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!
This is the first of four books written my Melody Beattie on codependency. I have read and studied them multiple times because each time I listen to any of her books, just the right thing becomes revealed to me just when it is of great relevancy to live a happier, healthier, more productive life.
I recommend this book to all people who are on the other side of the mirror of narcissist, psychos, borderlines, addicts. Anyone who has to recover for losing himself in favor of another.