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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Through twelve-step work, exercises, and journal-keeping, Facing Love Addiction compass In this revised and updated version of Facing Love Addictionbestselling author of Facing Codependence and internationally recognized dependence and addiction authority Pia Mellody unravels the intricate dynamics of unhealthy love relationships and shows us how to let go of toxic love. Paperbackpages. Published April 29th by HarperOne first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 05, Allison rated it really liked it. I knew something wasn’t right but couldn’t figure it out- always wondering “why can’t someone love me?
And it doesnt have to be about a romantic relationship, it can happen with a friend, sister or other family member. All of us deserve to learn to love in a healthy way! May 19, Caroline rated it it was ok Shelves: 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.
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. 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.
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. Instead of a person being a Love Addict or a Love Avoidant, it may be more helpful to view them as people who have anxious or avoidant attachment styles. That way, the relationship itself revealing itself through problematic and perpetuating interactions can be the focus of treatment instead of labeling a person as an addict.
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. The New Science of Adult Attachment. Jun 23, Famous rated it it was ok Shelves: Jan 29, Anne rated it did not like it Recommends it for: I was let down.
What is Love Addiction? – Pia Mellody interview Powerful! –
This is a very interesting and complex topic, but the author provided only a superficial analysis. Writing style was sophomoric.
Presentation of ideas was messy and convoluted. Very little outside documentation or support was offered, and addicttion few examples provided appeared to be fictional composites, not actual case studies.
Oct 22, Meowbie rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I generally liked this book in terms of covering the topic of co-addicted relationships.
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. In particular, I liked that Pia Mellody gave a very practical program and structure for breaking the patterns of co-addicted relating.
I also liked her husband Pat’s ardiction in Section III on what a healthy relationship looks like. This is incredibly helpful lovd the intended readership, and I would like to see more of this in books on unhealthy relating. I found myself hunting through the reference list and liking what I found.
Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love
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. Jul 02, Elizabeth Liz rated it really liked it.
Very informative though a bit repetitive and somewhat lengthy. 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. Already had opportunity to put this new infomation in effect and have been able to identify a new potential pitfall and avoid it before falling in! I feel empowered after being given this new knowledge.
Oct 07, Vishnu rated it it was ok.
Some solid, interesting content in this addidtion. All in all though, I had trouble following the organization and structure. It somehow seemed both mlelody there was too much content to faacing in the space allotted, and that there was a fair amount of repetition throughout. Still, some very interesting ideas that I’ll be thinking and journaling about for some time.
Oct 13, Michelle rated it it was amazing. Excellent book for understanding addictive and dysfunctional cycles in your primary relationships, for understanding the root of those cycles, and learning how to overcome them in order to form more functional and healthy relationships.
May 21, Sirpa Grierson rated it really liked it Shelves: When you do not understand why you react the way that you do in relationships of any kind, this book offers excellent insights.
Very helpful for becoming conscious of our responses to others.
Facing Love Addiction : Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love
Mar 29, Tracy McMillan rated it it was amazing. Don’t let the title scare you mwllody — this is one of the smartest relationship books I’ve ever read. Pia Mellody is a genius. May 18, Shamieka Kiel rated it it was amazing. First 3 pages had me in tears. I learned a lot about myself, my significant ffacing, and my relationships with my parents.
I recommend this book to anyone struggling with any type of relationship.
Jun 18, Shiloah rated it it was amazing Shelves: The five stars is mostly because of how eye-opening and life-changing this book has been for me. I highly recommend every married couple read it. Dec 22, Rahel Araya rated it it was amazing. I give this book 5 stars. I was in a relationship lofe I felt mentally and emotionally unstable. 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 emotions.
Looking back on it, it felt like a balm. Oct 09, Rebecca Lau rated it did not like it. I didn’t find it helpful. The definition of love addiction was so broad that it fackng apply to everyone. If Uve been struggling with love addiction , If u cant maintain a relationship cause u always think that there must be someone better or i should wait more for thr ONE. This book is for U. Feb 03, Ele-Reet rated it liked it. I do xddiction that these patterns Pia Mellody talks about probably affect a lot of people, but that generally in a lot subtle way than she talks about.
For me the book was a bit absurd, word “homicidal” was used a lot in talking about the patterns and I don’t think that will talk to a lot of people, to who it could when it would be written differently. But I think for majority of people the most they do might be an angry letter or yelling at the other person. Also fcaing 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.
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And in the case of codependency facijg 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 facng. Sep 11, Juli Keele rated it really liked it. This was a good, broad overview of what someone might be dealing with if they or a loved one was acting in accordance with love addiction. It provided some strong insights adxiction courses of action for those affected.
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. I can assume this is because everyone’s journey will be different- the authors really drove the point home piaa seek a counselor or program or sponso This was a good, broad overview of what someone might melloddy dealing with if they or a loved one was acting in accordance with love addiction.
I can assume this is because everyone’s journey will be different- the authors really drove the point home to addictiin a counselor or program or sponsor or all three if you really want to make a change. I’m sure I will be thinking back on the ideas and tools provided in this book for many years to come.
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 yet. This was facibg perfect book for what I needed- an overview and an introduction. My further reading will be for more details in areas that were only briefly touched on. 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.
Aug 21, Kathy rated it it was amazing Shelves: We all do a dance in our relationships! This is a hard hitting book that describes to a T the dysfunctional behaviors we can engage in without even knowing it!