Addicted to Love: Understanding Dependencies of the Heart: Romance, Relationships, and Sex

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Addicted to "Love" describes the many forms this addiction can take. Like alcoholics or drug addicts, love addicts get high on sex and romance and need ever-greater doses to keep going. Stephen Arterburn examines this addiction -- who it afflicts and what you can do if you suspect that your spouse, friend, or family member may be suffering from it. With compassion and wisdom, Arterburn points the way to the psychological and spiritual healing that can enable men and women to ...
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Overview

Addicted to "Love" describes the many forms this addiction can take. Like alcoholics or drug addicts, love addicts get high on sex and romance and need ever-greater doses to keep going. Stephen Arterburn examines this addiction -- who it afflicts and what you can do if you suspect that your spouse, friend, or family member may be suffering from it. With compassion and wisdom, Arterburn points the way to the psychological and spiritual healing that can enable men and women to enjoy real and lasting intimacy.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780830733767
  • Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
  • Publication date: 6/15/2003
  • Pages: 307
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11
Introduction 13
1. Marisa's Story 19
People Addictions 25
Victims of Passion 26
The Root Addiction? 27
2. Hooked on Romance 29
Nicholas' Story 35
An Addiction with Many Forms 45
The Addiction Cycle 47
The Pursuit of an Illusion 52
Running from Intimacy 53
Taking Hostages 54
Search without Commitment 55
3. Hooked on Relationships 57
Addicted to Attachment 64
Addiction or Codependency? 66
Roots of Relationship Addiction 67
Relationship Addicts and Sex Addicts 72
Characteristics of a Relationship Addict 74
The Addiction Cycle 80
4. Hooked on Sex 87
Can Sex Really Be Addictive? 102
Paradoxes of Sex Addiction 105
Parallels to Other Addictions 107
Marks of Addictive Sex 108
Sources and Origins of Sex Addiction 110
Not a Cop-Out 113
Levels of Addiction 115
The Addiction Cycle 126
5. Origins of People Addictions 131
Filling the Void 133
How Addictions Develop 135
The Core Issue: Intimacy 136
Recovery: All or Nothing 140
Male and Female Differences 145
Family Ties 147
Three Key Family Traits 155
The Way Out 158
6. What Keeps the Addict Addicted? 161
Addiction: A View from the Inside 164
Other Addictions 176
The Element of Risk 178
Staying Addicted 181
The End of the Line 186
7. Living with Addiction 189
Sacrifices on the Altar of Addiction 201
Red Flags of Sex Addiction 205
To the Wives of Sex Addicts 208
8. Recovery: From the Bottom Up 215
Principles of Recovery 216
Practical Aspects of Recovery 238
Spiritual Growth 244
9. Healthy Love 249
Staying Sober 250
Healthy Hearts 252
Healthy Relationships 253
Hope for the Broken-Hearted 261
Appendix A Family History Questionnaire 263
Appendix B Romance and Relationship Addiction Skills List 273
Appendix C Relationship Addiction Inventory 277
Appendix D Sexual Addiction Assessment 281
Bibliography 287
Study Guide 288
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