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Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself – Melody Beattie

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself - Melody Beattie
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself – Melody Beattie

This book is great.   One of the hardest things to do is focus on yourself when you are surrounded by one or more people that have serious issues.   Yes we all have issues but sometimes we are put in situations with people that literally make us sick.    The people around us may be going through something very serious and as a result we become codependent on their issues.   It can be personality disorders, addiction, abuse or anything that affects others.

The interesting part is that when you are around someone that affects you mentally or physically it is easy to point the finger at them.   They are the ones with the problem.   What most people don’t realize is that being around someone that has issues can create something within us that is called codependency.

You can focus so much on someone else’s issues that you forget about you.  You lose yourself.    This book helped me focus on me.

For those of you out there that have lived or been around anyone that has affected them either mentally or physically, please read this book.   YOU deserve to read this book for you.   Once you read this you will realize that focusing on you is the solution.

After reading this book I actually got my MBA.   I thank my mom for reminding me that I always wanted to get my MBA and after this book it was the perfect time to get it!

-Rosemary


“A source of healing and inspiration for millions, this modern classic spent over three years on the New York Times best seller list and made codependency a household word. Codependent No More contains dozens of real-life examples, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests to help you along the road to recovering your own life. For anyone struggling with a relationship involving alchoholism or other compulsive behaviors, this program points the way to healing and the renewal of hope. Melody Beattie’s insights into the nature of the phenomenon of codependency will guide you step by step to the understanding that letting go will set you free.” (audible.com)

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

Originally posted 2016-06-04 19:47:05.