By Brenda Schaeffer
With greater than 250,000 copies in print, Is It Love or Is It dependancy? has helped numerous humans locate their means from the rigors and confusions of addictive like to the success of complete and fit relationships. during this moment variation, psychotherapist Brenda Schaeffer attracts on new advancements in her perform, in addition to a decade of suggestions, to extend her unique insights and suggestion. the result's a clean standpoint on intimacy and a useful sensible advisor to creating relationships paintings. Brenda Schaeffer conducts workshops on addictive relationships. She is the writer of Loving Me, Loving You.
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Perhaps the mounting negative social consequences of sexual compulsion will motivate society to take this problem more seriously. People are dying of AIDS; the incidence of sexual violence continues to rise; professionals are publicly shamed and even prosecuted for sexual improprieties and illegalities, and unwanted pregnancies, lost jobs, incarcerations, and broken homes are the results. Sexual exploitation by people in positions of power seems epidemic. The cost of this addiction to our society is more than financial.
Publisher : Hazelden Publishing isbn10 | asin : 1568381409 print isbn13 : 9781568381404 ebook isbn13 : 9780585307602 language : English subject Relationship addiction, Love. 2 subject : Relationship addiction, Love. Page iii Is It Love or Is It Addiction? org © 1987, 1997 by Brenda Schaeffer All rights reserved. First published 1987. Second edition 1997 Printed in the United States of America No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without the written permission of the publisher.
Romantic Love Romance addiction refers to those times when the object of love addiction is also a romantic object. This object/person can be a romantic partner or live only in the love addict's fantasies. The "fix" may be an elaborate fantasy life not unlike the story line of a romance novel, or the euphoria of a new romance. In either case, the rush of intoxicating feelings experienced during the attraction stage of a romancea state sometimes referred to as limeranceis the Page 11 drug that can become a substitute for real intimacy.