Addicted to Unhappiness

  • by Martha Heineman Pieper, William J. Pieper
  • Narrated by Tracy G. Hall
  • 7 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Drawing upon their years of counseling and clinical research, the best-selling author team of Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D. and William J. Pieper, MD offers a uniquely satisfying approach to overcoming self-defeating behavior.
They show how unrecognized needs for unhappiness are created when parenting styles based on discipline, permissiveness, neglect and/oror excessive expectations condition children to equate unhappiness with love. These learned needs for unhappiness persist into adulthood and lead to maladaptive behaviors including eating disorders, compulsive gambling, disastrous romantic choices, substance abuse, problems at work, work-life balance issues, and more. Addicted to Unhappiness supplies readers with powerful tools, including self-assessments, checklists, diaries, and exercises, to overcome their needs for unhappiness.
Readers will also learn how to navigate inevitable moments of backsliding without becoming discouraged.
This book is an invaluable guide for all those wishing to improve the quality of their lives.

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Good listening

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This book gives insight into important topics.


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It gave me some needed answers.


Have you listened to any of Tracy G. Hall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not, but I am very impressed. Very expressive. Exquisitely done.


Did Addicted to Unhappiness inspire you to do anything?

Think deeply and reflect on my life.


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- Kathleen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-07-2012
  • Publisher: Smart Love Press