adult Attachment. Oct 16, Molly rated it liked it. Oct 07, Vishnu rated it it was ok. Jul 02, Elizabeth Liz rated it really liked it.


That way, the relationship itself revealing itself through problematic and perpetuating interactions can be the focus of treatment instead of labeling a person as an addict.

I certainly gained a lot of insight about myself from reading this book. Looking for beautiful books? I suspect she and Lennon were love addicted.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. 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.

Feb 03, Ele-Reet rated it liked it. Your adult disease state using the 12 steps as a model. Every day and every night is heaven. Oct 09, Rebecca Lau rated it did not like it. Already had opportunity to put this new infomation in effect and have been able to identify a new potential pitfall and avoid it before falling in! Of course sex addiction happens inside a marriage, too.

First 3 pages had me in tears. May 21, Sirpa Grierson rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. In this fresh new look at codependence, Pia traces the origins of the illness back to childhood, describing a whole range of emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical and sexual abuses.

Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love by Pia Mellody

Recommending it to clients. The exercises in the book are a little tedious to do and I’m not sure how much they helped, but it’s a process. In particular, I liked that Pia Mellody gave a very practical program and structure for breaking the patterns of co-addicted relating. Where do you lie on the spectrum?


Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love

Keith Miller, the author of A Hunger for Healing, is a popular speaker and conference leader, and author. It was confusing and hard to keep track of what chapter and issue she was addressing. Some solid, interesting content in this book. Every page there was numbered points. As someone else said, I think this book’s title, accurate as it is, addixtion alienate kove from a much wider readership who probably need it.

I generally liked this book in terms of covering the topic of co-addicted relationships. This workbook also includes specific exercises for getting into an ongoing process of recovery and journaling your progress.

All in all though, I had trouble following the organization and structure. I would recommend for people who don’t know much about it or want their significant other to understand a bit more. I feel empowered after being given this new knowledge. Paperbackpages.