Love Addicts Anonymous


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40 Questions: Are You a Love Addict?

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Statement of Purpose

LAA for Parents

How To Start Your Own Meeting!

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Male Codependents & Love Addicts

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Working the 12 Steps of Recovery

Recovery for Love Addicts

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Typical Kinds of Love Addicts

Ambivalent Love Addicts

Dating in Recovery

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12-Traditions Explained

12 Steps to Building Self-Esteem



Stories of Recovery

Celebration of Discipline
12-Steps to a Stronger Spiritual Life

Prayers & Excerpts

LAA International Committe
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7th Tradition

Welcome Statement!

Love addiction comes in many forms. Some love addicts carry a torch for unavailable people. Some love addicts obsess when they fall in love. Some love addicts get addicted to the euphoric effects of romance. Others cannot let go of a toxic relationship even if they are unhappy, depressed, lonely, neglected or in danger. Some love addicts are codependent and others are narcissistic. Some love addicts use sex to manage feelings; others are sexually ambivalent. What we all have in common is that we are powerless over our distorted thoughts, feelings and behavior when it comes to love, fantasies and relationships. Still, there is hope. Through self-honesty, open-mindedness, willingness, and the 12-steps of LAA, we can recover. We can do together what we cannot do alone.We can grow and change in the sunlight of the spirit. Welcome to LAA. Welcome home!

Definition of Recovery

In LAA, recovery is a state in which you are able to love yourself as much as you love others. You are guided by a power greater than yourself who knows what is best for you. You are growing and changing. Love is a want not a need. Romantic love enhances your life but does not determine your self-worth.

Most of the time you are serene and think clearly when it comes to relationships. Your behavior is sane and marked by emotional sobriety. You do not "love" too much. You do not "do" too much for others You do not chase after unavailable people. You do not put up with ambivalent people like narcissists or seductive withholders. You have researched healthy relationships so you know what your goals are. You stay close to people who are also in recovery in order to avoid relapse. You never take recovery for granted or become complacent.

Love addiction is "cunning, baffling, and powerful." It lies in wait for us when we let our guard down. Above all else, you put your well being ahead of your romantic attachments. You understand that romantic love is not enough to sustain you. It is like a flower without roots. You need love and compatibility with someone who can reciprocate. Finally, you put an end to all triangles. Monogamy and recovery are synonymous.



12-Steps & 12-Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous

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