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*A seminal work on unhealthy and obsessive behaviors in love, and how to change behavior to have a positive relationship. This third edition includes a new introduction and revisions to the text throughout. *Some symptoms of love addiction include love at first sight, excessive fantasizing, abnormal jealousy, nagging, and accepting dishonesty. *Even relationships with parents, children, siblings, or friends may be addictive dependency is not always related to romantic love.

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SUSAN PEABODY is an experienced speaker, workshop leader, and author. She has helped thousands of people overcome love addiction. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Celestial Arts; 3rd edition (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587612399
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587612398
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #231,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My name is Susan Peabody and I am a writer, educator, and counselor. My goal is to help people feel better about themselves and about life. I specialize in the treatment of love addiction, but I am also a life coach. My self-help books, Addiction to Love, Recovery Workbook, and The Art of Changing, are a resource for those who want to learn more about love and relationships. I have also written an inspirational book to help you on your spiritual journey. "Where Love Abides" is an allegory. Follow Sorrow on her journey to becoming Beloved and finding, through trial and error, the joy we all seek. For more about Susan see her website brightertomorrow.net or call her at 510-778-8880.

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Toya on July 30, 2010
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This book is a wonderful read for a person who has had a string of unsuccessful relationships and feels that the problem is everyone else! This is a book that will lead anyone to a greater level of maturity and understanding about love and how they love and how the way they love affects others. You really get an understanding of the pattern that is created by an emotional needy person and why they need and crave this love in an unhealthy way. For anyone who is dependant or codependent and may not even realize it, this is a great eye opener that helps you to look at your family history and how you perhaps were not really raised in a household that gave you that attention, validation, and emotional awareness you needed. So now you are an emotionally regressed adult looking for what you did not get growing up in relationships with not only lovers but friends. You are determined to make it work even when its not a good situation to be in. I think this read will bring anyone into self awareness and help them to be aware of others. I had to learn the difference between healthy love and unhealthy love, especially if you got some confusing messages growing up. Some people don't know they are codependant, because they are really successful and independant, people come to them for advice, but get them in a relationhip behind closed doors and the needy weak inner-child comes out. This is a MUST for everyone our society does not focus on this topic enough, however we focus in on the results of love addiction suicide, shopaholics, stalkers, serial daters (no break between relationships), substance abuse, trying to be perfect for love at all costs, people who feel victimized because they keep running into the same type of emotionally unavailable person. It's all in here.Read more ›
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By seon on September 26, 2012
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I read the reviews before I bought this book; it looked promising. Have you ever had anyone tell you that "You need to learn to be patient" and wondered how to do that? What, exactly, is the practical application to "learning to be patient"?

That's the problem with this book. If you're addicted to someone and you're reading this book, you already know everything in it. It talks about why you probably have issues with emotional dependency - stuff from your childhood. Then it has outlines like, "Abnormal Jealousy" where it describes symptoms of emotional dependency and then gives you advice like "Work on building up your self-esteem and developing a healthy relationship with yourself to prevent feeling so insecure that you become abnormally jealous". Really? That's the advice? Just how does the author propose you go about doing this magically life-changing thing? Where is the on/off switch for that? *shrug* Who knows? I guess I'm supposed to get another book on that...

There are no truly practical pieces of advice in this book. It's not going to give you anything, any exercises or anxiety reducing (because when you're grappling with emotional dependency, it causes a lot of anxiety) methods to actually apply yo your daily life to break your addiction to love.

If you have any sense of self-awareness already, this book is really a waste of time. Even an "Emotional Dependency for Dummies" book would give more practical advice than this. The only thing this book would be good for is to find out if you or someone you know has an addiction to a person.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Galli on January 27, 2011
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This book is aimed towards people who are emotionally obsessed with relationships and fantasizing about them. However, it does not provide ANY help whatsoever in how to overcome this illness. Rather, it explains in an ostensibly scientific manner how these people come about their obsessions and lead their miserable lives. This book aims to analyze a demographic that needs exactly the opposite: listening, love and attention. When it doesn't preach, it lists many a suggestion to compensate for the superficiality of its contents and the stark fact that this author can't help you. In my opinion more than half of the book is written in bullet points, in a very concise and impatient way.

I rummaged it for interesting details, and when I couldn't find any, I just gave it to the local library. I wish I hadn't bought it.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Kellner on September 12, 2012
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The rave reviews for this book gave me reasonably high hopes, but I found it to be almost entirely unhelpful, for several distinct reasons. It essentially describes the condition, which is about as useful to the love addict as a mirror is to somebody working on their appearance - a metric to compare against, maybe, but if you've found the book, you're already aware of the condition and what it entails. Certainly, it can be helpful in identifying habits and traits you may not have previously associated with your love addiction, but you can do that for free by reading a bit online.

The chapter titled "symptoms of addiction to love and suggestions for change" is the truly the paragon of garbage self-help books. It lists habits and qualities associated with the condition, which again is not in itself a bad thing, and then bullet point 'suggestions for change.' These include such gems as "try to face your fears," and "don't let excessive fantasizing take priority over other activities." Some are perhaps more substantial, but not much. On the whole, the chapter identifies what your habit is, and then suggests you stop doing that. An abridged edition might be printed on a notecard - "try to not be a love addict."

I don't mean to be so hard on the book, as some people have obviously found it useful, but I have struggled with the issue for many years and have little patience for books that make you feel 'understood,' but offer little in the way of tangible solutions. Which leads me to my next critique - Christ is not my solution.

I am not a religious person, which effectively places me outside the reach of AA, or its modified love addict-version. I don't believe in God, nor any other spiritual entity that I might substitute for him.
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