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Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change | [Robin Norwood]

Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change

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.
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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

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    Jeanne Decker Rochester Hills, MI 02-03-13
    Jeanne Decker Rochester Hills, MI 02-03-13 Member Since 2014
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    If you could sum up Women Who Love Too Much in three words, what would they be?

    Thanks to this book, I know what I need to do to get help.


    What other book might you compare Women Who Love Too Much to and why?

    Any other books on codependency recovery


    Which character – as performed by Ellen Archer – was your favorite?

    No favoirte. All was good.


    What did you learn from Women Who Love Too Much that you would use in your daily life?

    Continue christian growth


    Any additional comments?

    I now have hope for a better future.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Marchesini 04-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Life-changing"

    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.

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    Julie New York, NY, United States 07-30-14
    Julie New York, NY, United States 07-30-14
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    What did you love best about Women Who Love Too Much?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Women Who Love Too Much?

    It describes women who are self-sacrificing too much, only to get a broken heart in return.


    Have you listened to any of Ellen Archer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. I like her voice.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Be selfish by loving yourself first, then be selfless through helping others.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gail jackson, NJ, United States 09-28-13
    Gail jackson, NJ, United States 09-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Life Altering!"

    My headline says it all. This book changed the way I look at everything.

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    David Porta 05-19-15
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    "Very powerful content"

    Provides a good insight into areas of life and relationships which can be elusive and difficult to identify and overcome, without some additional knowledge.

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    Andrea Tash 05-18-15
    Andrea Tash 05-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    I though my way of living was simple honest and caring, I had no idea how wrong I was. Now I see a light at the end of the tunnel.

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    sasha 04-21-15
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    "Offers recovery steps. "

    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.

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    Susan United States 04-20-15
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    "I would recommend this book"

    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

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    D McFarlane 04-18-15
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    "Truth that hurts"

    When I first started listening to this book I felt sick. How could what she was saying be me? This book has helped me to seek help for my problems. Will listen to it again.

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    Sheri 04-13-15
    Sheri 04-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "This helped change my life and find myself."
    Where does Women Who Love Too Much rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was easy to understand by listening to it instead of reading. Often, when reading, we can become easily distracted or lose focus when reading. We tend to have to go back because we didn't read the chapter before or further in order to understand the chapter we're in. By listening, this author and narrator, grab your attention right away. You listen in anticipation on how this book explains how love addiction can be mentally damaging to the point where you forget about yourself by focusing and loving others. This explains why you love too much, what a detriment it can be to your life and guides you on putting yourself first and learning to love healthy without giving away yourself. You become stronger in life. Self aware, self assured, self confidant.


    What did you like best about this story?

    My therapist told me my underlying addiction was love and once I conquered it, I could conquer all of my other addictions. When she first told me, I thought of the song, we're addicted to love but it's not like that. It's a real illness and I had it. I had the need to be needed and loved so I gave up myself to help, change and fix others and of course, others can only do that. Some obsess. Some get really sad because what they're doing isn't doing any good. That's because they're too focused on who they're "loving". They need to change the focus to be on themselves. You have to put yourself as number one. If you don't take care of and love yourself, how can you take care of and love others?


    Which character – as performed by Ellen Archer – was your favorite?

    Therapist


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Yo love myself first


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    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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