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.
No. I like her voice.
Be selfish by loving yourself first, then be selfless through helping others.
It is so comforting to know there are other women out there going through the same experience as me.
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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
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.
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?
Yo love myself first
I could not recommend this book more. It was as though she was writing about my life. If you find that you become too intense with relationships, on the border of obsession, this would be a great book to read. I actually purchased both the book (kindle e-version) and the audible version. I found that I had to highlight a lot of points that touched my heart. The narrator's performance was excellent. I found that she truly found the essence of the points the author wanted to make. It's an older book, but it still contains valid information.
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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