Episode 19 - The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us, Emotional Manipulators, Codependents and Dysfunctional Relationships

Why are patient, giving and selfless people inexorably attracted to selfish, controlling and narcissistic partners? Why does this pattern of attraction seem to repeat itself again and again? And why is it that these pairings often stand the test of time and develop into long-term, albeit dysfunctional and hurtful relationships? A new book, “The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us,” helps break down and de-mystify the forces at work that cause people to consistently attract partners who hurt and mistreat. Tune in to learn directly from author and experienced clinician Ross Rosenberg about how 'givers' and 'takers' are pulled together - and how you can break the cycle to enjoy a satisfying, life-long relationship with the romantic partner of your dreams.

Ross Rosenberg is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a certified alcohol and drug counselor. Rosenberg provides consultation and treatment in the fields of codependency and trauma, sex addiction and Internet addiction, and adolescents. He is a national seminar speaker and consultant on issues spanning sex, love and Internet addictions, codependency, narcissism and borderline personality disorders. Since August 2011, Rosenberg has offered the seminar “Emotional Manipulators & Codependents: Understanding the Attraction.” He is the author of "The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us," published in April 2013 by Premier Publishing and Media. You can get a copy of his book at www.HumanMagnetSyndrome.com. To learn more about Ross and his practice, please go to www.RossRosenbergTherapy.com.

Originally aired March 26, 2013 on VoiceAmerica Radio.