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Even when we found ourselves checking every box, her soothing words welcomed us and let us take up our space. Jul 11, Jenell rated it it was ok Shelves: I could relate vodependence a lot of what was said.

To view it, click here. This is no better than remission rates among people not attending a 12 step program. There were some good, eye-opening moments, but I meloldy have preferred more discussion about steps forward, rather than the repeated bludgeoning of how messed up co-dependents are and how hopeless their future as parents will be.

Interesting info, but I’m not sure what to do with it.

I’d recommend this for anyone interested in codependency but also any survivor of familial abuse. It makes it difficult to believe in the rest of the recovery and the validity of her arguments.

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. Jun 20, Rachel Riot rated it liked it.


Keith Miller No preview available – I do sabotage my life with dysfunctional behavior! This really helped me to begin to see how I victimize myself and some aspects of myself that need attention.

Facing Codependence

I was Piw like to say I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but that wouldn’t quite be accurate. Sep 05, Allison rated it liked it.

A comprehensive look at codependency and how to identify codependenve and even help them. 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 suppose this would be an excellent book for someone who has actual codependency problems.

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

Showing best matches Show all copies. Overall just a great book! She is a member of the faculty at The Meadows Treatment Center, a residential center for victims of trauma, emotional abuse, and addictions, in Wickenburg, Arizona.

Because there really was no understanding codependende how to treat codependency, she conducted her own informal research and used it to start building a healthy life for herself. It seemed what she described was more of a pattern of maladaptive behaviors. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In her first book in over ten years, internationally recognized expert on dependence and recovery, Pia Mellody, shows ppia how to break free from harmful relationships and to learn how to attain the intimacy we need and deserve.


Ad Infinitum Books Condition: 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. I ended up feeling like a victim, powerless to resolve these relationship problems. Acquire concrete tools for building healthy relationships. Jan 24, Tiffany rated it it was ok. Minor shelf and corner wear. Leaves are very clean.

Although, the definition codepebdence childhood abuse is so widely defined that the claim that the whole world population has been abused as a child, would be true indeed! Your childhood trauma issues with major caregivers.

Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody

Recovery from codependence, therefore, involves clearing up the toxic emotions left over from these painful childhood experiences. Finally, I vehemently disagreed with her condition that recovery depends upon relying on a higher power.

Mellody focuses a lot time on what causes codependence figuring that by introspection, insight, realization, and submitting oneself to a Higher Power a person can get on the road to recovery. Want to Read saving….

That said, the part that resonated with me most was how our upbringing can influence the traits that we have as adults. Talk about mixing business with pleasure. Strangely, the book is more about codependecne things I just mentioned and about living a healthy life than it melldoy about codependency.