Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for YourselfPaperback
- Publisher: Hazelden Information & Educational Services
- Format: Paperback | 208 pages
- Dimensions: 135mm x 211mm x 20mm | 272g
- Publication date: 1 August 2006
- Publication City/Country: Minneapolis
- ISBN 10: 0894864025
- ISBN 13: 9780894864025
- Edition: 25
- Edition statement: Anniversary
- Illustrations note: notes, bibliography
- Sales rank: 1,729
Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent-and you may find yourself in this book-"Codependent No More."The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, "Codependent No More" is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency-charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.Melody Beattie is the author of "Beyond Codependency," "The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself," "The Codependent No More Workbook" and "Playing It by Heart."
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By Sham Panchacharan 30 Jun 2011
It took me a long while to understand and appreciate what it meant to be a co-dependent. From a spunky vivacious bubbly strong personality with high self esteem I fell so far into the abyss I hardly had any self respect for myself when my ex partner walked out on me one evening without even informing me. I blamed myself for so long, until my counsellor and doctors advised me to read this book. Melodie writes so beautifully that she comes across as someone who is sympathetic but knows this issue deep enough to recommend the best boundaries one should have when in or out of a co-dependent relationship. I encourage those in a rescuer or parent role in a relationship to read this book...it was life changing for me and I am on a better healing path because of this book.
Thank you so much.
Table of contents
Part 1 Whats codependency and who's got it?: Jessica's story; other stories; codependency; codependent characteristics. Part 2 The basics of self-care: detachment; don't be blown about by every wind; set yourself free; remove the victim; undependence; live your own life; have a love affair with yourself; learn the art of acceptance; feel your own feelings; anger; yes, you can think; set your own goals; communication; work a twelve step program; pieces and bits; learning to live and love again.