Susan Peabody titles the book
I have reviewed for this Commentary Addiction To Love.
Addiction To Love has well
achieved its goal to educate, encourage and enlighten its readers on the many
aspects of people addiction. As I read through this book I learned much more
than I thought I had already known about the subject. One of the goals the
author has achieved is to look at much more than Co-Dependency, a term that is
much too vague in this commentatorís opinion.
The fact is most people
havenít got a clue to what Co-Dependency is let alone the addiction to love.
Addiction To Love suggest much
more than how to break it off with someone who is abusive, obsessive,
controlling and in need of care taking like many books on the subject.
The problems and obsessions of
the addicted person and the damaging behaviors is covered in much detail while
keeping it simple enough for anyone who is hurting and searching for information
as well as a plan of recovery.
Where as many books on this
subject cover the problem only.
Character defects of both the
addict and the one whom the focus is on are explained and outlined. The many
forms of this addiction such as guilt, poor self image, nagging and my personal
favorite, abnormal jealousy are just a few that will bring the reader through a
network of personal reality checks.
Within these chapters there
are always suggested actions the reader can implement to bring him or her to a
full and complete healing. However, maintenance of the addiction is a must if
the addict is to recover.
Examples of real life
situations are presented. Healing and recovery philosophy through the 12 Steps
as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous are not only present they are clearly
defined. Practical application and implementation of the Steps are a main focus
as Christian ideals are woven within every page.
Many books of this nature have
projects the reader can complete as they read through the book. Addiction To
Love compares in this as well. However, a component that is covered in this
book that is lacking within other books on this subject; is the suggested
elements that makes up a successful support group. There is direction in how to
implement such a group as the author knows all to well the need for continued
fellowship with others who are recovering from this terribly disabling
Personal Experience, Education, Practical
Application, and a Strategic Plan for Recovery earns this BookMark a well
deserved 5 Star
Until The Next BookMark,
Monty Dale Meyer
Recovery Times Book
Critic and Commentator.