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Facing Codependence. Pia Mellody, Author, Pia Mellody, Introduction by, Andrea Wells Miller, With HarperOne $ (p) ISBN The Paperback of the Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives by Pia Mellody, Andrea Wells Miller. In her first book in over ten years, internationally recognized expert on dependence and recovery, Pia Mellody, shows us how to break free from harmful .

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This book Let me preface this recommendation by saying that it is one of the worst edited and poorly arranged books I’ve ever read. Buy it, read it, heal. About codependency rooted in childhood abuse.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Illustrated with black and white charts. Mellody sets forth five primary adult symptoms of this crippling condition, then traces their origin to emotio. Writing in plain, straight forward language, without resorting to a first grade reading level, she identifies the core characteristics of codependency and leads us on a path of healing.

I enjoyed learning new things about why certain aspects of my life are the way they are, but it was very hard to do. Overall, the book did teach me about codependence but I was left wanting more. It is my top choice to recommend for my psychiatric patients with this problem.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Jan 24, Tiffany rated it it was ok. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. There were a few small items I could identify with, however I was left with a sense of at my problems aren’t that bad at all and lots of it was irrelevant to me Jun 03, Ray rated it liked it.

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

This book also gives the best definition of boundaries I have come across yet and how it codependencw impact not only how one relates or interacts with other people but also one’s own boundaries with the self. There are many books describing Codependency but this is best for helping people understand what to do to change it.

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Dec 06, Susie added it Shelves: It codependenve very useful for me personally to understand that clinginess and love-addiction are not the only traits of codependence, but also tendencies to create emotional barriers, inability to acknowledge one’s own needs and enmeshing others’ emotions with your own, among other things. Mellody goes into detail about the various kinds of abuses mostly overt or covert abuse by parental figures that can set codependence in motion: That said, the part that resonated with me codeprndence was how our upbringing can influence the traits that we have as adults.

The sheer numbers were overwhelming. While attempting to be accepting of sexual preference, her approach is obviously heterosexual. Pia Mellody’s “Facing Codependence” gives a thorough description and analysis of what codependence entails: For example, perhaps Mom has to work all the time because the family is financially struggling to put food on the table, not because me,lody a workaholic. Scuffing, rubbing, and light creasing to the books cover and corners.

Preview — Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody. In this book, Pia describes in detail the dynamics of a co-addicted relationship, the symptoms of each partner, and the stages of addiction from attraction and fantasy to denial and obsession.

I’m so sad I missed learning from her directly. I am reading her book on codependence and would like to know if she is still with us?

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

It has changed my life! The books text appears to be clean. Jan 10, Bread Crumbs rated it really liked it Shelves: While it has a lot of information about codependency, the presentation seems to suggest that basically everyone is codependent to some degree or another which I imagine is partly true.

For instance, if someone has too high of a self-esteem, that is an illustration of codependency, and if someone has too low of a self-esteem, that also is an illustration of codependency. Sure, we are always working on our stuff, but saying that we are always in a state of recovery puts people in the negative. And finally, if you didn’t grow up in this type of dysfunction, but a loved one vodependence, then this is worth the read to help understand what dynamics might presently be operating in your relationship.


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Paperbackpages. Strangely, the book is more about the things I just mentioned and about living a healthy life than it is about codependency.

For instance, she took that people can repress memories of traumatic events as fact when studies have found no evidence that people repress memories. Let me preface this recommendation by saying that it is one of the worst edited and poorly arranged books I’ve ever read.

This was an amazing story of an administrator at a substance abuse facility who had to face her own addictive cycle — codependency. This may be obvious, but Pia does an excellent job at connection particular dysfunctions in childhood to symptoms as adults. Codepdndence you even suspect you might be or know someone who is codependent, this is a worthwhile read.

The point about 13th step of warning against getting into a relati Just finished reading this.

Facing Codependence

I didn’t understand what codependence was, nor had I any desire to understand another mainstream label of behavioral dysfunction. My biggest takeaway is that I don’t I suppose this would be an excellent book for someone who has actual codependency problems. Acquire concrete tools for building healthy relationships. Feb 09, Ashley codependejce it it was amazing. Based on the title of the book, Pia Mellody accomplishes her goal: I think most people, “codependent” or not could find something to relate to in this book.

You’re still left with the same maladaptive patterns you always did. Nov 05, Brian Goosen rated it it was amazing.