counselor by day and recovering codependent by night…This candid memoir
offers a rare insight into the messy, imperfect journey of healing
oneself to find true love.
For their seventh wedding
anniversary, Hayley Kaplan bought her husband a customized back
scratcher as a joke. The inscription read, “For that seven-year itch.”
Except she was the one who began an unexpected and torturous affair
later that year.
Torn between a marriage to a good
man and someone whom she considered to be her “soul mate,” her strong
attachment to two very different men led Kaplan to seek professional
In the therapist’s office, she came to the
startling realization that she was trying to fill an emotional void that
seemingly had no bottom. It was only by looking inward for love that
she could truly find her happily ever after.
deep honesty and sensitivity, Kaplan examines love addiction and
codependency from an insider’s perspective. Her memoir is aimed at
helping others navigate their own path of healing and recovery to
develop self-love and self-assurance.
Kaplan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who draws on her unique
personal and professional wisdom in her work with individuals, couples,