Women Who Love Too Much

Women Who Love Too Much is a self-help book by licensed marriage and family therapist Robin Norwood published in 1985.

The book, which was a number one seller on the New York Times Best Seller list's "advice and miscellaneous" category in 1987,[1] is credited with "spawn[ing] a cottage industry in the therapy community."[2] Its premise, that women who get "mired in obsessive relationships"[3] are to help themselves, was criticized by some feminist scholars.[4]

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  1. ^ "Best Sellers From 1987's Book Crop"(retrieved 14 October 2009)
  2. ^ Melinkoff, Ellen (1986-12-15). "Helping Women Who Love Too Much". Los Angeles Times. SD_C14.CS1 maint: location (link)
  3. ^ Kavesh, Laura (1985-07-23). "Women who 'love too much' are often loved the least". Chicago Tribune. A7. Retrieved 2009-10-14.CS1 maint: location (link)
  4. ^ Schrager, Cynthia D. (1993). "Questioning the Promise of Self-Help: A Reading of "Women Who Love Too Much"". Feminist Studies. 19 (1): 177–92. JSTOR 3178359.