Sherry Gaba, LCSW is one of the world’s leading
experts on this subject. Author of the bestselling book Love
Smacked, you’ve seen her featured on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab, CNN,
Inside Edition, Access Live, E! News, and in Cosmopolitan, Women’s
World, the Los Angeles Times, Thrive Global, the New York Post and
Psychology Today. A licensed psychotherapist, life coach and
founder of Wakeup Recovery, Sherry marries her vast knowledge of
the addiction recovery process with her expertise in relationship
coaching and counseling.
But she has a very personal reason for specializing
in this area. She WAS a romance and love addict for most of the
first 40 years of her life! Married four times, she was driven by
the need for reassurance, comfort, safety, validation and financial
support that she perceived a relationship offered. Her compulsion
stemmed from being a premature baby placed in an incubator for
weeks after birth. Without that initial bonding and supporting
parenting, she suffered the abandonment that drives most people who
are love addicted. Sherry’s husbands included the abuser, the
neglector and the alcoholic.
Listen to learn about her story and her tips of
breaking the cycle!