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Online Love Addiction Help

Online Help for Love Addicts

September 11, 2004

by Susan Peabody, author of Addiction to Love : Overcoming Obsession and Dependency in Relationships.

Love addiction comes in many forms. Some love addicts carry a torch for unavailable people. Some love addicts obsess when they fall in love. Some love addicts get addicted to the euphoric effects of romance. Others cannot let go of a toxic relationship even if they are unhappy, depressed, lonely, neglected or in danger. Some love addicts are codependent and others are narcissistic. Some love addicts use sex to manage feelings; others are sexually anorexic. What we all have in common is that we are powerless over our distorted thoughts, feelings and behavior when it comes to love, fantasies and relationships.

Still, there is hope. We are a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to recover from our unhealthy dependency on love—as it plays out in our fantasies and relationships. The only requirement for membership in LAA is a desire to work toward recovery. There are no dues or fees; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. Our primary purpose is "to offer a safe place to recover from love addiction and to carry the message of recovery to those who still suffer." Through self-honesty, open-mindedness, willingness, and the 12-steps of LAA, we can recover. We can do together what we cannot do alone. We can grow and change in the sunlight of the spirit. Welcome to LAA!   http://www.loveaddicts.org/

 

This is not a paid ad folks. Susan emailed and asked if I would help publicize her new Love Addicts Anonymous site. When I saw it, I asked her to write a blurb.

Thanks Susan!  Dr. Irene