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 help. 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.
With 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.