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

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Harper Collins, 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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In the late 1990's I was receiving approx. 35 new calls per day from men going through divorces, separations, and custody battles. The sheer numbers were overwhelming. Reading this book became a ... Read full review

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I have a few small personal qualms with this book, but overall it has been a *huge* learning tool. I very much recommend to anyone experiencing inexplicable feelings of depression and/or anxiety. ^_^

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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.

J. Keith Miller, the author of A Hunger for Healing, is a popular speaker and conference leader, and author. Among his best-selling books are The Taste of New Wine and Hope in the Fast Lane. He is also the coauthor of Facing Codependence.

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