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When your partner has an addiction : how compassion can transform your relationship (and heal you both in the process) / Christopher Kennedy Lawford and Beverly Engel.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Mooresville PL - Mooresville 362.291 LAW (Text) 37323005286243 NONFIC Available -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 362.2913 LAW (Text) 30032010684774 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -
Union Co PL - Liberty NF 362.29 Law (Text) 34194001122275 NF Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781941631867
  • ISBN: 194163186X
  • Physical Description: 220 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, [2016]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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 theidea 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, addictionactivist 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Addicts > Rehabilitation.
Addicts > Family relationships.

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