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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But our stereotyped view of it, or mine at least, looks more like the plot of Looking for Mr Goodbar or that movie Shame. I highly recommend every married couple read it.

Sep 26, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Check out the top books of the faclng on our page Best Books of I didn’t like it very much because it was too hard to follow. Book ratings by Goodreads. Jan 29, Anne rated it did not like it Recommends it for: This book is for U. I actually enjoyed the last part kove Keith Miller jumps in and provides his two cents.

Don’t let the title scare you away — this is one of the smartest relationship books I’ve ever read. It somehow seemed both that there was too much content to cover in the space allotted, and that there was a fair amount of repetition throughout. Jun 23, Famous rated it it was ok Shelves: Facing Love Addiction is not a book I would ever need to read. Only a little helpful, however a newby may gain some insight from this book.


I generally liked this book in terms of covering the topic of co-addicted relationships. Most of the phenomena she describes I think can be more helpfully viewed through the lens of attachment theory, which can depathologize the relationships she has described here.

Dec 14, Katherine rated it it was amazing. Some solid, interesting content in this book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But I think for majority of people the most they do might be an angry letter or yelling at the other person. And in the case of codependency for me this giving things to higher power is facingg another form of codependency, because I am giving my power and my responsibility away, although this time not to another addoction.

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

When you do not understand why you react the way that you do in relationships of any kind, this book offers excellent insights. I’m sure I will be thinking back on the ideas and tools provided in this book for many years to come. Your childhood trauma issues with major caregivers.

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. 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 don’t find myself to be codependent or clingy in 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 addiction.

Stopping the cycle of unsatisfying relationships that can leave you emotionally drained. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Showing how, because of these early experiences, codependent adults often lack the skills necessary to lead mature lives and have satisfying relationships.

What is Love Addiction? – Pia Mellody interview Powerful! –

There are times while reading it I felt like it was written directly for me. The sex is always great.

Other times the partners continually switch roles, in a cycle of come-here-go-away which is excruciating for both. A helpful way to look at addictive relationships. He is also the coauthor of Facing Codependence.

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