Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring For Yourself
Amazon Description: Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--Codependent No More.The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.
With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.
Why We've Included This Resource
Codependency is one of those sneaky little tendencies Satan just loves to use against us. Even if we don't have textbook codependency habits, Satan loves to try to fool us into thinking that we're being selfish to take care of ourselves in a healthy way, and gleefully watches as we run ourselves ragged. But we know God has a better way, and that He values our wellbeing, wants to teach us the balance in loving others while honoring Him by loving ourselves so that He can do more through us. This book offers a practical practice towards that end.
What You Should Know Before You Read
Codependent No More is not a Christian published book, though it does have minimal mentions of God. It is a 12-Step formatted book and insists on a higher power. Author Beattie does draw on Christian wisdom, but also from Eastern religions.
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