Since the dawn of civilization, men and women have been magnetically and irresistibly drawn together into romantic relationships, not so much by what they see, feel and think, but more by invisible forces. When individuals with healthy emotional backgrounds meet, the irresistible love force creates a sustainable, reciprocal and stable relationship. Codependents and emotional manipulators are similarly enveloped in a seductive dreamlike state; however, it will later unfold into a painful seesaw of love, pain, hope and disappointment. The soul mate of the codependent's dreams will become the emotional manipulator of their nightmares. Listeners of the Human Magnet Syndrome will better understand why they, despite their dreams for true love, find themselves hopelessly and painfully in love with partners who hurt them. This audiobook will guide and inspire both the layman and the professional.
©2013 CMI Education Institute (P)2013 Ross Rosenberg
poor narrator not recommended for those early in recovery post discard when narc with someone else the detail only upsets you maybe further down the line in your recovery
Yes, because it explained things which we really don't stop and dig deep to understand it.
Explanation why certain connections happen
I wish the author would have shared more examples on how to overcome the unhealthy self.
"Really helped me understand codependency"
I'm not sure - haven't read it in print but I do feel I would've had a harder time feeling as engaged had I read the print version
I remember realizing that the selfish nature of the alcoholic I was involved with was described to a T, meaning that it wasn't just me being critical of them or imagining how badly I was treated which helped me feel that the end of the relationship was truly for the best
A couple of lines made me cry when I realized the person I had invested so heavily in was and never will be capable of returning my affections and that I was giving WAY more than was deserved
I think this is really helpful resource for anyone struggling with codependency (both platonic and romantic) and needing some logic as a guide. I think breaking it down into psychological contexts can help define and give structure to what otherwise feels like the losing side of emotional warfare.
"A MUST listen!"
One of the best out there! It's a scary realization but this book was very helpful and informative. Highly recommended.
"Everyone should listen to this book!"
I recommend everyone listen to this book. It not only explains personality traits and why one is attracted to another but also explains the generation before and then the effect a personality trait has on their own children. I understood a lot of what I was doing to my own children, thinking I was being a good mom, but enabling them to become either narcissistic or codependent. It was a life changer. I'm listening to it a third time and each time I learn more and more about my actions and how it may effect my children. Please read!
Surprisingly complete and insightful, the best cover on the survivors needed endeavor to change inside, after not only getting rid of abusers, but indeed, of the abused inside of us. Attract love. Self love and be brave. Thank you Ross!
"Good content, but writing needs work"
I really liked the concepts in this book, but I found some parts tedious. The author has a tendency to over explain himself and the process he's using to describe and define behaviors.
While it's described as being for professionals and clients, it's definitely much more geared for therapists.
If you're looking for an understanding of how and why someone (or you) gets hooked on people who hurt you in the same ways, you'll get that here. What you won't get is direction on what to do about it.
I used to have problems with narcissists... no more! Read this book and you'll know much of what you need. For more knowledge turn to 2 timothy 3 in the bible.
"one of the best"
loved the author analysis and explanations, I highly recommend this book for people who struggle in relationships due to narcs parents abuse.
"hated this book with a passion."
author characterises Codependents as weak, submissive and helpless while promoting his disproven theory.
damaging read, he quoted a lot of outdated data.
This book is informative and really helped me understand the magnetic pull between opposites attract.
too much boring research not enough examples. I wish the author would have shared helpful solutions rather than just research.
"I am so happy I have found this book in audio!"
I never knew how nurturing and healing knowledge can be. I have firstly watched Ross Rosenberg videos on youtube when I discovered my suffering and toxic relationships were attached to codependency... so i am in this healing path... breaking FREE soul journey! HIGHLY and DEARLY recommend this book. It is clearly written from someone who truly cares... and when we are hurting we need this!
Excellent book. Provides clear definitions and examples to understand the messages.
Also very helpful to understand people and relationships between them.
I highly recommend this book.
Very insightful and helped me a lot. Found it a bit repetitive at times and the voice, at some instances emotionless and monotone. But this has helped me a lot.
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