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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Return to Book Page. This actually helped me realize quite a few things concerning my experiences with love addiction and avoidance. Sometimes one partner chases, and the other is distant and avoidant.

Oct 22, Meowbie rated it really liked it Recommends it for: 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 mfllody. This, along with Facing Codependence, is a must read for anyone serious about their recovery and want to have truly intimate relationships! Stopping the cycle of unsatisfying relationships that can leave you emotionally drained.

Lists with This Book. Every minute of my marriage is pure bliss.

This was a perfect book for what I needed- an overview and an introduction. This invaluable resource helps diagnose the causes of faulty relationships–many of them rooted in childhood–and provides tools for self-healing so that we can move on to establish and maintain healthy relationships.


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

I didn’t find it helpful. Jun 08, Donna rated it it was ok Shelves: Dec 23, Elizabeth Trundle rated it really liked it. 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.

Nonetheless, It was quite illuminating for me to find described on the written page what my previous relationships have been like and the pitfalls that have kept me in them.

Every day and every night is heaven. There are too many religious overtones in the book for my taste, but I did find the content to be fairly enlightening. Acquire concrete tools for building healthy relationships. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Looking back on it, it felt like a balm. Your childhood trauma issues with olve caregivers. Maybe this is all just an issue of semantics, but attachment theory could give those wishing to stay in their “co-addicted” relationships a better alternative than Mellody describes here.

Looking for beautiful books? Oct 20, Mary rated it it was amazing Shelves: Paperbackpages. It was highly relatable, thought-provoking, insightful, painful, yet filled with hope. She was out there, a woman making things, a female artist, a sharp mind. I give this book 5 ffacing. For me the book was a bit oia, word “homicidal” was used a lot me,lody talking about the patterns and I don’t think that addicton talk to a lot of people, to who it could when it would be written differently.


May 19, Caroline rated it it was ok Shelves: Pia creates a framework for identifying codependent behavior and outlines effective therapy for recovering from the trap of codependence.

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. I felt like it was a bit outdated and I wish it had more examples and scenarios to tie it all together.

Recovery is achieved by learning to re-parent oneself. I liked that both points of view were explained, it allowed me to reach a whole new level of understanding for my partner s. The world saw her only as the wife of a Beatle. Very little outside documentation or support was offered, and the few examples provided appeared to be fictional composites, not actual case studies.

Writing style was sophomoric.

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

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I highly recommend every married couple read it. Jul 02, Elizabeth Liz rated it really liked it.