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  • Dr. Lauren D. Costine

  • Dr. Lauren D. Costine

Dr. Lauren Costine, Psychologist, LGBTQ Activist, and author of Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things Go Wrong, shares her journey: “Once I had worked on my internalized LGBTQ phobias, I finally felt good enough about myself to be my authentic self. I stopped worrying about what anyone thought about my identity and who I loved and had sex with–especially my mother, who made it very clear she did not want me to be a lesbian. It was very hard on me for a long time because I did not want to disappoint her and I know her inability to love this part of me affected my ability to come out earlier in life. Unfortunately, she never accepted my lesbian identity but I finally moved past needing her approval and started living my life. And it’s amazing! I love my life. I love being different and don’t want to be like everyone else. Life was way harder when I was trying to be straight. Being an LGBTQ activist–trying to make the world a better place for LGBTQ folks–takes away any discomfort I may have being a sexual minority.”

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  • Dr. Lauren D. Costine

It’s Your Health Interview NPR Coming Soon.

Dr. Lauren Costine will be interviewed on It’s Your Health NPR this Thursday November 12th @ 8amPST. Please check back soon we will be posting the air date of this interview.

Dr Lauren Costine is debunking the myth that LGBTQ has won the battle against repression…

  • People in the LGBTQ community seek therapy in greater numbers than their heterosexual counterparts.

  • The LGBTQ population has more issues with chemical dependency, depression, and anxiety… Lesbians have higher rates of alcohol and drug dependence compared to women with male sex partners.

  • Love addiction books for heterosexuals have experienced great success. Books have brought much needed information and healing to gay men who suffer from sex addiction… But these books don’t help lesbians…

Followed by a discussion of Dr. Costine’s newly released book, what love addiction looks like, and ways to heal.

You will be able to listen to the interview on these stations!

IT’S YOUR HEALTH STATIONS: WERL AM 950 Freedom Talk in Eagle Rock, Wisconsin Every Monday-Friday from 11:00pm-12:00am CT and 10:00-11:00am CT on Saturdays

WATW AM 1400 Freedom Talk in Ashland, Wisconsin Every Monday-Friday from 11:00pm-12:00am CT

WPFP AM 980 Freedom Talk Park Falls, Wisconsin Every Monday-Friday from 11:00pm-12:00am CT

WFER AM 1230 Freedom Talk in Iron River Michigan, Every Monday-Friday from 11:00pm-12:00am CT

NPR affiliate KMBH, Public Radio 88 FM – Every Sunday at noon

KLPW ALL TALK 1220 AM in St. Louis, MI – Every Monday-Friday from 11:08-12:00pm CT You can listen on-line by going to

WUML, 91.5 FM Public Radio in Greater Boston Every Thursday from 9:30-10:30am ET You can listen on-line by going to

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