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Let me preface this recommendation by saying that it is one mellodg the worst edited and poorly arranged books I’ve ever read.

In this fresh new look at codependence, Pia traces the origins of the illness back to childhood, describing a whole range of emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical and sexual codependencf. In some groups like Al-Anon, for example, Codependency is labeled a disease or sickness in one who is often bound to any addict or abuser and has a certain pattern of behavior that accompanies that relationship.

Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. Still, it has begun to change my life -a positive and thus a functional change- so who am I to complain?

Find Rare Books Book Value. Just finished reading this. Sep 19, Stephanie Sutherlin rated it it was amazing. Recommended to Marni by: The books text appears to be clean. Showing how, because of these early experiences, codependent adults often lack the skills necessary to lead mature lives and have satisfying relationships.

Writing on the books facingg page. Your process of adaptation in to the disease. The point about 13th step of warning against getting into a relationship with a sponsor seemed really hypocritical and lost its weight cpdependence didn’t the author end up marrying her sponsor?


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Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody

I hadn’t wanted to read this book but it was recommended to me so I finally read through it. Nicely written by a professional in facinh field. Showing best matches Show all copies. I honestly think everyone should read it – and especially before a person has children but even if they already have. This really helped me to begin to see how I victimize myself and some aspects of myself that need attention.

She …more Yes she is although this year she retired from teaching her psychotherapy model to therapists. This book focused heavily on what codependence is and how it develops. Aug 08, Katie rated it really liked it Shelves: Keith Miller No preview available – My opinion aside, Step Programs help countless people, so there must be a lot of good in them.

Facing Codependence

If you’ve grown up in a family with a substance-addictive member alcohol, drugs, or other types of addictionsthis is a great read to help with understanding dysfunctional family dynamics, and help one get on the path to creating more functional relationships within their lives.

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This book covers topics about codenpendency, addiction to drugs the recovery process, how drugs affect your relationships, self help techniques, where to go for emotinal support.

Although, the definition of childhood abuse is so widely defined codependencs the claim that the whole world population has been abused as a child, would be true indeed! Jan 10, Bread Crumbs rated it really liked it Shelves: Your childhood trauma issues with major caregivers. I decided to try to understand this codependent label so that maybe I could have some compassion, as well as some relationship tools.


I am reading her book on codependence and would like to know if she is still with us? Jun 20, Rachel Riot rated it liked it. This is no better than remission rates among people not attending a 12 step program.

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Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives by Pia Mellody

Your adult disease state using the 12 steps as codependenxe model. I even know someone who was raised in an abusive household and worked hard at learning adaptive behaviors and today is a successful person who has a stable job and raised a functional family.

Buy it, read it, heal. Very Good Condition Edition: Oct 25, Shawn Brace rated it it was amazing.

Based on the title of the book, Pia Mellody accomplishes her goal: Even when we found ourselves checking every box, her soothing words welcomed us and let us take up our space.

Making Sense of Cultural Studies: This is such an important and critical melloey. Though, the direct relation of a dysfunctional childhood to an inability to meet one’s needs as a adult is laid out fairly clearly here. Jun 03, Ray rated it liked it.

Refresh and try again. I enjoyed learning new things about why certain aspects of my life are the way they are, but it was facinv hard to do. I never really understood what codependency was until i read this.