I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
This book was okay, but it really didn't offer much that I didn't already know. Codependency is a popular topic and I think I learned as much about it from reading magazines and essays as I did by reading this book.
Boundaries and CNM goes hand in hand. They are both a perfect one two punch to dealing with self.
Christina is actually giving the stories personalities and life.
How to identify patterns and characteristics as a baseline to start repairing some of my learned behaviors that I would not have learned had it been not for this book.
The Bible, Codependent No More, and Boundaries are essential to live life the way God intended for me to live.
What I loved the best was the reminder I got that most of us struggle with some level of codependency within our relationships. I read this book 15 years ago and in listening to it again, I renewed my resolve to be Codependent No More!
Shined a light on a common problem.
Reviewed an issue most of us have trouble with.Least was that I knew 90% of this going in.
Brought the story to life- her life.
I needed Co-Dependant No More Book 2! haha!
I love that Melody has written this book from both the standpoint of someone who has been an addict and a codependent. She understands wholly what it means to walk in both sets of shoes and therefore is qualified to give honest advice. She makes it clear what codependency is, how it occurs and how to get over it and move the hell on with your life. Those willing to face themselves and do the work will benefit tremendously from reading this book!
I hope I would never ever hear the word 'Codependent' again. I only heard first five chapter and 1/3 of it was just the definition and the word 'Codependent' itself. Worst book I have purchased from Audible. Waste of time, waste of money.
I owned this book for several years and had began to read it several times. I have been advised to read it by friends, professional over the past years but I never finished it as I learned reading this bookco-dependent's don't alway's take care of themselves. By buying this book from Audible.com I was able to download it to my phone and laptop which allowed me to listen to it while I was traveling, taking kids to the doctor, in bed at night etc. The biggest bonus was that found myself in this book and discovered so much about myself and my life and that I am not alone in struggling with Co-dependency. I'm looking forward to breaking the chains of co-dependency and I have already began my journey and practicing many of the techniques the Melody Beatties share's in her book Codependent No More.
"To forgive myself ."
She says that if we have made mistakes we have to forgive ourselves and know that we did the best we could at the time we made that decision in our life. This helped me to forgive myself for staying married to an alcolholic for twenty five years for my kids sake and wonder if they would have been better off it I would have left when they were younger.I have let go of the guilt of "What IF"
To let go of things that I can't control and take care of myself everyday.
I love Audible.com
At the top!
When I realized that I was co-dependent and why!
No I haven't but I certainly will.
Detach, Detach, Detach! And Start Living My Own Life!
Thanks to Christina for digging into what is ailing so many people and giving us a benchmark by listening to others who have already walked the path.
I have bought the paperback book, but have had no time to read it and now tha ti have the audiobook. I no longer have that excuse.
Not sure yet
The chemical dependent wife...
Taking care of everyone but myself