The term “Love Addiction” sounds like some people become addicted to love. This is a misnomer. Some people also think that Love Addiction and Sex Addiction are the same.; they are not.
Love Addiction, as defined by Pia Mellody at The Meadows, is a very specific disorder whereby people pick partners or other people to make themselves feel whole. Love Addicts generally feel that they are defective, so need someone that they perceive as very special to take care of them.
This all stems from having been psychologically, emotionally, and/or physically neglected at a young age. Treatment is about repairing the early injury from the neglect.
“Love Addiction” has nothing to do with love but it can be managed if you utilize a variety of resources. This radio show teaches you the recovery tasks needed to work through the shame that accompanies this compulsion.
Listen tonight to Dr. Shelly Uram, noted psychiatrist who works specifically with addiction and trauma and specializes in Love Addiction at the Meadows shares what happens to the brain when one has experienced trauma as a child and how it can manifest as Love Addiction. She will also address the difference between love and sex addiction. This promises to be a fascinating show!
Carol the Coach has worked with 1000's of clients who have fought this disorder and learned how to manage it and live fully optimal lives. Listen to her as she shares her wisdom and interviews the experts in her field.
Carol Juergensen Sheets is a certified sexual addictions counselor and was trained by Dr. Patrick Carnes who has been instrumental in developing programs and clinical skill sets that promote recovery,
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