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Are YOU Addicted to Unhappiness?
Are you unable to follow through on important resolutions?
Are you frustrated or inefficient at work?
Is your love life unrewarding or filled with conflict?
Are you plagued by unpleasant emotions for no apparent reason?
Everyone is born with the potential to live fulfilled lives, but many of us find it difficult to realize that potential. Now the best-selling author team of Drs. Martha and William Pieper help you understand how you may have unknowingly become an addict to unhappiness. Using real-life examples drawn from their clinical experience, the authors provide insights and effective strategies that will help you choose and maintain the happiness you deserve. Optimistic--and realistic--Addicted to Unhappiness will help you discover:
- The origins of your addiction and ways it interferes with your life
- A step-by-step plan to kick your habit
- How to turn setbacks into victories
- The ability to move beyond relationship conflicts and embrace closeness
- Effective ways to get control over painful moods
- A successful approach to achieving a healthy weight and a fit body
. . .And much more to help you break free from discomfort and hold on to happiness.
Drawing upon their years of counseling experience, the bestselling author team of Martha and William Pieper explain how parenting styles based on discipline and excessive expectations condition children to equate unhappiness with love. This often persists into adulthood, leading to behaviors including eating disorders, compulsive gambling, disastrous romantic choices, substance abuse, and more. This book supplies readers with powerful tools, including self-assessments, checklists, diaries, and exercises, to overcome their need for unhappiness.
About the Author
Martha H. Pieper, Ph.D., and William J. Pieper, M.D. (Chicago, IL) coauthored the bestselling Smart Love. They have been in private practice for more than 25 years. Both have pursued clinical research at the University of Chicago and other prestigious academic and professional institutions.