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According to Harville Hendrix we are attracted to our Imago–what he calls our dream partner– an image of which we carry around in our brain. The Imago is like a puzzle. As we are growing up, every time someone significant […]

If you were to be asked to immediately write down the first 5 words that come to your mind to describe yourself, what would those words be? Would they be different if you knew you had to share them than […]

It is common to hear addicts talk about themselves as if they were different than other people. They have often gone through so much and felt dehumanized so many times that seeing things work for other people is like watching […]

There is lot in the media about love addiction, but what about Relationship Addicts? How do they differ from Love Addicts? What makes them special and harder to treat? Why are they more likely to relapse? Relationship Addicts [RA] were […]

Whenever we get into a new romantic relationship, it’s natural for us to be infatuated and want to spend a lot of time with them. For those of us that are codependents or love addicts, we can become dangerously obsessed. […]

Love addiction can mean so many different things to people. There is no set diagnosis for it, and no list of things you *must* have or do to have it.  For those of us that know we are love addicts, […]

Most people are aware of what is known as the placebo effect. This is a phenomenon that occurs when someone is told that a pill or a medication they are taking is a cure for a health condition even though […]

One of the most important aspects of our lives is the relationships we have with people. Biologically, we seek out mates and are social creatures.  We crave companionship, be it from family, friends, or a partner.  It is part of […]

To love addicts, being single sounds terrifying. There are tons of reasons that people prefer to be in relationships over being single. For me, a lot of the reason I used to hate being single was tied to feelings of […]

When I started my recovery, my life was full of tons of failed relationships. Time after time, an issue would arise, and the friendship would be over.  When an issue arose, I would either run for the hills, or suffer […]