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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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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