Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
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.
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, and Playing It by Heart.
A piooneering voice in self-help literature, Melody Beattie has endeared herself to readers who long for healthier relatinships. She has written a host of best-selling books, including Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, 52 Weeks of Conscious Contract, and The Grief Club.
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.