Synopses & Reviews
Are you in love--or addicted? How to know when to call it quits...and how to find the courage to call it quits.
Are you unable to leave a love relationship even though it gives you more pain than joy? Your judgment and self-respect tell you to end it, but still, to your dismay, you hang on. You are addicted--to a person. Now there is an insightful, step-by-step guide to breaking that addiction--and surviving the split. Drawing on dozens of provocative case histories, psychotherapist Howard Helpern explains to you:
Why you can get addicted to a person.
Why and how you may try to deceive yourself. ("He really loves me, he just doesn't know how to show it.")
How you can recognize the symptoms of a bad relationship.
How to deal with the power moves and guilt trips your partner uses to hold you.
Why strong feelings of jealousy do not mean you are "in love."
How to get through the agonizing breakup period--without going back.
How not to get caught in such a painful relationship again.
From the Paperback edition.
Since its initial publication twenty years ago, How to Break Your Addiction To a Person has become a cornerstone in self-help guides. Now available in an updated trade paperback package, renowned psychotherapist Dr. Howard Halpern's time-tested advice for everyone who knows they should break off a bad love relationship, but can't, includes:
- Understanding the hunger behind all addictions
- Knowing the difference between bad and healthy relationships
- Overcoming jealousy, guilt trips, and power games
- Step-by-step techniques for ending the relationship
- Surviving the pain of breaking up
Packed with inspiring case studies in each chapter, How to Break Your Addiction To a Person is a compassionate, insightful, step-by-step guide, providing women and men with the courage, support, and specific tactics they need to set themselves free.
Now available in trade paperback, this classic is a compassionate, insightful, step-by-step guide, providing women and men with the courage, support, and specific tactics they need to set themselves free.
About the Author
Howard M. Halpern received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Columbia University in 1954. He taught at Columbia and other colleges and has been a consultant, clinical psychologist, and psychotherapist at several New York colleges and clinics. He was the codirector of the New York Student Consultation Center and is a past president of the American Academy of Psychotherapists.
Dr. Halpern has practiced psychotherapy in New York City for forty-eight years. His previous books include Cutting Loose: An Adult Guide to Coming to Terms with Your Parents and Finally Getting It Right. He also wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column called "On Your Own". His appearances on national media include Donahue, The Today Show, 20/20, and CNN.