For years, I laughed at self-help books.
Who ever reads those silly things? I thought. And then, when my life was on the brink of total disaster, I picked one up. And then, the cliché: it changed my life. Don’t shoot the messenger. You’re looking for answers and some of them may be found here. I highly recommended them all.
Confessions of a Love Addict, memoir
A love addict’s memoir
Personal, inspiring essay about Frankl’s imprisonment in Auschwitz
Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
A Simple, Effective Way to Improve Your Self-Esteem
How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
Your Daily Wake Up Call
Your path to a better life.
The power of thinking, without thinking.
The Passage from Courtship to Meeting and Marriage
When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He’ll Change
Overcoming Obsession And Dependency in Relationships
Are you unable to leave a love relationship even though it gives you more pain than joy?
A No-Regrets Guide to Loving Yourself and Never Settling
Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love
The best lessons on love and life.
Understanding how childhood act as a barrier to intimacy in adulthood.
Buddhist wisdom on change and letting go.
A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams
Comforting wisdom for life.
Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (Oprah’s Book Club)
The 50 most inspiring self-help classics.
A woman’s guide to courageous acts of change in key relationships
How intimacy plays out in relationships
Scientific and holistic approach to breathing and meditation.
Understanding the Borderline Personality
The Smart Girl’s Break-Up Buddy
Romp through the enchanting world of Winnie-the-Pooh while soaking up invaluable lessons on simplicity and natural living.
How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!
Cognitive beahvioral therapy to help change your thoughts and behavior
Rachel Resnick’s memoir on love addiction
“The book that changed the way we think about romance and intimacy”
When It Hurts Too Much to Let Go
How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You
When Loving Hurts and You Don’t Know Why
Breaking Your Addiction to an Ex Love
Ethlie Ann Vare’s memoir of love addiction
The Memoir of a Bad/Good Girl
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Romantic Obsession
Baggage Reclaim Girl’s memoir and advice book
Natalie Lue, writer of Baggage Reclaim’s guide to dumping unavailable men
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I hope you will add LOVE ADDICT: SEX, ROMANCE AND OTHER DANGEROUS DRUGS by Ethlie Ann Vare (HCI Books, Sept., 2011) to your reading list.
It’s current, well-researched, straightforward, non-judgmental… and very, very funny.
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Will surely recommend this site to some friends! Very interesting site and articles. Really thankful for sharing. Regards,
Question: why is the SLAA text not up here? It’s the best thing going…and the only text I know written directly by people who have themselves recovered from this.
And also, thank you for this blog. It’s utterly great, and very needed right now.
Good question! I bought the SLAA text awhile back, but I did not feel as though it addressed the issues I was dealing with at the time as a love addict. But it is a good text for many! And, you’re welcome!
I hear you, it’s a lot more about sex addiction, just because of the people who were initially attracted to the fellowship. But if you still have it, check out the stories “What I did for love…” and “The candle that didn’t burn out” As a recovering love addict those were the two stories that really stood out for me. And the step guide helped me to recover from love addiction. Thanks!
Another good book to add is: “Ready to Heal: Women Facing, Love, Sex and Relationship Addiction” by Kelly McDaniel.
It’s very good and I highly recommend it to any Love Addicted Women out there.
Thank you! I appreciate the resource!
The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein.
Beautiful! Thanks for this.