The Human Magnet Syndrome

The Codependent Narcissist Trap

The human Magnet Syndrome book cover
The human Magnet Syndrome book cover

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About the Book

The Human Magnet Syndrome completely rewrites what we know and understand about codependency and narcissism. This break-through book has sold over 120,000 copies and is published in 9 languages. It is a codependency staple for both mental health professionals and the clients they help. Its success is the driving force behind his YouTube channel’s success, which has accumulated over 16 million views and 170,000 subscribers.

The Human Magnet Syndrome: The Codependent Trap is a complete rewrite of Rosenberg’s 2013 version. It includes over 125 pages of new material. The book explains why people are magnetically and irresistibly drawn together, not so much by what they see, feel and think, but more by invisible unconscious relationship force. It explains relational “chemistry” and why its irresistibly alluring and seductive “love force” is impossible to avoid. Codependents and pathological narcissists simply cannot avoid HMS’s inevitable dysfunctional opposite match-up. What starts off as the codependent’s dream “soul mate” almost always transforms into their nightmare “cellmate.”

The Human Magnet Syndrome Book Cover
The Human Magnet Syndrome Book Cover
The Human Magnet Syndrome Book Cover

Book Excerpt





Wendy T Behary

Author & Expert on Narcissism

"...this will treat the reader to an invaluable body of knowledge and experience … with a treasure trove of useful tools and tips. Ross generously contributes a well-crafted and relevant resource for healing…demonstrating a means for transforming painful lifelong patterns into meaningfully healthy ones."


Harville Hendrix

Author & National Couples Counseling Expert

"Why and how people select partners is a...mystery...Rosenberg opens the dark side of romantic attraction to the light of analysis and offers the tragic narcissist/codependent lovers a well-lighted path to understanding and healthy relating."


Jonice Webb, PhD

Author and Psychology Today blogger

"Ross not only identifies and names the HMS, he also describes it in a personal, colorful, engaging way, sharing much of his own personal story to bring it to life. [his first book] has been in the waiting room of my psychotherapy practice for years. I can’t wait to offer the new edition … as a resource for understanding and healing."


Lisa A Romano

Author, Certified Life Coach and YouTube Sensation

"Ross...understands the codependent and narcissistic dynamic. His latest work is even more concise, informative, and comprehensive. If you are struggling with codependency...this book will be of great value to you. If you are a mental health professional...this book will serve as a great resource."