This book reminds me to take care of ME first. We get spun into a circle of making sure everyone is cared for, nurtured,loved, fed, and their egos are boosted while silently fuming that our own needs go unmet. Why do I have to always be the one to reach out? This book helps to remind us that WE must take care of OUR needs first in order to be of any value to anyone else. I had forgotten that along the way.
I hate you! dont leave me!
No, this book needs to be taken in sections and absorbed, if you race thru it you miss so much. it is the book you want to listen to 50 times because you learn something you missed on time 30 by rushing.
Seriously it should be required reading in school.
This book changed my life. Best buy ever! Wish I had read it before!!! Its so conforting findiing yourself through its pages. It helped me understand myself and letting go. 100% positive ratings!
I found it very difficult to follow the message of this book or get any real help from it. The author indicates there are a number of causes of co-dependency but seems to try to discuss them all at the same time. As a result, I found myself sorting through all of the causes and situations that did not pertain to me to try and find what did. The book would be much better and helpful if each cause, or similar causes, and resulting behaviors were grouped together in one or more chapters and discussed from start to finish.
It is a very clear review on codependency, its characteristics and some tools to manage it to get "better" which will reflect in a more fulfilling life
I thought the book was timeless. Finally I have a name for my personality type. Now I can identify my ‘rescue’ efforts I can try and control my impulse to help everybody. I so can not be bothered. I am like a magnet for the weak and vulnerable. You build them up – and off they fly with someone else. I definitely want to have relationships that aren’t based around the other person’s tragedies. I have carried too many people too far and I am emotional barren and always feel like the door mat. Fancy me being codependent on that! I thought they were on me and I was stuck having to support them. I have just got rid of my last ‘lost puppy’. I love dogs more than humans for sure, so now I’m just happy to give and take with my pooch. At least my time will be my own, I will have money in the back saved! And she will love me and always be there for me when I need her [not turn all woes back to focus on their problems all the time]. 36 now, hopefully this book has now woken me enough to stop taking on other people stuff….because after all it’s none of my business
Muy bien el combinar aspectos teóricos y ejercicios al finalizar cada capítulo. Sugiero armar un paquete audio libro y libro de ejercicios.
Say something about yourself!
This was my first pick I bought the book but never had a chance to read it.
The bible ... because of the insight to love yourself and love God, and love people.
I would remeber to be good to myself and not let other peoples problems be my problems and stop the neagative thinking about myself and situations, and tell myself in the end everthing will be ok I dont have to be afraid I dont have to worry.
This book is a good tool for anyone that comes from a dysfuctional family or relationships, or who has told themselves things that has made them not like themselves. This book is good for anyone struggleing with an addiction.
I can't thank you enough for writing this book! I honestly felt sad when I heard "the end" as I finished listening to your book. I am going through a healing process and I know that I am on my way back home to my heart. Thank you for being part of my journey and thank you for your willingness to share yourself so openly. You are a gift to me and many. May God continue to bless you!