Everything about and in the book was great except the heavy reliance on religion and God for legitimacy. You can take all talk of religion and God out of this book and it would not only be still legitimate, but better, IMHO; even for those people who are religious.
my therapist said I needed to get this book.... I found I was codependent. but this book is supposed to help... all it really does is say "leave everything to god, the great fairy tale in the sky" and only deals with alcoholics and those effected by them.
I'm not saying it doesn't help... just focuses on certain architypes and that's it.
it doesn't really help build a picture of what to do or where to even start for those who aren't in that situation
I liked it very much. Good insights. I could identify. The author shares from real experience, offers hope.
This book is truly a work of art--irresistably inspirational. I laughed and cried throughout. Its content resonated with me in so many aspects of my day-to-day living. It is chock with a multitude of tools, guidance, insight, and wisdom as a means to be empowered to strive towards living as an "undependent." My perspective is forever changed. Thank you, Ms. Beattie, for contributing to my evolution of consciousness in this many-splendored journey called life.
Loved it! Narrator made the tone of the book real. If you have ever lived with someone alcohol or chemical dependent this is a great book to help you start living and loving yourself again.
Helped me to identify characteristics and have the courage to keep and hold boundaries! Helped me to understand more of what I was going through and how to start seeing differently!
This book has really opened my eyes to a lot of the unhealthy habits I've had my whole life. I've worried WAY too much about what others think and have completely catered to that. I also tend to focus on people's problems and how I can help fix them.
This book, along with 7 or so meetings with a counselor, as really set me free. I'm on the road to a healthy balanced life!