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You Are My Everything/Please Go Away: The Love Addiction/Love Avoidant Cycle

Charmaine Kemp, LMSW, ME.d., CSAT, Ph.D. (c)
1 Hour 30 Minutes
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This training will explore relational patterns in adult intimate relationships. We will identify the differences between love addiction and love avoidance, and how the impact of family of origin trauma manifests in adult intimate relationships. We will explore both, love addiction and love avoidant cycles and how they are attracted to one another. Treatment of love addiction and love avoidance will be discussed.



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Meadows Behavioral Health

Charmaine D. Kemp, LMSW, M.Ed., CSAT, PhD(c), has extensive experience in the field of behavioral health in inpatient and outpatient settings specializing in trauma, relational issues, and chemical and process addictions. She worked as a primary therapist at Gentle Path at The Meadows prior to transferring to the Rio Retreat Center. At Rio Retreat, she facilitates multiple workshops including Healing Intimate Treason, Social Work and Human Sexuality. She is also pursuing a doctoral degree in the field of Human Sexuality. In her current role as workshop facilitator, she is able to combine her passion for teaching with clinical therapy.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Charmaine Kemp has an employment relationship with the Rio Retreat Center.
Non-financial: Charmaine Kemp has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.



  1. Participants will develop an understanding of the love addiction/love avoidant setup from family of origin trauma.
  2. Participants will identify at least three elements of the love addiction/love avoidant cycle.
  3. Participants will gain an understanding of “The Dance” between the love addict and love avoidant.
  4. Participants will identify the two fears of love addicts and two fears of love avoidants and how they manifest in the relationship.



  • Overview of Love Addiction/Love Avoidance
  • Codependence and Love Addiction
  • Attachment Styles
  • Family of Origin
    • Abandonment/Neglect
    • Enmeshment/Engulfment
  • Fears of Love Addict/Love Avoidant
  • How the Cycle Manifests
  • Treatment
    • Love Addiction
    • Love Avoidance


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