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

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I have been aware of the term 'Codependent' for a long time, but it only recently popped up on my personal radar as something to look into and understand better. We start by taking responsibility for our lives – not just the day-to-day problems, but also all our spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. Lastly, when the problem gets worse and worse, the codependent becomes angry, bitter and dejected as a result of their failed attempts to gain some level of control over a situation that was already impossibly difficult to deal with. I've really loved that because, unlike a book, which I read and then put aside, the app brings up one small idea for me every day.

A few weeks later I was looking at audiobooks in the local library and spotted this title, so immediately chose it. The truth was I didn't UNDERSTAND the meaning of the word codependent, or the behaviors of someone with codependency, and certainly not the birth of these behaviors. A pioneering voice in self-help literature and the recovery movement, Melody Beattie is the author of many bestselling books—including The Language of Letting Go, Playing It by Heart, The Grief Club, Beyond Codependency, and The Codependent No More Workbook . This inspirational book gives the reader an inside look at the miraculous phenomenon that occurs after loss -- the being welcomed into a new 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.Her international bestselling book, Codependent No More, introduced the world to the term “codependency” in 1986. Beattie began drinking at age 12, was a full-blown alcoholic by age 13, and a junkie by 18, even as she graduated from high school with honors. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. After reading other reviews on here talking about how she puts therapy down I know this book is definitely not for me.

Durante o período de teste, é possível usufruir de todos os benefícios da assinatura de maneira gratuita.It’s a one-day-at-a-time process that can be quite exciting – when we take steps toward recovery, we feel an instant burst of freedom. Beattie, at one point, claims she is not promoting the 12 Steps approach and defends her promotion (coz I say she is promoting it) by saying something like -'it is just my opinion'.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.Though I may not struggle with an abusive alcoholic, I still struggle with the internal doubts and feelings of self worthlessness. I was already in love with Hildegard von Bingen, and rather fond of St Claire and St Francis (I spent some time visiting a rural nunnery built alongside a monastery dedicated to these two).

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