• Obsessive Love

  • When Passion Holds You Prisoner
  • By: Dr. Susan Forward
  • Narrated by: Dr. Susan Forward
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 19-06-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.3 (4 ratings)


Millions of otherwise rational and mature men and women are driven to self defeating, out-of-control behavior by intense, unfulfilled desire. Millions of others - targets of their obsession - find their lives turned upside down by unwanted attention, harassment, and attempts at coercion. Acclaimed therapist Dr. Susan Forward offers crucial help to both obsessors and targets. Using vivid case histories, drawn largely from her two decades of practice, Dr. Forward outlines the stage of obsessive love - from romance to rejection, from pursuit to revenge.
In a compassionate exploration of the roots of obsessive love, targets are given practical strategies for assertive communication and self-protection. Obsessors learn proven techniques to reduce their torment and to bring self-destructive behavior under control, allowing for the development of new, healthy relationships.
©2002 Susan Forward (P)2009 Phoenix
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 25-04-17

makes the mess a lot clearer

eye opening. well worth a read. worth the money.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Karen A Brown on 06-11-11

Revealing and healing

This book completely opened my eyes for the first time to what I had been doing over and over in my life. I knew it was a pattern but could never figure out why I was doing it or how to stop. With the help of the words of advice plus the exercises that are given, I do believe there is so much hope that I will not only be able to stop my obsessive behavior with my relationships but I also have hope to someday be comfortable with a normal relationship for which I have never known. I believe working with my therapist and some of the other new and healthy concepts I have been practicing, there is great hope for a better tomorrow. I am grateful for the knowledge this book imparted on me and the narrator is also very convincing and speaks with clarity. I listen to this book a few times a week. Thanks for the great book. I give it 5 stars.

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5 out of 5 stars
By yumi on 01-02-18

fascinating topic , really eye opening

i was always fascinated about the topic of stalkers be either from movies, books or shows. i always wonder what happens in the mind of obsessive people on there take of love . Dr susan did a marvellous job in explaining the insite on how and why on 'obsessive love' ,not to mention she explains the behavior of obsessive people, but also the one who are being observed by them. all in all so glad i perchance this audible .definitely will re-hear this book more in the future.

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