Susan's Self-Help Articles

Most of Susan's recovery articles can now be found in one volume—Standing in the Light.

The Addictive Personality

Coping Mechanisms

Typical Kinds of Love Addicts
Susan created this list in 2004

The Rejection Wound


Processing Trauma

Self Esteem and Recovery

Impulse Control



The Love Addict's Quest

Recovery and the Art of Changing

Understanding the Addictive Personality

The Imago Concept

Dating with a Purpose

Trapped Between Life & Death

The Original Wound

The Primary Wound

The Pleasure Compulsion: Play It Again Sam

Transactional Analysis

The Children Within

Triangles: The Agony and Ecstasy

Are You a Love Addict?

12 Steps to Building Self-Esteem

Susan created this term in 2004 for Love Addicts Anonymous.
She now uses the term "The Ambivalent."

Typical Kinds of Love Addicts (in Italian)

The Torchbearer

Controlling Techniques

The Underlying Fear of Intimacy

15 Steps to Healing Yourself Before a Relationship

Seductive Withholders
Susan created this term in 1985.

Toxic Guilt

Image Management

The Ingredients of a Healthy Relationship

The Progression of a Healthy Relationship

Couples Compatibilty Test

Thinking vs. Feeling

No Contact Rules

The Anger Addict

History of Love Addiction

Emotional Incest

Flame of Desire: Understanding Love Addiction

Depression and Medication

Anxiety and Depression

Wounded Healers

Male Love Addicts

The Power of the Group

Alternative Steps


Letting Go of Resentment

Being Single: Is it a Fate Worse than Death?


Anger in Recovery

Surviving Domestic Violence

Preventing Relapse

Withdrawal From Love

Crimes of the Heart

Understanding Anger

Why is Change So Hard?

Appropriate Self Concern

Relationship Addicts

Wounded Healers

Getting it Right

How Therapy Works

The Imago
Harville Hendrix


Working the 12 Steps: Keeping it Simple

Alternative Steps

Is Love Addiction Different From Sex Addiction?

Where Kindness Leaves Off & Codpendency Begins

Caregiving versus Caretaking

Personality Disorders

My Newest Articles are on My Blog

Susan is now considered a pioneer in the field of love addiction. She began teaching about this in 1985. Her book came out in 1989. It is now in its third edition. She created the list of "Typical Kinds of Love Addiction," in 2004, and created the program Love Addicts Anonymous that same year. Today she still writes articles about the underlying issues of love addiction that lead to a longer remission.

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