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Breaking up for some people is like withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal from love is one of the most painful withdrawals because there is a unique connection between the person affected and his or her need for love as a child. During withdrawal people psychologically go back in time and feel all the losses they felt…

In a previous blog, I explained that codependent marriage junkies try to make their partner totally dependent on them, so they will never be able to leave. This kind of codependency is the result of a childhood that was full of unmet needs. The codependent believes that if they sacrifice enough, their partner will give…

Relationship junkies are always trying to create a “perfect” relationship. Of course, perfection is a fantasy, but they’re always trying to bring that fantasy to life. Seeking perfection—in yourself and others—is actually a compulsion to control, which is why relationship addicts sometimes feel like controlling partners. When everything around them seems precarious and desperate, control…

You can’t watch anything on TV these days without seeing an ad for a dating app. The selling point for most of them seems to be that they’re more scientific about making a match or the people who use them are more serious about dating—all leading to some version of, “We’ll make sure you get…

If you’re at all interested in mastering powerful transformational processes that you can ACTUALLY USE to create the recovery coaching business or psychotherapy practice you desire, be sure to join me for my upcoming… FREE Coaching and Q&A Call for Recovery Professionals Being held Wednesday, March 28th, at 11:00am Pacific. Click here to register…     https://wakeuprecovery.com/wur-coaching-call-for-professionals

We all tend to pick partners who reflect the vision we have of ourselves and our world. Unfortunately, that means marriage junkies end up being attracted to partners who remind them of their dysfunctional family relationships, where they never got what they needed. It’s ironic, in a way, because while they’re searching for someone to…

The way you think and act invites who and what you will bring into your life. We’ve all experienced that. For example, if in your core you truly do not believe you deserve a healthy relationship, but continue to go on dates hoping to meet “the one,” you are subconsciously putting out a message that…

When you’re in the grip of a marriage addiction, it seems as if you can never pick the right partner. You keep ending up with someone who’s emotionally unavailable, who’s super needy or manipulative or just downright abusive. Or someone who dumps you. It’s never the right one. Is it you, or do you just…

If you are a person who has always jumped from one relationship into another, often with the same type of negative partner, you may be a person that is codependent. This is a learned behavior, often from childhood, where a person cannot have a healthy giving and taking relationship. Instead, she or he is always the…

The very public engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has the world buzzing about another royal wedding. The image of a prince carrying off his princess is a powerful one in our culture. The couple seems so happy, so perfect, so very much in love. It’s the happy ending everyone wants, the Prince Charming…

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If you think you might be codependent or a love addict, get Sherry’s FREE Ebook, “The Truth about Codependency” https://wakeuprecovery.com/codependency-quiz/ Sherry maintains a private practice in Westlake Village, and is a sought after transformationn and recovery coach. For more information visit www.sherrygaba.com or sign up today for Sherry’s online group coaching program for codependents for $19/month https://wakeuprecovery.com/become-a-member-co/

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