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Do you, or does someone you love, take comfort in misery?
If achievement creates anxiety, if intimacy leads to fear, or if happiness produces uneasiness, you might be unwittingly making choices that keep you miserable. You might, in fact, be addicted to misery.
Feeling too good for too long-or even good at all-can be a frightening situation for those who believe that every joy must be equalized by a setback explains groundbreaking author and psychotherapist Anne Katherine. In this first-of-its-kind, fascinating, and prescriptive book, Katherine describes how many people guard against disappointment, fear, or shame by not allowing themselves to fully experience intimacy, success, or pleasure.
Offering exercises, personal stories, and gentle wisdom, Katherine empowers readers to climb out of their carefully calibrated misery and find new comfort in contentment.
Anne Katherine, M.A., is a psychotherapist, licensed mental health counselor, and popular author who is known for her pioneering work in developing effective programs for recovery from food addiction and discovery of life purpose. She is the author of the best-selling book, Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin. Katherine lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Misery Addicts and Self-Sabotagers Anonymous (MAASSA) has no ties to any book sellers. Please search for new and used books online.
You listen at meetings, and when someone’s experience or integrity appeals to you, you simply ask them if they will sponsor you.
You may be thinking, Why would someone do this for me? It’s asking too much. Or, I don’t want to embarrass someone who might want to turn me down. Or, What if they say no? I’ll be mortified.
First, it’s not asking too much. In fact, it’s asking just the right amount because it’s a central part of working your recovery program.
Second, you don’t have to worry about embarrassing someone else or putting pressure on them by asking for their help. People with recovery experience know how to take care of themselves. In fact, by being your sponsor, someone is taking care of themselves. They know that by helping you with your program, their own recovery will be strengthened.
Simply put in a request by Email using the Contact page of the website.
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Sunday September 26th, 9pm ET
Finding Your Spirituality - How to "Fire" Your God and Find One That Better Suits You
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