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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There are times while reading it I felt like it was addicrion directly for me. Be the first to ask a question about Facing Love Addiction.

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

I found myself hunting through the reference list and liking what I found. May 21, Sirpa Grierson rated it really liked it Shelves: Pia Mellody is a genius. The sex is always great. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Your adult disease state using the 12 steps as a model. I highly recommend every married couple read it. This book had some good insights.

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. In particular, I liked that Pia Mellody gave a very practical program and structure for breaking the patterns of co-addicted relating. I certainly gained a lot of insight about myself from reading this book.

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. Of course sex addiction happens inside a marriage, too. But I think for majority of people the most they do might be an angry letter or yelling at the other person. Looking back on it, it felt like a balm.

I am way too perfect. 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.


And in the case of codependency for me this giving things to higher power is just another form of codependency, because I am giving my power and my responsibility away, although this time not to another person.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Her recovery work-shops have benefited people all over the world and her bestselling books have been translated into many languages. It felt like a good stepping stone or jumping off place but didn’t get detailed enough to really help you navigate the course of recovery. Every day and every night is heaven.

My further reading will be for more details in areas that were only briefly touched on. Oh, and here’s the Dick Cavett Interview. Keith Miller, the author of A Hunger for Healing, is a loge speaker and conference leader, and author. Don’t let the title scare you away — this is one of the smartest relationship books I’ve ever read. What’s the difference between intensity and intimacy in a relationship?? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be warned, it’s a bit of a one-hour wormhole.

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.

I don’t find myself to be codependent or clingy addicion anyway, but I knew there was a problem with the foundation of our engagement, and this book helped learn me learn to detach a little bit from my emotions.

I would recommend for people who don’t know much about it or want their significant other to understand a bit more. Jun 18, Shiloah rated it it was amazing Shelves: As someone else said, I think this book’s title, accurate as it is, will alienate it from a much wider readership who probably need it.


Facing Love Addiction is not a book I would ever need to read. May 19, Caroline rated it it was ok Shelves: I can assume this is because everyone’s journey will be different- the authors really drove the point home to seek a counselor or program or sponsor or all three if you really want to make a change. Trivia About Facing Love Addic I also liked her husband Pat’s contributions in Section III on what a healthy relationship looks like.

In this book, Pia describes in detail the dynamics of a co-addicted relationship, the symptoms of each partner, and the stages of addiction from attraction and fantasy to denial and obsession. I did not know that! The five stars is mostly because of how eye-opening and life-changing this book has been for me.

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

The New Science of Adult Attachment. Oct 13, Michelle rated it it was amazing. Looking for beautiful books? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Only a little helpful, however a newby may gain some insight from this book. I was reading Mellody Beattie’s Codependent No More at the same time which with its central focus on partners of alcoholics, didn’t do it for me.

Stopping the cycle of unsatisfying relationships that can leave you emotionally drained. Sep 11, Juli Keele rated it really liked it.

facint 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. Very helpful for becoming conscious of our responses to others.