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In Robin Norwood's "Women Who Love Too Much," she delves into the complex patterns of codependent relationships, particularly focusing on women who struggle with unhealthy attachments. 

Here are some key lessons we can glean from the book:

1. Recognizing the "Love Addiction" Pattern: The book defines "women who love too much" as those who prioritize romantic relationships to the detriment of their own well-being and identity. Norwood identifies key characteristics like self-abandonment, low self-esteem, and a constant need for validation from a partner.

2. The Cycle of "Giving" and "Rescuing": The book explores the unhealthy cycle of codependency, where one partner constantly gives and sacrifices, while the other becomes increasingly dependent and passive. This dynamic leads to resentment, frustration, and ultimately, a dysfunctional relationship.

3. Breaking Free from the "Approval Trap": Norwood emphasizes the importance of self-acceptance and inner validation. Instead of seeking approval from a partner, women who love too much need to learn to value themselves and build healthy boundaries in their relationships.

4. Reparenting the Inner Child: The book identifies the link between childhood experiences and codependent patterns. Childhood neglect or abuse can leave individuals seeking validation and love in dysfunctional ways. Norwood encourages readers to heal their inner child and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

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