New Book "Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things Go Wrong" offers hope to women having difficulty in same-sex a relationship, Rowman & Littlefield reports
Los Angeles, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/05/2015 -- Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things Go Wrong, written by Dr. Lauren Costine, sheds light on the reasons why so many lesbian relationships fail, and gives hope to women who are having difficulty in a same-sex partnership or marriage. Lesbian Love Addiction offers insight for lesbians, bisexual women in relationships with women, and more specifically, any woman who loves women, as well as their family and friends, and healthcare professionals, into the psychology of lesbian love addiction. Countless books have been written to guide heterosexual love addicts; a handful have been geared towards gay men, but none have directly addressed the issues faced by women who love women. Dr. Costine will give lesbians who struggle with and suffer from love addiction ways to understand, cope and heal.
"With excellent research, Costine offers sound theory and practice for lesbians suffering from addictive love and sex," said Kelly McDaniel, LPC, NCC, Author of Ready to Heal: Breaking Free of Addictive Relationships, "This is a wonderful resource and a much needed addition to the emerging literary canon for women."
"This book fills a critical gap in the literature on sex and love addiction," said Samantha Smithstein, PsyD, licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, "Costine uses research and field knowledge to shine a light on a problem area that desperately needs to be addressed, and her examples make the reading easily accessible for all. It's a welcome resource for professionals, lesbian love addicts, and their loved ones."
Lesbian Love Addiction not only offers healing and guidance for those suffering from love addiction, but it will offer healthcare professionals working with lesbians new tools to use in order to do their work more effectively. Most importantly, Lesbian Love Addiction will help lesbians understand their relationship failures and how to heal from problems associated with them, so they may grow and cultivate happier, more fulfilling connections in the future.
About Dr. Lauren D. Costine
Lauren Costine, PhD, is an LA-based therapist specializing in therapy for lesbians. In addition to her therapeutic practice, Dr. Costine is an educator, activist, administrator, and author. She is currently the Chief Clinician and Founder of The LGBT-Affirmative Track at BLVD Treatment Centers - an intensive outpatient treatment center in Hollywood.
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