Adult Children, Adult Choices: Outgrowing Codependency

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1992 - Medical - 154 pages
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Adult Children, Adult Choices applies well-documented principles of psychology to help us understand how people can be codependent (and yet not "sick"), as well as how they can stop being adult children and grow into true adulthood. It combines insight with practical advice to help us finally outgrow the bonds of codependency.
 

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User Review  - Adina Gregory - Christianbook.com

Ms. Ramey was ahead of her time. The logical organization makes it easy for anyone to see exactly where and how codependency began, as well as how to get back on track. (Might it be time for a second ... Read full review

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Contents

Whats the Matter You Sick?
1
The Disease Model
2
Another Look at Codependency
7
Related Readings
15
I Dont Want To Be Alone
16
Infancy
19
Childhood
21
Adolescence
26
Building Better Skills
83
Related Readings
89
Oh Lord What Do I Do Now?
90
Early Childhood
93
Childhood and Adolescence
98
Late Adolescence and Adulthood
102
Moving Ahead
106
Building Better Skills
109

Attempts to Cope
28
Building Better Skills
31
Related Readings
37
What Do You Think? And How Do You Know?
38
Earliest Types of Thinking
40
The Beginnings of Logical Thought
46
Beyond Formal Thought
54
Building Better Skills
56
Related Readings
61
I Cant Help It Im Not Responsible
62
Compulsive Behavior
63
Autonomy
66
Balancing Autonomy with Intimacy
69
Initiative
71
Responsible But Not Guilty
77
Related Readings
112
So How Do You Feel?
113
The Biology of Emotions
114
Emotions and Survival
118
DefendingCoping Methods
123
Building Better Skills
130
Related Readings
135
Oh Yeah? What Are You Gonna Do About It?
136
What If Codependency Isnt a Disease?
137
Can I Still Use 12Step Programs?
140
What If I Dont Like 12Step Programs?
143
So Whats the Problem?
148
Related Readings
151
Professional Biography
152
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Mary Ramey, MA, works as a therapist in community mental health settings and in private practice.

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