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Addicted To Cold Water by Jill Peck Voan is not an easy read but it is a necessary read. There are many forms of addiction. When we hear the word addiction we think of drugs, medications, alcohol, gambling, sex, and food. But there are many other forms of addiction. Addicted To Cold water introduces readers to other forms of addiction and helps the reader to understand the addiction. Addiction affects you, your family, work and every part of your life.
Jill shares the story of her life and her addiction. Early in life she realized she had a problem. She would get hot and swimming was the only thing that brought relief. She had problems eating and her food had to be at certain temperatures. Swimming at the lake and pools and shower were her only relief. The water had to be cold. The house had to be kept at a constant temperature. She had rituals that she HAD to keep 365 days a year.
Paul offered her unconditional love. He took care of her, loved her despite her demands, and met her needs. Eventually she learned to cope. Change was difficult for her.
There are a few editing errors and at times the words run together. However, this is a story that had to be told. It is difficult to understand the addictions that some people face. We need to know, attempt to understand and offer assistance.