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

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HarperCollins, Nov 22, 2011 - Self-Help - 272 pages
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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.

  

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

User Review  - Christy - Goodreads

Pia's writing is both profound and accessible. I've also enjoyed Melody Beattie's books but Pia's material and depth far surpasses, in my opinion. Highly recommend for anyone, really. Read full review

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

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

This book challenged much of what I had thought about myself and helped me to see myself and others in a different way. For me, it was a life-changing book. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Pia Mellody is an internationally renowned lecturer on the childhood origins of emotional dysfunc-tion. Her recovery work-shops have benefited people all over the world and her bestselling books have been translated into many languages. 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.

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