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Codependency for Dummies, 2nd Edition

Written by: Darlene Lancer
Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
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Codependency for Dummies, 2nd Edition is the most comprehensive book on the topic to date. Written in plain English and packed with sensitive, authoritative information, it describes the history, symptoms, causes, and relationship dynamics of codependency. The majority of the book is devoted to healing and lays out a clear plan for recovery with exercises, practical advice, and daily reminders to help you know, honor, protect, and express yourself. New to this edition are chapters on working the 12 Steps to recover from codependency and how therapists/coaches/nurses are affected by codependency.

Codependence is primarily a learned behavior from our family of origin. Some cultures have it to a greater degree than others-some still see it as a normal way of living. Yet the costs of codependence can include distrust, faulty expectations, passive-aggressiveness, control, self-neglect, over-focus on others, manipulation, intimacy issues, and a slew of other harmful traits. Codependence causes serious pain and affects the majority of Americans-not just women and loved ones of addicts. Codependency for Dummies, 2nd Edition offers authoritative and trusted guidance on ways to raise your self-esteem, detach and let go, set boundaries, recognize healthy vs. dysfunctional relationships, overcome guilt and resentment, and much more.

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  • Ghada
  • 2019-09-16

This book feels like a massage to the codependents

Listening to this book felt like listening to my life story! It is so helpful and empowering. I loved both the material and the narration! I highly recommend it!

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  • 2020-04-21

Extremely helpful and worthwhile

My therapist recommended this and I resisted at first, thinking "I'm extremely independent - definitely not co-dependent!" This book, however, immediately helped me understand what co-dependency is in the field of psychology, how my former ideas about it were misconceptions, how it applies to my life, and what to do with the information. The book is the perfect balance of both academic and practical. The narration is obnoxious at times, but content itself was good enough to overcome that for me.

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  • Christopher G.
  • 2019-12-13

extremely healing and helpful. i feel codependent.

lots of resources and clarity. saved my soul and life. resources galore. i highly recommend for those who are codependent, enmeshed, love addicted, and struggle with self love.

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