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"Few people understand this idea as well as Melody Beattie, an author recovering successfully from a variety of addictive disorders and entanglements." (AudioFile)
"Bettie understands being overboard, which helps her throw best-selling lifelines to those still adrift." (Time)
You will love Melody Beattie ... this book opened so many doors to me as well as helped me resolve so much of my problems ... i began to view things differently ... this book changed my life ... highly recommended
Book started off slow, began to think I didn't relate and this may not be the book for me. But.... as the book goes on into the 2nd hour, I realize this book is TOTALLY for me, and is applicable to everyone I know! Just finished it and excited to start listening again. So much to absorb and apply to everyday life. Felt way too many times that the author was finishing my thoughts. The $15 - $20 spent is not even worth thinking about, if you are willing to listen and think about what this book that applies to all speaks of.
Melody really humanizes Codependence in this book but using her own experiences. I found it very informative. Very helpful if you have been in a relationship with an alcoholic/addict or are one yourself.
I purchased both the hard copy and the Audible version. I am listining to the audible version first and if I need to review anything I can go back to the book and think about it. This is a complex subject matter that can be difficult to understand. The writers does her best to make it digestable for us.
Otherwise it is well read and the speaker is easy to listen to.
For anyone wondering why they are always worn out emotionally and feel the need to "make everyone better and fix everything." This is the book for you. Although Beattie focuses on alcoholism, Codepencency is about more than having an alcoholic spouse. Codependency is about how you cope with dysfunctional relationships where one individual carries the load and doesn't allow the other to face their responsibilities. Excellent listen! Excellent Read as I bought the hard copy as well.
This book will change the way that you look at relationships. It blew me away and helped to shed light on a subject that I had no idea existed until recently. How utterly clarifying!
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.
Very insightful information for those with codependent issues or those who know someone who is codependent. Everyone should learn about codependent behaviors in themselves and others so as to better understand the world around them.
"Every mother, wife, woman should own a copy"
This book was recommended to me by a counselor while I was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is one woman's manual to overcoming struggles and although the book has a heavy emphasis on dealing with alcoholics, and people with dependency issues, something that was not necessarily true for me, it taught me a massive amount about my own thought process and really how I bet myself up way too much mentally.It genuinely changed me for the better and made me feel understood and more aware of my strengths.I purchased the audio version as I really did not feel like reading some "self help" crap, if I'm honest. However I think I made the right choice, the narrator is perfect and I have listened to some chapters over and over.I recommend this if you ever feel your kindness is taken advantage of, you feel under appreciated, you say yes to things because you feel guilty saying no or you have any sort of hurtful, or dysfunctional relationships in your life,You will finally understand everything,
It is written in a non-preachy way, it is not condescending and unlike other self help books, this can sometimes make you mad, but at yourself. It took me on a journey I will never forget.
Christina Moore is excellent. It feels like a chat rather than someone reading to you, I cannot recommend her highly enough
No, but it is a book you will ALWAYS go back to
If your in doubt, but other books are telling you the same old positive thinking diatribe..I cant emphasize enough, this book is a massive seller for a reason, and its one you will pass on
"Very good for recovery"
For me, personally, this (audio)book is one of the best I have listened to (read) recently. It not only points out to eventual causes of the disfunction but also to possible ways of recovering from it.
Very good reading style.
Many moments: couple of them are "feel what you feel", about anger, grief, 12 Step work and other
Genuinly, "high" on my priority list.
I thought that this book was to over published, she does not have a PHD IN PSYCHOLOGY AND FOUND SOME SENTENCES REPEATABLE . ITS OKAY FOR THE LIGHT READER . BUT ITS NOT FOR EVERYONE. SURE IT WILL HELP PEOPLE IN SIMULATIVE CIRCUMSTANCES. ONLY GOT A LITTLE OUT OF IT MYSELF. SORRY....
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