Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives

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Pia Mellody creates a framework for identifying codependent thinking, emotions and behaviour and provides an effective approach to recovery. Mellody sets forth five primary adult symptoms of this crippling condition, then traces their origin to emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical and sexual abuses that occur in childhood. Central to Mellody's approach is the concept that the codependent adult's injured inner child needs healing. Recovery from codependence, therefore, involves clearing up the toxic emotions left over from these painful childhood experiences.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Harper & Row; 1 edition (June 14, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062505890
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062505897
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

Customer Reviews

Pleasantly surprised! Author is not writing just academically but personally

3 people found this helpful.
 on June 27, 2013
By Eralynn
I have struggled all of my life with abuse and recovery. I was told many times I needed to read a certain codependency book. I was in therapy for years and finally read that book. I suffered a domestic violence incident right after. I didn’t pick it up again. I was told recently about this book and that I really needed to read it. I dreaded the task but need the help. I was pleasantly surprised it wasn’t your normal self help book. It’s actually written by a person who has dealt with codependence and abuse herself. It has been painfully spot on at times with my life but I think it’s wonderful this book was written based on personal experience with many others for examples who suffer and survive these issues. It really helps to explain some of the behaviors and how they sabotage our lives subconsciously. It’s awful but the author is proof you can find your way through life with these problems and be successful.

Understanding Ourselves

 on March 24, 2017
By Bogey in MN
Helpful material in understanding the connection between childhood experiences and adult behavior. Found portions of the book fairly difficult reading. Value for personal development and child raising.

This book is really great. It helps you understand codependence better

 on February 23, 2017
By Kali1973
This book is really great. It helps you understand codependence better. Fast shipping.

Very informative

 on June 8, 2017
By Maureen
Insightfully and especially helpful on the subject of codependency.

This book really helped change my life, gave me …

 on August 15, 2017
By Mel from Jersey
This book really helped change my life, gave me hope that I was not the one who was crazy and taught me how to deal with it.

Five Stars

 on June 17, 2017
By Carmen Anderson
Great seller, fast shipper….Book is informative in detailing co-dependency and how to get over it.

Book for thought

 on November 20, 2017
By cat57
Tis book is well written.

Five Stars

 on June 15, 2017
My wife loves it!

Five Stars

 on March 27, 2017
By Yanjun Zhou
it good, just old version

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