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

March 26, 2013
Hosted by Mary Waldon, LCSW

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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 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.

The Mary Waldon Show: Raising and Empowering Young Women, Mind, Body, and Spirit

The Mary Waldon Show: Raising and Empowering Young Women, Mind, Body, and Spirit

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The Mary Waldon Show is aimed at enriching North America's mental health conversation. Specifically, our show targets the interests and needs of young women, their parents, and a rapidly changing culture. How can our highly pressurized, social media-intense society raise strong, self-aware, self-empowered young women? How do we address the increase in depression, self-harm, eating disorders, and the accompanying decline in self-worth among our daughters? Our guests will include mental health professionals, authors, artists, academics, and successful women with a story to share. Join Mary Waldon, LCSW for an hour dedicated to helping young women discover who they are and all that they are capable of becoming.

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Mary Waldon, LCSW

Mary Waldon, LCSW

Mary Waldon, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in change-oriented psychotherapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for teenagers, young adults, and their families. She works extensively with mother/daughter relationships, helping women and their daughters improve communication and strengthen their connection during the challenging teen years. She helps teens move past self-harm behaviors including cutting and damaging eating behaviors. Mary also helps girls and young women develop a strong sense of self, personal empowerment, and lasting behavioral changes. She sees patients privately, leads skills groups, and develops staff trainings for social service agencies, middle schools, and high schools on the North Shore of Chicago.

Mary earned a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and is a graduate of the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and the clinical social work internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Stone Institute of Psychiatry and the Outpatient Treatment Center.

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April 2013

March 2013

  • 3/26/2013: The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us, Emotional Manipulators, Codependents and Dysfunctional Relationships Listen Now
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