In the June 29th issue of Newsweek magazine Dr. Drew Pinsky named Melody Beattie's Codependent No More one of the four essential self-help books available today, calling it the ""grandaddy of addiction tomes."" 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.
Part 1 Whats codependency and who's got it?: Jessica's story; other stories; codependency; codependent characteristics. Part 2 The basics of self-care: detachment; don't be blown about by every wind; set yourself free; remove the victim; undependence; live your own life; have a love affair with yourself; learn the art of acceptance; feel your own feelings; anger; yes, you can think; set your own goals; communication; work a twelve step program; pieces and bits; learning to live and love again.