Facing Love Addiction

Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love

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.

Facing Love Addiction - reissue

Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love

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

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062031821

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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A brilliant new guide to understanding the origins of codependence and the path to recovery by a nationally recognized authority on dependency and addiction. In this fresh new look at codependence, Pia Mellody traces the origins of this illness back to childhood, describing a whole range of emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and sexual abuses. Because of these earlier experiences, codependent adults often lack the skills necessary to lead mature lives and have satisfying relationships. Recovery from codependence comes from clearing up the toxic feelings left over from childhood and learning to reparent oneself by intervening on the adult symptoms of codependence. Central to Mellody's concept is the idea of the "precious child" that needs healing within each adult. She creates a framework for identifying codependent behavior and describes an effective approach to recovery that includes both therapy and self-help processes. Designed to be used with her new workbook for codependents, Breaking Free, this is a powerful tool for understanding the nature of codependence.

Lesbian Love Addiction

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

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.

Is It Love or Is It Addiction

The book that changed the way we think about romance and intimacy

Author: Brenda Schaeffer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1592858368

Category: Self-Help

Page: 296

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A fresh, updated, and expanded edition of the book that changed the way we think about romance and intimacy. Many of us confuse longing and obsession with true love. Through two previous editions, Is It Love or Is It Addiction? has helped countless people find their way from the trials and confusion of addictive love to the fulfillment of whole and healthy relationships. As the author reveals, we can begin to work through relationship difficulties with compassion and lasting effect by increasing our awareness of the ways that we express love.In this expanded third edition, Brenda Schaeffer draws on years of feedback and new developments to foster an understanding of love addiction: what it is and what it is not, how to identify it, and, even more important, how to break free of it. Stories of real people struggling to develop sound relationships illustrate the characteristics of healthy love and help readers to free themselves to find real intimacy. Included is the most up-to-date information about the biological basis of addictive behaviors and the impact of technology on intimate relationships. The author also explores the influence of past abuse and trauma on the predisposition to love addiction.

June Hunt Hope for the Heart Biblical Counseling Library

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

Giving Up Junk-Food Relationships

Recipes for Healthy Choices

Author: Donna Barnes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475972768

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 220

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Are you waiting for someone to change back into the person you fell in love with? Do you fear you won’t find anyone better for you if you leave or let go? Are you confused about what went wrong? This book bottom lines how to make your relationships healthy, and more importantly how to tell when things have gone bad. New York City Dating Coach Donna Barnes lays out all the signs to watch for not just in abusive relationships, but also in dysfunctional and simply wasting your time liaisons. Junk-food! If you’re hungry for a great romance, Giving Up Junk-Food Relationships is valuable food for thought. Barnes uses illustrative client stories, multiple-choice quizzes, check lists and how-to lists to help you determine what to keep and what to throw out. You’ll learn how to read key symptoms of junk food like Constipation: holding in resentments; Heartburn: cheating, jealousy and insecurity; Leftovers: when the love is gone but you’re still addicted to the sex; and Binging and Purging: recognizing a commitment phobic. You might even be surprised to discover how you are sometimes junk-food. This Relationship Recipe will detail: * How to recognize and stop destructive dating habits. * How to spot and avoid waving junk-food (red) flags. * How to distinguish true love from true lust. * How to tell if you’re in a bad relationship and how to call it quits. * How to be comfortable being alone. * How to handle rejection gracefully. * How to improve your primary long-term relationship: The one with yourself.

From Heartbreak to Heart's Desire

Developing a Healthy GPS (Guy Picking System)

Author: Dawn Maslar

Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC

ISBN: 193629043X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 182

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Offers realistic solutions for single women who want to find a lasting love relationship with their heart's desire.

Neuropsychologist's Journal

Interventions and "Judi-isms"

Author: Judith Bendheim Guedalia

Publisher: Urim Publications

ISBN: 9655241335

Category: Psychology

Page: 459

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Drawing on case studies from the areas of neuropsychology as well as developmental, rehabilitation, and medical psychology, this book distills nearly 40 years of Dr. Judith Guedalia’s interventional styles—christened “Judi-isms” by the author—and highlights the intersection between psychology and Judaism. These interventional styles, as well as the remarkable case studies, are complemented by useful advice that readers at all levels of interest can incorporate into their own lives.

Die subtile Kunst des darauf Scheißens

Author: Mark Manson

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3961210594

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Scheiß auf positives Denken sagt Mark Manson. Die ungeschönte Perspektive ist ihm lieber. Wenn etwas scheiße ist, dann ist es das eben. Und wenn man etwas nicht kann, dann sollte man dazu stehen. Nicht jeder kann in allem außergewöhnlich sein und das ist gut so. Wenn man seine Grenzen akzeptiert, findet man die Stärke, die man braucht. Denn es gibt so viele Dinge, auf die man im Gegenzug scheißen kann. Man muss nur herausfinden, welche das sind und wie man sie sich richtig am Arsch vorbeigehen lässt. So kann man sich dann auf die eigenen Stärken und die wichtigen Dinge besinnen und hat mehr Zeit, sein Potential gänzlich auszuschöpfen. Die subtile Kunst des darauf Scheißens verbindet unterhaltsame Geschichten und schonungslosen Humor mit hilfreichen Tipps für ein entspannteres und besseres Leben. Damit man seine Energie für sinnvolleres verwendet als für Dinge, die einem egal sein können.

Post-Romantic Stress Disorder

What to Do When the Honeymoon Is Over

Author: John Bradshaw

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757318142

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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John Bradshaw is arguably the most accomplished and well-known leader alive today in the addictions field. He taught us about functional and dysfunctional families, showed us how shame could become toxic and poisonous to our core selves, and helped us understand and heal the wounded, vulnerable "inner child" conceived by, and thriving in, that environment. In Post-Romantic Stress Disorder (PRSD), Bradshaw gives readers a clear explanation of the difference between falling in love, lust, and true love. Based on his research, PRSD is a deeply serious psychological disorder and the cause of 40% of all divorces –divorces that could have been prevented. Every day people throw away perfectly good relationships because they just don't know how to navigate the tides, but if they could learn and understand the concepts Bradshaw presents in this book, the portrait of the family unit could have a whole new landscape. Join this great teacher as he opens the gates to a new frontier, tackling issues that threaten and endanger so many modern relationships. Be encouraged as he leads the way to a deeper and more fulfilling spiritual union. As he so eruditely observed some time ago, "As the health of the marriage goes, so goes the health of the family." Yet Bradshaw ladles out hope unlimited?if parents could restore a deep, authentic love for each other it could be passed on to their children and families would actually flourish.

Thawing Toxic Relationships

Author: Don Carter MSW, LCSW

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1632877511

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 207

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Thawing Toxic Relationships is number three of a four part series entitled Thawing the Iceberg. The Thawing the Iceberg Series is designed to address various issues outlined in the author's bestselling book, Thaw - Freedom from Frozen feelings. The other two books in the Series are: Thawing Adult/Child Syndrome and Thawing Childhood Abandonment Issues. Thawing Toxic Relationships is a book about healing and co-creating healthy, functional relationships for those who grew up in a dysfunctional family. If you relate to Don Carter's Iceberg Model, would like to have a genuinely happy and functional relationship then this book is for you. Building healthy relationships, a skill that eludes most people who have been raised in a less-than-nurturing family, is the ultimate objective for Thawing Toxic Relationships. These three books take the reader into three specialized pathways to healing the abandonment, shame, and contempt outline in Carter's Book Thaw - Freedom from Frozen Feelings Read about the Cycle of Drama, the Chemistry of drama how to save your marriage, improve communication, how to set and maintain healthy boundaries, be assertiveness, identify relationship mind games (Distance and Pursuit games, the Punishment Cycle, the Drama Triangle - and why we play them). Gather the tools and skills necessary to overcome these and many other dysfunctional relationship patterns. Growing up in a moderate-to-severely dysfunctional family does not offer the necessary training to co-create a healthy, happy & functional relationship. Just as Thawing Adult/Child Syndrome heals your relationship with yourself; Thawing Toxic Relationships helps you heal your relationships with those who are most important to you.

Letztendlich sind wir dem Universum egal

Author: David Levithan

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104024375

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Die Geschichte einer ungewöhnlichen ersten großen Liebe – und ein phantastischer Roman, wie er realistischer nicht sein könnte Jeden Morgen wacht A in einem anderen Körper auf, in einem anderen Leben. Nie weiß er vorher, wer er heute ist. A hat sich an dieses Leben gewöhnt und er hat Regeln aufgestellt: Lass dich niemals zu sehr darauf ein. Falle nicht auf. Hinterlasse keine Spuren. Doch dann verliebt A sich unsterblich in Rhiannon. Mit ihr will er sein Leben verbringen, für sie ist er bereit, alles zu riskieren – aber kann sie jemanden lieben, dessen Schicksal es ist, jeden Tag ein anderer zu sein? Wie wäre das, nur man selbst zu sein, ohne einem bestimmten Geschlecht oder einer bestimmten Familie anzugehören, ohne sich an irgendetwas orientieren zu können? Und wäre es möglich, sich in einen Menschen zu verlieben, der jeden Tag ein anderer ist? Könnte man tatsächlich jemanden lieben, der körperlich so gestaltlos, in seinem Innersten aber zugleich so beständig ist?

Die Prinzipien des Erfolgs

Author: Ray Dalio

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960922175

Category: Self-Help

Page: 550

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Seine Firma Bridgewater Associates ist der größte Hedgefonds der Welt, er selbst gehört zu den Top 50 der reichsten Menschen auf dem Planeten: Ray Dalio. Seit 40 Jahren führt er sein Unternehmen so erfolgreich, dass ihn Generationen von Nachwuchsbankern wie einen Halbgott verehren. Mit "Die Prinzipien des Erfolgs" erlaubt er erstmals einen Blick in seine sonst so hermetisch abgeriegelte Welt. Seine Beobachtungen aus dem Geschäftsleben hielt Ray Dalio schon als junger Unternehmer in einem Notizbuch fest. Das war die Geburtsstunde seiner gut 200 "Prinzipien", die mit diesem Buch erstmals gebündelt vorliegen und kaum weniger als die Essenz des geradezu unheimlichen Erfolgs von Ray Dalio und seiner Firma darstellen. Kern dieser Prinzipien ist eine stetige Verbesserung durch radikale Transparenz und Wahrhaftigkeit, eine Art "Ideen-Meritokratie ", also eine Atmosphäre, in der sich die besten Ideen durchsetzen. Die einzigartigen Prinzipien, mithilfe derer jeder den Weg des Erfolgs einschlagen kann, und die mitunter harten Lektionen, die ihn sein einzigartiges System errichten ließen, hat Ray Dalio auf eine bisher noch nie dagewesene, unkonventionelle Weise zusammengetragen.

Miracle Morning

Die Stunde, die alles verändert. Steh auf und nimm dein Leben in die Hand

Author: Hal Elrod

Publisher: Irisiana

ISBN: 3641194113

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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Das einzigartige Selbsthilfeprogramm für mehr Glück, Zufriedenheit und Erfolg Dieses Buch ist auf den ersten Blick eine Zumutung, vor allem für die Nachteulen unter uns. Trotzdem stehen inzwischen zehntausende Menschen für Miracle Morning gerne morgens früh auf. Denn Hal Elrod hat damit ein genial einfaches Morgenprogramm entwickelt, dass nicht nur sein eigenes Leben um 100 Prozent verbessert hat, sondern auch das seiner vielen Fans und Leser. Wer Miracle Morning praktiziert, wird endlich der Mensch werden, der er immer sein wollte – und zwar in allen Lebensbereichen. Was man dafür tun muss? Jeden Morgen vor 8 Uhr eine Stunde lang nur sich selbst widmen. Diese Zeit verbringt man mit Meditation, Affirmationen, Visualisierungen, Sport, Lesen und Tagebuchschreiben. Wenn sich der neue Ablauf als Gewohnheit etabliert hat, startet man voller positiver Energie in den Tag. Für ein gesünderes, glücklicheres und zufriedeneres Leben!

Quirkyalone

Singles aus Leidenschaft

Author: Sasha Cagen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822506639

Category:

Page: 152

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Wer dem Glück hinterherrennt, läuft daran vorbei

Ein Umdenkbuch

Author: Russ Harris

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 3641038227

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

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Ausstieg aus der Glücksfalle: Besser leben als dem Glück nachjagen Kann das sein? Dass unsere Vorstellungen über das Glück uns unglücklich machen? Dieses spannende Umdenkbuch beruht auf einem bahnbrechenden Ansatz in der Psychologie: der Akzeptanz- und Commitment-Therapie (ACT). Die in kürzester Zeit erlernbaren Techniken haben ihre Wirksamkeit in vielen wissenschaftlichen Studien bewiesen. Die Folge: Sorgen und Stress müssen nicht mehr angestrengt bekämpft werden. Selbst wenn uns Schwierigkeiten begegnen, können wir ein tief erfülltes Leben führen. "Das Buch liegt bei mir am Nachttisch und ich befolge fleißig die Übungsanleitungen. Es ist klug, zugleich leichtfüßig und amüsant und bestimmt eine große Hilfe für viele Menschen. Ach was – für alle eigentlich." Konstantin Wecker

Der Welt nicht mehr verbunden

Die wahren Ursachen von Depressionen - und unerwartete Lösungen

Author: Johann Hari

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959678231

Category: Self-Help

Page: 448

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Das erste Rätsel, vor dem ich stand, war: Wie konnte es sein, dass ich immer noch depressiv war, obwohl ich Antidepressiva nahm? Ich machte alles richtig - und doch lief etwas falsch. Warum? Das zweite Rätsel: Warum gibt es heute so viel mehr Menschen, die unter Depressionen und schweren Ängsten leiden? Was hat sich verändert? Da ging mir auf, dass noch ein drittes Rätsel über allem schwebte. Konnte es sein, dass etwas anderes, und nicht die Chemie in meinem Hirn, Depressionen und Ängste bei mir und so vielen anderen Menschen auslöste? Und wenn ja: Was konnte es sein? »Wenn Sie sich jemals niedergeschlagen oder verloren gefühlt haben, wird dieses Buch Ihr Leben ändern.« Elton John »Eine wunderbare und bestechende Analyse.« Hillary Clinton »Ein Buch, das viel über unsere innere Verzweiflung und unseren Lebenswandel verrät« Naomi Klein »Ein brillanter, anregender und radikaler Ansatz zur psychischen Gesundheit« Matt Haig

The addiction treatment planner

Author: Robert R. Perkinson,Arthur E. Jongsma

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471725442

Category: Psychology

Page: 339

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The Addiction Treatment Planner, Third Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal review agencies. This Third Edition includes new language for evidence-based care that fits mandates set forth by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), which are being adopted by most state accrediting bodies New chapters cover chronic pain, dangerousness/lethality, opioid dependence, and self-care Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop customized treatment plans Organized around 42 main presenting problems, including chemical and nonchemical addictions such as substance abuse, eating disorders, schizoid traits, and others Over 1,000 well-crafted, clear statements describe the behavioral manifestations of each relational problem, long-term goals, short-term objectives, and clinically tested treatment options Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem or DSM-IV-TR diagnosis Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies (including HCFA, JCAHO, and NCQA)

Die perfekte Masche

Bekenntnisse eines Aufreissers

Author: Neil Strauss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548369464

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 457

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Celebrating Single and Getting Love Right

From Stalemate to Soulmate

Author: L. Joan Allen,Marc Kusinitz

Publisher: Capital Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9781892123305

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 274

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An inspirational and practical look at how to be single and enjoy a full and happy life