Book Reviews of Addicted to Unhappiness : Free yourself from moods and behaviors that undermine relationships, work, and the life you want

Addicted to Unhappiness : Free yourself from moods and behaviors that undermine relationships, work, and the life you want
Addicted to Unhappiness Free yourself from moods and behaviors that undermine relationships work and the life you want
Author: Martha Pieper, William Pieper
ISBN-13: 9780071385497
ISBN-10: 0071385495
Publication Date: 8/23/2002
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Book Type: Hardcover
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The basic premise of the book is that as we grow up, we become familiar with feelings of unhappiness if we are raised with overly harsh, punitive treatment by the adults in our lives. Because we love our parents and caretakers, and because we experience many of these emotions before we are cognitively mature enough to evaluate such treatment, we accept that we deserve to feel unhappy when we don't meet others' expectations. When we do feel happy, it's unfamiliar to us, so we unconsciously sabotage our happiness in order to maintain our emotional equilibrium. This carries over into every other aspect of our lives, including personal relationships, career, and physical well-being. The Piepers, who are professional therapists, offer many practical suggestions to counteract these tendencies.
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I didn't post this book - I saw it go by on the Digest and I just had to leap in here and say it's EXCELLENT. Highly recommended.
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It was a great help to see my own patterns in relationships. It helped me understand my issues and put description to things that I experience.