In today's mail, Sue Klaus, assistant to the editor, found "The Essential Guide to Overcoming Obsessive Love," written by Pottstown author Eileen Bailey and Monique Belton of Huntington, N.Y. (Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group USA Inc., June 2011, paperback, 320 pages, $16.95). I will mail it off to a reader who emails me with his/her mailing address at email@example.com.
Bailey (pictured at right), who has written about mental health issues for 15 years, is a freelance writer and author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adult ADHD." She is lead writer for ADHDCentral.com and AnxietyConnection.com. "The Essential Guide to Overcoming Obsessive Love" was a personal project for Bailey, who, according to information released by her publisher, dealt with obsessive love syndrome in a previous marriage. Learn more about Bailey on her website.
Belton (pictured below), a licensed clinical psychologist, specializes in relationship counseling and coaching. She specifically works with clients coping with the emotional issues of obsessive love. To learn more, visit her website.
A description of the book from Alpha Books:
When does love become an obsession? What are the warning signs? What does it take to guard against it and prevent it from taking over one's life? A psychotherapist who specializes in this condition and a survivor of obsessive love team up to answer these questions and many others in the most current and important book on this phenomenon.
With advice drawn from real-life case studies and personal experience, the co-authors discuss:
• The difference between healthy love and obsessive love.
• The psychological and societal causes of obsessive love.
• Obsessive love from both the obsessor's and the obsessee's points of view.
• Proven techniques to avoid falling into the obsessive love cycle.
• Concrete steps to break the cycle
The book contains sections written for both sides of an obsessive relationship and is intended to help you understand what obsessive love and determine if you or your partner are obsessive.