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The Human Magnet Syndrome

  • May 21, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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“The Human Magnet Syndrome,” by Therapist Ross Rosenberg, Describes the

Dysfunctional Pairings of Codependents and Emotional Manipulators,

and Introduces the Continuum of Self Theory

Since the first romantic kiss, men and women have been magnetically and irresistibly drawn into romantic relationships, not so much by what they see, feel and think, but more by an invisible and irresistible force.

When emotionally healthy people meet, the result is often a loving, reciprocal and stable relationship. However, when Emotional Manipulators and Codependents meet, they are enveloped in a magnetic and seductive “love force;” it begins like a fairy-tale, but later unfolds into a painful “seesaw” of love/pain and hope/disappointment. The soul mate of the Codependent’s dreams becomes the Emotional Manipulator of his/her nightmares.

A new book, “The Human Magnet Syndrome, Why We Love People Who Hurt Us,” is a useful resource for people who desire a satisfying, life-long relationship with the romantic partner of their dreams. It provides compelling explanations for why patient, giving and selfless individuals (Codependents) are inexorably attracted to selfish, controlling and narcissistic partners (Emotional Manipulators) -- and why these pairings develop into long-term, dysfunctional, hurtful relationships.

Books will be for sale following the talk, for anyone interesting in learning more.

Ross A. Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, is an expert in the field of dysfunctional relationships, codependency and sex, love and Internet addictions, for which he provides comprehensive psychotherapy, training and consultation services. He is the owner of Clinical Care Consultants, a counseling center in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Since 1988, Ross has been an administrator, professional trainer and psychotherapist.

Ross’s first book, "The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us.” draws on his 25 years of experience in the mental health, social service and/or child welfare fields. He also is a leading national seminar speaker and expert psychotherapist. By the end of 2013, Ross will have presented his current seminar, “Emotional Manipulators & Codependents: Understanding the Attraction” in 27 states.   Ross is currently writing his follow up book which will focus on helping codependents who are in a relationship with emotional manipulators. 

Ross’s psychotherapy services enable his clients to achieve balance, inner peace and feelings of personal efficacy. He believes that, “within a warm and respectful therapeutic relationship lies the power to overcome seemingly overwhelming obstacles.”

Fee: We usually have no mandatory fee, however love donations at your discretion are gratefully accepted to support the group including our hosting church and other local charities.

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  • orisha k.

    Interesting information. It is helpful to understand how one's past family history affects one's current relationships. It reminds me of a book I read many years ago - Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller. Same idea, different words.

    May 25, 2014

  • Nancy M

    I wont be able to attend tonight.

    May 21, 2014

  • Marco S.

    Sorry I can't make it

    May 21, 2014

  • Anitra

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    2 · May 20, 2014

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