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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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Trivia About Facing Love Addic Goes through all the basics of love addiction and love avoidance. Maybe still not ready for it, actually.

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. I found myself hunting through the reference list and liking what I found. 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. Don’t let the title scare you away — this is one of the smartest relationship books I’ve ever read. This was a good, broad overview of what someone might be dealing with faciny they mellodyy a loved one was acting in accordance with love addiction.

Or maybe they were happily married, no drama, no codependency, no cray-cray. Aug 08, Adrian Francies rated it liked it.

There are too many religious overtones in the book for my taste, but I did find the content to be fairly enlightening. It was the perfect relationship. It all blurred together. It was confusing and hard to keep track of what chapter and issue she was addressing.


A helpful way to look at addictive relationships. Showing how, because of these early experiences, codependent adults often lack the skills necessary to lead mature lives and have satisfying relationships.

Otherwise, I’d say therapy is the key in those situations.

Looking for beautiful books? Only a little helpful, however a newby may gain some insight from this book. My further reading will be for more details in areas that were only briefly touched on.

This is a hard hitting book that describes to a T the dysfunctional behaviors we can engage in without even knowing it! There are times while reading it I felt like it was written directly for me. Every day and every night is heaven. Pia creates a framework for identifying codependent behavior and outlines effective therapy for recovering from the trap of codependence.

It provided some strong insights and courses lofe 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. Lists with This Book. The Afcing Science of Adult Attachment. Other times the partners continually switch roles, in a cycle of come-here-go-away which is excruciating for both. Oh, and here’s the Dick Cavett Interview.

I knew something wasn’t right but couldn’t figure it out- always wondering “why can’t someone love me?

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

May 18, Shamieka Kiel rated it it was amazing. Fortunately, they also had one of those marriages that was all bliss, all the time. Book ratings by Goodreads. We fell in love, and we have never stopped being madly and passionately in love. I’ve lve gained some structure to implement in my relationship endeavors, but much more importantly to improve myself.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Very helpful for becoming conscious of our responses to others. And in the case of codependency for me this giving things to higher power is just another form of codependency, because I tacing giving my power and my responsibility away, although this time not to another person.

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

I liked that both points of view were explained, it allowed me to reach a whole new level of understanding for my partner s. I would recommend for people who don’t know much about it or want their significant other to understand a bit more. Your childhood trauma issues with major caregivers.

All in all though, I had trouble following lovr organization and structure. I learned a lot about myself, my significant other, and my relationships with my parents. Recovery is achieved by learning to re-parent oneself. 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.