The Radio Made Me Do It
Songwriter Paul Williams — who is a doll, by the way — once apologized to a roomful of strangers for “having been the troubadour of toxic codependency for a decade.” His titles alone are enough to drive a love addict to suicide (“I Won’t Last a Day without You”) or homicide (“It’s You and Me Against the World.”) But we can’t heap all the blame on dear, sweet Paul. Etta James would rather...
Party at Ground Zero
A friend and colleague of mine is what we addict types call a “normie,” or “civilian,” She doesn’t have an obsessive-compulsive bone in her body — or, if she does, she manages to keep it well hidden. There’s a lot of that going around. Anyway, she doesn’t know if she should feel sorry for addicts and alcoholics, or if she should be jealous. Drugs and alcohol (or gambling, or...
Men Are Dogs. Thank God.
My ex-husband — the Texan ex, not the Brit — used to joke that the only difference between men and dogs is that dogs turn around three times before they lie down. I say there’s also a similarity in their common philosophy of “If you can’t eat it and you can’t hump it… piss on it.” But don’t get me wrong. I love dogs and men for their very...
Since I began this blog, people have been sending me virtual newspaper clippings with a note to the effect of, “Is this love addiction?” By the time it makes the news, of course, it’s generally love addiction with elephantiasis. My favorite from last year (which tells you something about my sense of gallows humor) was the case of the Bakersfield doctor sniffed out — literally — in...
Dr. Rob Weiss on Love Addiction →
In case you need a more professional, more therapeutic, less snarky… okay, pretty boring perspective on love addiction….
Piece I wrote for the UK's Glamour Underground →
Being a little bit famous is like going through life with spinach stuck between your teeth. Actor/writer Taylor Negron said that to me when I was on the air at E! Entertainment Television and he was co-starring in an ABC Family Channel series. Maybe it was Disney. At any rate, both of us were on basic cable, which is Hollywood’s answer to the witness protection program. Not a lot of...