“Relationship addiction is not about love; it is a desperate search to attach, to belong, and to be connected. It comes from a crippling fear of being alone and abandoned, of not belonging.” – Love Smacked book, Sherry Gaba
Join me in this session with Sherry Gaba, Psychotherapist and coach (with a Masters in Social Work), to understand what is love addiction/relationship addiction and codependency. Sherry not only professionally helps others in healing from these challenges but she has personally walked this healing journey in her own life.
Together we cover:
- What is love addiction?
- What are signs and symptoms?
- What is codependency?
- What does trauma have to do with codependency and/or love addiction?
- What is anxious attachment and secure attachment?
- How common is it for a love addict to fall into toxic relationships?
- For someone recognizing the signs of love addiction, what can they do to turn things around?
“Addiction is really a disconnection from Self.” – Sherry Gaba
Relationship Addiction Free Resources to Support You
Receive Sherry's free eBook, “Filling Your Empty Heart” and access her free “Are You a Love Addict” quiz with the link below:
Learn More with Sherry
- The WAKE UP RECOVERY program: $1 trial to join
- Love Smacked book
- Instagram – Codependency Curious
About Sherry Gaba
Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and life coach who helps people cope with codependency, love addiction, toxic relationships, and mental health issues. Sherry is a single mother and once her daughter was old enough, Sherry returned to school to receive her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California.
As a leading expert on addiction and recovery, Sherry’s TV appearances include: Vh1’s Celebrity Rehab, CNN, Inside Edition, the Robert Irvine Show and Access Live, E! News, among others. She has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Women’s World, the LA Times, Thrive Global, the New York Post, Marriage.com Psychology Today, Zoosk and other leading publications. She has also been a guest on many SiriusXM radio shows and now hosts her own podcast, The Love Fix.
Sherry is the author of Love Smacked, in which Sherry addresses relationship addiction and codependency, and is a contributing writer to the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times Tough People.
Sherry maintains a private practice and founder of Wake-Up Recovery an online group coaching program that applies the principals of positive psychology, law of attraction, and mindfulness for codependents, love addicts, and toxic