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When your partner has an addiction : how compassion can transform your relationship (and heal you both in the process)

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"Your partner's addiction takes a toll on both of your lives. That doesn't mean you should turn your back on the person you love. We've been told that staying with a partner who struggles with addiction-whether it be with drugs, alcohol, or addictive behaviors-means that we're enabling their destructive behavior. That wanting to help them means we're codependent, and that the best thing for both of us is to walk away from the relationship entirely. But is that true? How to Love an Addict challenges the idea that the best chance for recovery-for the addict and their partner-is to walk away. Instead, it makes the revolutionary claim that you, and the love you have for your partner, can be a key part of his or her journey to recovery. Together, addiction activist and bestselling author Christopher Kennedy Lawford and psychotherapist Beverly Engel, MFT, take a fresh look at addiction and codependency-the latest research on what causes them and what the two have in common. Rather than treat addiction or codependency as disease or weakness, How to Love an Addict honors the trauma and shame that often lie at their source and shows you how to use your love to combat that shame, allowing you to more effectively support your partner and heal yourself. The research proves that, while you cannot "fix" your partner, you can have a positive impact on their recovery. Whether you suffer from codependency, and whether your partner is already in recovery, How to Love an Addict provides you with proven techniques and strategies to drastically improve your relationship and help get your partner the help he needs-without leaving and while taking care of yourself in the process"--

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Clifton Springs Library 362.291 Law (Text)
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1001 . ‡aLawford, Christopher Kennedy, ‡d1955- ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aWhen your partner has an addiction : ‡bhow compassion can transform your relationship (and heal you both in the process) / ‡cChristopher Kennedy Lawford and Beverly Engel.
264 1. ‡aDallas, TX : ‡bBenBella Books, Inc. ‡c[2016]
300 . ‡a220 pages ; ‡c23 cm.
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
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504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
50500. ‡tLove and addiction: Can they coexist? -- ‡tDo I love my partner enough to stay? -- ‡tHope and compassion: The keys to healing -- ‡tA fresh look at addiction -- ‡tA different perspective on codependency -- ‡tThe difference between codependency and compassion -- ‡tShould you be a supporter or a collaborator? -- ‡tBecoming a compassionate supporter -- ‡tBecoming a compassionate collaborator -- ‡tCreating your own self-care program.
520 . ‡a"Your partner's addiction takes a toll on both of your lives. That doesn't mean you should turn your back on the person you love. We've been told that staying with a partner who struggles with addiction-whether it be with drugs, alcohol, or addictive behaviors-means that we're enabling their destructive behavior. That wanting to help them means we're codependent, and that the best thing for both of us is to walk away from the relationship entirely. But is that true? How to Love an Addict challenges the idea that the best chance for recovery-for the addict and their partner-is to walk away. Instead, it makes the revolutionary claim that you, and the love you have for your partner, can be a key part of his or her journey to recovery. Together, addiction activist and bestselling author Christopher Kennedy Lawford and psychotherapist Beverly Engel, MFT, take a fresh look at addiction and codependency-the latest research on what causes them and what the two have in common. Rather than treat addiction or codependency as disease or weakness, How to Love an Addict honors the trauma and shame that often lie at their source and shows you how to use your love to combat that shame, allowing you to more effectively support your partner and heal yourself. The research proves that, while you cannot "fix" your partner, you can have a positive impact on their recovery. Whether you suffer from codependency, and whether your partner is already in recovery, How to Love an Addict provides you with proven techniques and strategies to drastically improve your relationship and help get your partner the help he needs-without leaving and while taking care of yourself in the process"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
650 0. ‡aAddicts ‡xRehabilitation.
650 0. ‡aAddicts ‡xFamily relationships.
650 0. ‡aCodependency.
650 7. ‡aSELF-HELP / Codependency. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aSELF-HELP / Adult Children of Substance Abusers. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aFAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Marriage. ‡2bisacsh
7001 . ‡aEngel, Beverly, ‡eauthor.
77608. ‡iOnline version: ‡aLawford, Christopher Kennedy, 1955- author. ‡tWhen your partner has an addiction ‡dDallas, TX : BenBella Books, [2016] ‡z9781941631874 ‡w(DLC) 2016025774
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