The focus of this site is to foster an understanding of love and
love addiction. It is intended to help you identify the characteristics
of healthy love and addictive love and free you to live life more
abundantly. As you will learn, real love is not addiction, nor
is addiction love. Yet, these two experiences can come together
and result in tremendous pain and suffering. My hope is that you
will find at least one piece of information here that impacts
your love life in a meaningful way. This site is not intended
to cure specific problems. However, with increased awareness,
we can begin to solve relationship problems with more compassion
and with lasting effect. My hope is that this site gives you a
few more pieces to life's puzzle. Let me know if and how it helps
Is it LOVE or is it Addiction?
The completely updated and expanded edition of the best-selling book that changed the way we think about romance and intimacy! Includes new information on the biology of addiction, impact of technology on relationships, and new chapters on sex and romance addiction.
"Brenda Schaeffer is one of those gifted recovery writers whose works someday will be regarded as classic." Patrick J. Carnes
"Her recommendations for healthy belonging are right on. An enthusiastic thumbs up!" Jennifer Schneider, M.D.
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LOVE or Addiction The Power & Peril of Teen Sex
Everything you need to know about teen relationships.
Guided Meditations by Dr. Schaeffer with serene music from SoulFood.
Women's Spirituality Retreat
5/20 - 5/22/16 A nurturing retreat for women. Regsiter by 4/22 and receive a 10% discount. For more info & to register
Personal Growth Retreat
9/16 - 9/18/2016 Nurture mind, body & spirit during this 4 day retreal, Spooner, WI. For more info & to register
Love's Way Podcast
Dr. Schaeffer was interviewed and read from "Love's Way" on the Potential and Possibility podcast. To listen, click here.
Love Addiction Training
This 6 part course starts weekend of November 13-15, 2015 and is for professionals and paraprofessionals who want to enhance skills for working with couples, groups and teens. For more info & to register