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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)
This can be life alternating if you are in the right place to receive. I didn't relate to everything about the chemical and alcohol dependency; however, there is much insight and practical applicable knowledge.
Lots of good descriptions and explanations, but solutions fall short. it felt like most solutions were "don't do that anymore ..." but if I knew how to not do it, wouldn't I already not be?
Say something about yourself!
I found it interesting but it was very alcoholic referenced, where I was coming from Narcissistic based Co Dep. She refers to 'god' a lot and very heavy with reference to AA which I found outdated
I was able to relate to many of the characters. It was an eye opener to me. My only struggle with the book is this, if you're not ready to change, don't read/listen to the book. It is change provoking
What an excellent book on how to stop "trying" to control others, yourself, and the circumstances we have no control over.
The best part is, it has practical steps and examples of how to do so as well.
Thank you audible!
Very helpful for readers who love a person with addictions.
The understanding of the author of the effects of codependency in our lives.
Much easier to move through the book when it is read aloud.
This book was amazing! It was so revealing and helpful!
I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to know more about why they are always being taken advantage of or taking care of everyone.
I love my first book on Audible. The ability to listen to a book while you are driving is wonderful. Only one small problem the beginning and end of a sentence intermittently faded out making it difficult to hear the word the reader was saying. I will continue to be an Audible Book member and look forward listening to more books in the future.
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