The Intimacy Factor 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 relationships and to learn how to attain the intimacy we need and deserve. This invaluable resource helps diagnose the causes of faulty relationships--many of them rooted in childhood--and provides tools for self-healing so that we can move on to establish and maintain healthy relationships. Showing how, because of these early experiences, codependent adults often lack the skills necessary to lead mature lives and have satisfying relationships. Recovery is achieved by learning to re-parent oneself.
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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 book. All in all though, I had trouble following the organization and structure. 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.
May 18, Shamieka Kiel rated it it was amazing First 3 pages had me in tears. I learned a lot about myself, my significant other, and my relationships with my parents. I recommend this book to anyone struggling with any type of relationship. Yoko had also released a new record and a conceptual book.
Shes sitting in the first chair and shes wearing an expensive-looking, orange velvet leotard. Shes got on sheer black stockings and a little beret. John and Yoko hold hands a lot during the interview and fondly stroke each others fingers.
Shes rather humorless, deferential: what a weird position for her. The world saw her only as the wife of a Beatle. Maybe still not ready for it, actually. Dick Cavett points out that Ono went to Sarah Lawrence. I did not know that! She was out there, a woman making things, a female artist, a sharp mind. I suspect she and Lennon were love addicted. Or maybe they were happily married, no drama, no codependency, no cray-cray. Of course sex addiction happens inside a marriage, too. But our stereotyped view of it, or mine at least, looks more like the plot of Looking for Mr Goodbar or that movie Shame.
In Shame aptly titled the lead character runs around having sex with a string of anonymous women, whoever will have him, really.
Sometimes one partner chases, and the other is distant and avoidant. Other times the partners continually switch roles, in a cycle of come-here-go-away which is excruciating for both. If a love relationship is bringing more pain than pleasure, probably the best idea is to get out of it.
Every day and every night is heaven. Every minute of my marriage is pure bliss. We fell in love, and we have never stopped being madly and passionately in love. The sex is always great. Facing Love Addiction is not a book I would ever need to read. A therapist would never practically force me to buy this book after begging me for years to look into codependency treatment.
I am way too perfect. But this book may have value for other people. Fortunately, they also had one of those marriages that was all bliss, all the time. It was the perfect relationship. Just kidding.
Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love