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Obsessive Love: How to Free Your Emotions & Live Again

Obsessive Love: How to Free Your Emotions & Live Again [Kindle Edition]

Liz Hodgkinson
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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It can be the greatest force in the world.

But also the greatest torment.

Sometimes love can be one-sided.

And it can turn into obsession.

Anyone who has been in the grip of a hopeless, one-sided passion for another person will know just how overwhelming and painful the experience can be. And how impossible it is to live a 'normal' life when you cannot get that person out of your mind.

In 'Obsessive Love' Liz Hodgkinson, a former victim of obsessive love herself, explores this very common syndrome and looks at the hurt it can cause - hurt that, unless properly addressed and dealt with, can impact all aspects of your life and future relationships.

She offers detailed practical advice and understanding to all sufferers and suggests self-help techniques, therapies and counselling methods that will help you to access your feelings and free yourself of your preoccupation - conscious or unconscious - with a person you desperately want and cannot have.

'Obsessive Love' also includes valuable advice for everyone who is involved with an obsessive lover -- and who feels powerless to stop this unwanted relationship.

Liz Hodgkinson is a well-known medical journalist and author of several books, including 'Happy To Be Single' and 'The Alexander Technique'.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 339 KB
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd.; 1 edition (1 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C5KVWP0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #175,154 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really helpful and insightful read. 15 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Liz Hodgkinson's experience of being love-sick and heartbroken has helped me overcome my own experiences. Although I do not consider my "crush" to be obsessive it is certainly unrequited and trying to move on has been difficult. This book was very helpful as it showed me that I am not the only one to have felt such strong emotions and had difficulty over-coming them. I have seen now how, if not sorted, this love will affect my life so I am following Liz Hodgkinson's advice and trying the Alexander technique. I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who has experienced an obsessive crush, it is an insightful read that has given me a real confidence boost to try and take back my life and find someone who loves me in return. Thank you Liz Hodgkinson.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A refreshing view of heartbreak. 15 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
It was refreshing to read a book that did not try to conform to the social norms of stereotypical love. We grow up in a society where we are all searching for "the one" and when we find them they will immediately love us back. However, the reality is very different, the majority of people as teenagers will experience unrequited love, and although it is unlikely that it becomes as obsessive as it has in Liz Hodgkinson's case, it does need to be addressed. The use of case studies combined with Hodgkinson's own life experiences explores the overwhelming experience of love in an emphatic way. The second half discusses different types of therapy and although I do not agree with all the therapies, the past life theory is to far fetch for me, I can imagine it is very comforting for others. For anyone who has experienced love this book is a must.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Insight 11 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
What I liked about this book is the author's frank approach to exploring various types of love. By being so honest about her own experiences, the reader can really put themselves in her shoes. I bought this book after reading about the author's experiences in a major newspaper article. The book really is about her story as an anecdote to what 'obsessive love' can feel like. Many people I think have experienced this type of love or been at the receiving end. This is a book about emotions, circumstances and learning to deal with unrequited love from either side of the equation. I don't think you have to have experienced love in the way the author has, but it's certainly a book that affirms choosing the type of love that works best for the individual.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting , if a little self indulgent 23 Jun 2002
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The author seems to be looking back on a painful event in her life in a way that makes her feel better about herself.
This is all well and good, and maybe not all stalkers and obsessive lovers are hideous certifiable nutcases who rake through other people's dustbins. But to say that they are such fabulous shining examples of humanity is a generalisation that is unhelpful at best, and dangerous at worst.
However, the case studies are interesting and well researched. And using her own story to pull the book together works very well, as well as providing hope for people like myself, who felt that there couldn't be life after obsessive love.
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