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Escape from Intimacy: Untangling the ``Love'' Addictions: Sex, Romance, Relationships Paperback – 31 Aug 1990

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco; 1st Harper & Row Paperback Ed edition (31 Aug. 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062548735
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062548733
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 960,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"[Shaef's] levelheaded yet powerful analysis holds up a startling mirror in which many readers will see themselves." -- "Jordan Paul, PH.D., author of Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved by You?""A valuable contribution to our understanding of these complex addictions." -- "Jennifer Schneider, author of Back from Betrayal"


The problem of relationship addiction is examined in this book and the author applies the addiction of sex, love, romance and relationships to her broader addiction theory. She investigates "sexual anorexia", sexual violence, the role of shame and guilt, the role of self-esteem, the myth of the cosmic mate, relationships as a "fix" and how these beliefs translate into an avoidance of intimacy.

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