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Are you unable to leave a love relationship even though it gives you more pain than joy? Your judgment and self-respect tell you to end it, but still, to your dismay, you hang on. You are addicted - to a person. Now there is an insightful, step-by-step guide to breaking that addiction - and surviving the split. Drawing on dozens of provocative case histories, psychotherapist Howard Halpern explains to you:

  • Why you can get addicted to a person
  • Why and how you may try to deceive yourself
  • How you can recognize the symptoms of a bad relationship
  • How to deal with the power moves and guilt trips your partner uses to hold you
  • Why strong feelings of jealousy do not mean you are in love
  • How to get through the agonizing breakup period - without going back

©2004 Howard M. Halpern (P)2017 Tantor

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incredible

this book was honestly one of the best in understanding what made it so difficult for me to move on from my breakup. Thankyou so very much.

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Extremely helpful!

Extremely helpful, great insights, examples and tools. must have for anyone who feels stuck in an unhappy relationship

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Great insights without sugarcoating

Would you listen to How to Break Your Addiction to a Person again? Why?

I will listen to this book again. If you find yourself in a never ending cycle of poor relationships and painful break-ups you need to read this book. Sometimes we know we have issues from childhood affecting our adult relationships but we don't know HOW to fix that. This book is a great resource to tackling that old pain and getting over those old loves that we know were no good for us.

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Oh Brother!

Another therapist telling us to blame all our relationship problems on mommy and daddy. Don't waste your money!!! The book is basically a marriage counseling guide to help u decide to stay or go. I thought it would offer help to truly break addictions to...say a lover or friend that discarded another & that person struggled to get thru the loss. Instead this Author says if a person is grieving over another it's because they a reliving their infant crybaby self and mommy didn't pay attention to the need. Good Grief!

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If you need help in a relationship, read this book

The narrator was awesome. The book is super good! Will probably read again! Super good!

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Important life lessons to break your addiction

This book is for when you don’t know where to start, when therapy is not an option, when you need someone to tell you you’re addicted and how to break free. For recognizing the difference between being in love and being in a loving relationship and realizing that you’ll be OK - this book is where you should start.

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Informative and Good Presenter

My first “addiction” relationship book and I thought it was informative. I would probably reread.

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Great Anecdotes!

Loved references from real people. It was as if their is an entire community out there that knows the feeling of breaking away from a relationship.

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I just found the root to ALL of my problems

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The aha moment at the end.
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I've never been THE priority

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Offering

This was an incredible incredible offering that gives you insight from multiple angles so that you can see that you are not being coached or manipulated into one outcome. I really loved how he delivered information, gave you work to reflect on, and really probed to see what lays beneath the “stuck” feeling. I definitely recommend if you find yourself in any unhealthy entanglements that are masked as relationships.

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