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Codependency, Love Addiction, and Toxic Relationships

My podcast guest is Sherry Gaba, an expert on love addiction, codependency, and toxic relationships. Listen to this important episode!

Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and life coach who specializes in trauma, codependency, love addiction, and toxic relationships. She’s the author of the best selling book, “Love Smacked: How to Stop the Cycle of Relationship Addiction and Codependency to Find Everlasting Love”. She’s the go-to expert on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Pinsky. Sherry is also the host of The Love Fix Podcast and a Social Media Influencer on IG with over 75,000 followers at @codependencycurious.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • What is love addiction?
  • What does trauma have to do with picking toxic relationships?
  • How do you know if you are in a toxic relationship?
  • Why do we get addicted to toxic relationships?
  • How do we overcome our addiction to toxic relationships?
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Why Unconditional Love Can Be Toxic

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Experts tell us we should have unconditional love in our romantic relationships. I believe that’s a really bad idea. Here’s why…

We’re told to aim for unconditional love and to accept our romantic partners as they are. In this video, I share why I think unconditional love can be toxic, and what we can aim for instead.

Unconditional love sounds beautiful. Many experts say it’s the ideal, the golden ticket to love someone unconditionally, and accept them with all their flaws. 

I do believe it’s important to choose a partner who has your must-haves and no deal breakers. Once you accept that this is the person you want to be with, accept them for who they are and don’t try to change them. But, there’s a big difference between that and unconditional love. 

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How AnneLena Found Love Online

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AnneLena, a widow, struggled with online dating until she took my course. A month later, she found love online. Listen to her story here.

Learn how AnneLena found love online. She was widowed seven years ago. When her husband tragically died from cancer, she had just turned fifty, had six teens at home, and she didn’t think would ever find love again. When she was ready to date again 18 months later, it was hard. Then came COVID in 2020, and things got harder.

AnneLena signed up for my course, How to Find Love Online During the Pandemic, and a month later, she found love online. Here’s their story.

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Signs You May Be Codependent

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Check out these signs of codependent behavior. If they sound like you, watch this video and learn how to begin to heal.

When you’re dating, do you tend to put your partner’s needs before your own? You may be behaving in codependent ways. Recognizing the signs of codependent behavior is the first step towards having healthier relationships.

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Finding the Gift in Heartbreak

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My podcast guest, Emily Pereira, helps women find the gift in heartbreak. If you’ve ever been heartbroken, listen to this episode!

Emily Pereira is an international retreat leader, bestselling author of The Quest, and women’s coach specializing in helping women call in epic love. She has reached over 5 million people worldwide, with speaking engagements at Wanderlust, Summit Outside, and Spotify. 

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • A shift in perspective that can help someone heal from a broken heart
  • The gift in heartbreak
  • What to do when a breakup includes infidelity
  • How to increase self-worth following a breakup
  • The keys to finding lasting love
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Ghosted? How to Get Closure

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If you’ve been ghosted, it’s painful. In this video, you’ll learn how to get closure when you didn’t get it from the person you’ve dated.

Have you ever been ghosted? Whether it’s after a few dates or a few months, ghosting is very painful, because the person you were dating abruptly cuts off all contact with you. 

Ghosting doesn’t leave you with any closure. In this video, you’ll learn how to get closure when the person you’re dating doesn’t allow for it. 

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