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

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

Paperback | September 1, 1986

byMelody Beattie

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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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Where recovery began for many people, this inspiring, straightforward, personal explanation of what codependency is and who has it gives listeners the option to change unhealthy behaviors and stressful relationships, as they rediscover hope, guidance, and encouragement. Reissue

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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 ...

Beattie was a struggling single parent of two children and freelance author and journalist cranking out stories for a small-town daily newspaper in 1986 when she came up with a book idea. She wanted to write a book about what happens to people when they love someone who is addicted to alcohol and other drugs."There were many books out ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:September 1, 1986Publisher:Hazelden Publishing

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! I love the writing, the work suggested to do on yourself is great for anyone facing control issues or codepency issues
Date published: 2015-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Codependency no more Great book. Haven't been able to stop thinking about it, how I view my life and existing world. Thank you!
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lifesaving book This is one of the best books I've ever read.I was an enabler. I was in counselling and I asked my counsellor if there was a book I could read that might help me. She suggested this book. I swear- a lightbulb went over my head when I started reading this book. This book was written for me. This book has helped me immensely, I'm not afraid to say "No" anymore. I feel this book had made me a stronger woman today. I'm so glad that I read this book. Again, this book is a life saver. I feel reading this book will make the reader a stronger person. I'm so grateful I read this book.
Date published: 2012-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very helpful This book was very helpful to me. I had difficulties with my family members and this book shed light on how to deal with those issues. The purpose of this book was to help people who are in relationships with alcoholics but this book can be used by anyone in a destructive/abusive relationship with another person. This book changed my life around and I would recommend it to everyone.
Date published: 2012-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love is about honoring the other person NOT taking on their burdens by shielding them from their reckless behavior. The best way to honor someone is to empower them to solve their own problems ... not enable their disease into destructive ends. Codependance confuses love with pity, rescue with romance, and sees unhealthy entanglement as partnership. The danger is that such relationships can last for years because it is frighteningly and overwhelmingly difficult to break away from one another. This book is a classic in preventing and releasing such terrible couplings. Caretaking is not about caring for the other person. It is about control and a "you owe me" mentality. It's human to expect things to go both ways. The challenge is to watch yourself so the tendancy doesn't have power over you like a compulsive machine.
Date published: 2006-03-17

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From Our Editors

Where recovery began for many people, this inspiring, straightforward, personal explanation of what codependency is and who has it gives listeners the option to change unhealthy behaviors and stressful relationships, as they rediscover hope, guidance, and encouragement. Reissue

Editorial Reviews

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."
--TIME