Intimacy Disorders: Love Addict Love Avoidant Toxic Relations ...

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"Psychoeducational lecture on a common toxic relationship cycle called the Love Addict/Love Avoidant model created by Pia Mellody and explained by Kristin Snowden, LMFT

Please view her second video on What Makes A Healthy Relationship vs. A Codependent One (ft. Healthy Boundaries):

You can read more and download worksheets from lecture at

Gaslighting two-part video

CORRECTION: Its come to my attention that I misquoted details of a study on Eastern European orphans. Here's an article that summarizes some findings on attachment disorders found in war-torn, Eastern European orphanages."


"In that moment, I felt like I was wearing my own scarlet letter – that the “A” for addiction was emblazoned on my forehead and would be my mark to bear for as long as I lived"


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