Is having 'somebody to love' the most important thing in your life? Do you constantly believe that with 'the right man' you would no longer feel depressed or lonely? Are you bored with 'nice guys' who are open, honest, and dependable? If being in love means being in pain, this book was written for you. Therapist Robin Norwood describes loving too much as a pattern of thoughts and behavior, which certain women develop as a response to problems from childhood.
Many women find themselves repeatedly drawn into unhappy and destructive relationships with men. They then struggle to make these doomed relationships work. This best-selling book takes a hard look at how powerfully addictive these unhealthy relationships are - but also gives a very specific program for recovery from the disease of loving too much.
©1985 Robin Norwood (P)2012 Penguin Audiobooks
Thanks to this book, I know what I need to do to get help.
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I now have hope for a better future.
I have read many of the great works of philosophy and literature of Western culture, but no book has had a greater impact on my practical life and on my ideas about what it is to be a woman than Women Who Love Too Much. I feel I have just been born and have a chance to live a completely different life, in which I will for the first time be able to put myself, and not some undeserving man, in first place. This is a must-read for all women, especially those of us who find our lives impaired by loving too much. I cannot think of a single girlfriend of mine who wouldn't benefit tremendously from this read. The audio version is terrific. I am about to start listening to it a second time to make sure the ideas stay fresh im my mind. I feel very grateful that this book found me and dread to think of what would have been of my life otherwise.
It helps me examine why I've been attracting the wrong guys and why I keep breaking up with them. This is was like a surgeon doctor that went deep inside my psychological mind, took me back to my childhood, and told me why.
It describes women who are self-sacrificing too much, only to get a broken heart in return.
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Be selfish by loving yourself first, then be selfless through helping others.
this book helped me through yet another break up. I am finally understanding why I have had so many failed relationships ...my patterns in picking emotionally unavailable men ...and how to begin to learn to love myself and not to need someone to take care of and to make me a whole person ...To find a partner who loves and appreciates me in a healthy way and that I can love in a healthy way. it helps to know your patterns and where they came from and how to overcome them. this book does all that & more!
This should be the second book each codependent woman can read. The first is codependent no more. This book thought me 9 good practical steps to recovery. However the first step should be that you have decided that you don't want to be where you are anymore. Next learn about anxious attachment style . Stop trying to help the irresponsible people around you and become the most selfish woman ever. Then welcome yourself to your new happy life.
For me the value of this book was contained more in the last one third. The detailed stories and vignettes were interesting but did not find any value in them. I was however felt helped by the last part of the book where she spoke of specific things you could do to help yourself
A must read for any woman who feels like she's never gunna find the right way forward when it comes to men. More importantly it teaches you the path to guide you if you wish to change the pattern of relationships when they are not healthy, not doing you any good. Makes you take a look at yourself and I'm so glad I read this.., !! :)
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