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

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In this revised and updated version of Facing Love Addiction, bestselling 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. Through twelve-step work, exercises, and journal-keeping, Facing Love Addiction compassionately and realistically outlines the recovery process for Love Addicts, and Mellody’s fresh perspective and clear methods work to comfort and motivate all those looking to establish and maintain healthy, happy relationships. 

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LETTING GO OF 'TOXIC LOVE'

This groundbreaking exploration from the author of the best-selling 'Facing Codependence' and 'Breaking Free' unravels the intricate and debilitating dynamics of co-addicted relationships.

Mellody clearly outlines the 'toxic' patterns played out by Love Addicts and the unresponsive Avoidance Addicts to whom they are painfully and repeatedly drawn. She shares personal experience and real case histories that

Clarify the distinctions between codependence (how our relationship with our self fails) and co-addiction (how our relations with others become unhealthy entanglements)
Describe how 'love at first sight' can be the first step in the addictive cycle of attraction, fantasy, denial, and obsession
Show how childhood experiences of abandonment or engulfment influence our choice of romantic partners, friends, and associates
Detail the tango-like way that addicts activate one another's primary fears and literally 'bring out the worst in each other'
Hopefully, compassionately, and realistically outline the recovery process

Including Twelve-Step work, exercises, and journal keeping, Mellody's practical, step-by-step guidelines for change help us face painful realities, acknowledge and disengage from our addictive behaviours, and address underlying symptoms of codependence. The fresh perspective and clear methods in 'Facing Love Addiction' works to comfort and motivate all those seeking to establish and maintain healthy, happy relationships.

Praise for Facing Codependence:

"Pia Mellody is a true pioneer...This is a splendid offering"
JOHN BRADSHAW

"(Mellody) mixes captivating and traumatic stories of her own recovery with her very specific perspective on addiction, codependence and recovery...Folks from many kinds of dysfunctional families will resonate strongly with Mellody's descriptions of their pathology in a way that helps them maintain the commitment to change"
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Pia Mellody, a nationally recognized authority on codependence, is a consultant at The Meadows, a treatment centre for addictions in Wickenburg, Arizona.

Andrea Wells Millers has co-authored a number of books including 'Facing Codependence' and 'Breaking Free'.

J. Keith Miller is a noted speaker and teacher and best-selling author of more than a dozen books, including 'A Hunger for Healing' and 'Hope in the Fast Lane'.

About the Author:

Pia Mellody is an internationally renowned lecturer on the childhood origins of emotional dysfunc-tion. Her recovery work-shops have benefited people all over the world and her bestselling books have been translated into many languages. 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.



J. Keith Miller, the author of A Hunger for Healing, is a popular speaker and conference leader, and author. Among his best-selling books are The Taste of New Wine and Hope in the Fast Lane. He is also the coauthor of Facing Codependence.

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