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Codependent No More : How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

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In the June 29th issue of Newsweek magazine Dr. Drew Pinsky named Melody Beattie's Codependent No More one of the four essential self-help books available today, calling it the "grandaddy of addiction tomes." 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 136 x 210 x 20mm | 379.99g
  • Hazelden Information & Educational Services
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • Anniversary
  • notes, bibliography
  • 0894864025
  • 9780894864025
  • 3,702

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In "Newsweek" magazine, Dr. Drew Pinsky named Melody Beattie's "Codependent No More" one of the four essential self-help books available today, calling it the "grandaddy of addiction tomes." "Melody Beattie is an American phenomenon....She understands being overboard, which helps her throw best-selling lifelines to those still adrift."--TIMEshow more

About Melody Beattie

In addiction and recovery circles, Melody Beattie is a household name. She is the best-selling author of numerous books, including Codependent No More, Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, More Language of Letting Go, and 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact. Her first book, Codependent No More, was published by Hazelden in 1986. Melody's compassionate and insightful look into codependency--the concept of losing oneself in the name of helping another--struck a universal chord among families struggling with a loved one's addiction. Twenty years later, the concepts continue to ring true for millions worldwide, as the book has sold more than four million copies and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. Melody currently has 13 titles with Hazelden and several more with other publishers. One of Melodies more recent titles with Hazelden is, The Grief Club, which was published in 2006. This inspirational book gives the reader an inside look at the miraculous phenomenon that occurs after loss--the being welcomed into a new "club" of sorts, a circle of people who have lived through similar grief and pain, whether it be the loss of a child, a spouse, a career, or even one's youth. She writes, "There's a secret to getting through loss, pain, and grief. If we're alone we can't see who we are. When we join the club, other people become the mirror. Through them, we see ourselves and gain an understanding of what we're going through. Then slowly, real slowly, we learn to accept who we see in the mirror." In 2007, Hazelden published Melody's newest title, Gratitude, a beautifully illustrated collection of passages from Melody's earlier work that encourages readers to reconnect with what's truly important in life--the everyday blessings that are ever-present and ever-sustaining. For more information about Melody and her books, visit the author's Web site.show more

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.show more

Customer reviews

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.show more
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