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Codependent No More and Beyond Codependency
Melody Beattie
1567312187
May 2001
Hardcover
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Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time
Melody Beattie
0894865838
April 1989
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Adult children of alcoholics and drug abusers will want to peruse this encouraging sequel to Beattie's groundbreaking book on the dynamics of codependency ( Codependent No More ). She focuses here on the process of recovering from the self-defeating behaviors adopted as survival tactics by adult children of families rendered dysfunctional by parental alcoholism or similar traumas. Beattie's strength is short, sharply delineated portraits of ordinary people learning to recognize and avoid unhealthy practices--obsessive concern for the welfare of others at one's own expense, lack of self-esteem, etc. The author stresses the practical, offering possible ways to cope with difficulties and suggesting "activities" ("What would a diagram of your recovery look like?") at the end of each chapter. And Beattie maintains the...


Approval Addiction
Joyce Meyer
0446577723
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Meyer, author of the million-copy bestseller Battlefield of the Mind plus more than 60 other books, addresses the constant need some people have for approval. This need stems from insecurity, which, in Meyer's own case and in the case of many others, arises from abuse—physical, verbal or emotional—sometime in the past. After years of struggle, study and attempts to live out biblical teachings, Meyer happily reports that she now lives for God's approval alone. For readers beginning the journey to recovery, she offers biblical exposition and sound—if unoriginal—self-help advice. The first step, she says, is accepting who we are and where we stand in God's eyes. "We must learn to think about and believe in our righteousness," she declares. The second step is facing our approval addiction and...


Claiming Your Self Esteem: A Guide out of Codependency Addiction and Other Useless Habits
Carolyn M. Ball
0890876452
August 1991
Paperback
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I Hate You, Don't Leave Me
Jerold J. Kriesman
0380713055
Jan 1989
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has been in the official psychiatric lexicon only since 1980. "Borderlines," according to the authors, are people who suffer from a weak sense of identity and a fear of abandonment; given to rapid mood swings, impulsive self-destructiveness and violent outbursts, they frequently have family backgrounds marked by alcoholism, child abuse or emotional distance. Kreisman, a psychiatrist who heads a BPD unit in a St. Louis hospital, and health writer Straus, speculate that the BPD diagnosis might be applicable to Marilyn Monroe, Adolph Hitler, T. E. Lawrence and Muammar al Qaddafi. They claim that BPD afflicts over 10 million Americans and is the most common disorder among hospitalized mental patients. This clinically written primer leaves the reader with the impression that BPD...


Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
Melody Beattie
0894864025
January 1996
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Codependency is an important aspect of the interpersonal dynamic among people with addictive disorders. Codependent people find themselves obsessed in often futile ways with controlling someone who repeatedly makes trouble for him- or herself or others. Few people understand this idea as well as Melody Beattie, an author recovering successfully from a variety of addictive disorders and entanglements. In this popular work, she combines real-life stories with lucid explanations of the concepts that define every part of the codependent syndrome. Delivered by the incomparable Gabrielle de Cuir, the program paints a coherent, enlightening picture and offers many constructive ideas for people stuck in a codependent pattern. T.W. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine ...


Language of Letting Go
Melody Beattie
0894866370
June 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
For more than a decade, millions of readers have turned to Beattie's classic meditation book, THE LANGUAGE OF LETTING GO, as a wellspring for daily reflection, affirmation, and change. With honesty and encouragement, she reminds readers that each day is an opportunity for renewal.

About the Author
Beattie was a struggling single parent of two children and freelance author and journalist cranking out stories for a small-town daily newspaper in 1986 when she came up with a book idea. She wanted to write a book about what happens to people when they love someone who is addicted to alcohol and other drugs."There were many books out there about how to help an addict or alcoholic. Nobody was talking about how an addict impacts the lives of the people around him or her, and how crazy...


Codependents Guide to the Twelve Steps
Melody Beattie
0671762273
January 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
First the Hurt, Now the Healing...Millions identified with Melody Beattie in Codependent No More and gained inspiration from her in Beyond Codependency. Now she's back to help you discover how recovery programs work and to help you find the right one for you. Interpreting the famous Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Steps specifically for codependent issues for the very first time, this groundbreaking book combines Melody's expertise with the experience of other people to:• Explain each step and how you can apply it to your particular issues• Offer specific exercises and activities to use both in group settings and on your own• Provide a directory of the wide range of Twelve Step programs -- including Al-Anon, Codependents Anonymous, Codependents of Sex Addicts, Adult Children of Alcoholics, and moreThe...


Adult Children of Alcoholics
Janet Geringer Woititz
1558741127
Jan 1983
(Paperback) - Expanded Ed.
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Book Description
Ten years ago, Janet Woititz broke new ground in our understanding of what it is to be an Adult Child of an Alcoholic. Today she re-examines the movement and its inclusion of Adult Children from various dysfunctional family backgrounds who share the same characteristics. After more than ten years of working with ACoAs she shares the recovery hints that she has found to work. Read Adult Children of Alcoholics to see where the journey began and for ideas on where to go from here.

About the Author
Janet G. Woititz is the founder and president of the Institute for Counseling and Training in West Caldwell, New Jersey, which specializes in working with dysfunctional families and individuals. She is an internationally recognized speaker and trainer.


Facing Love Addiction : Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love
Pia Mellody, Andrea Wells Miller
0062506048
July 3, 1992
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Mellody has written a lucid and informa tive book on a subject little understood: love addiction. Speaking both from per sonal experience and a clinical standpoint, she very carefully defines her terms, in cluding "love addict," "avoidance addict," and, of course, codependence. The last term she carefully distinguishes from love addiction. She also includes information on the recovery process, the marks of a healthy relationship, and the process of en tering into a healthy relationship. The book concludes with a set of journal exer cises designed to help someone in recov ery. Worthwhile reading that is recom mended for libraries serving both the professional and general reader.-Barbara L. Flynn, Chicago P.L.Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
The...


From Bondage to Bonding: Escaping Codependency, Embracing Biblical Love
Nancy Groom
0891096205
April 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
BREAKING FREE IS ONLY HALF THE BATTLE. Most teaching on codependency focuses only on how to break free from unhealthy relationships and establish independence and self-esteem. But "the freedom that moves us toward intimacy," says Nancy Groom, "is not merely freedom from codependency, with its fear and loneliness-it's also freedom to love, without control and manipulation." In this thorough and nontechnical guide to assessment and recovery, Nancy Groom takes you beyond simply escaping codependency. She goes on to help you tackle the tough questions you'll face as you emerge from destructive relationships. If you want to escape a way of life that keeps intimacy, authenticity, and spiritual vitality in bondage and discover how you can bond to God and others with passion and boldness, join Nancy Groom for a powerful...


Toxic Parents
Susan Forward
0553381407
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
All parents fall short from time to time. But Susan Forward pulls no punches when it comes to those whose deficiencies cripple their children emotionally. Her brisk, unreserved guide to overcoming the stultifying agony of parental manipulation--from power trips to guilt trips and all other killers of self worth--will help deal with the pain of childhood and move beyond the frustrating relationship patterns learned at home. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Review
“A dynamic, powerful, hard-hitting book. It offers tremendous hope as well as understanding. It could truly be a lifesaver.”
— Abigail Van Buren, “Dear Abby”

“I consider Susan Forward to be among the foremost therapists of our age.”
— John...


Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change
Robin Norwood
0671733419
January 1985
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
This is the world-renowned, inspiring, practical program for women who believe that being in love means being in pain. Based on the multi-million-copy bestseller, Women Who Love Too Much presents a clear, comprehensive, 10-point recovery plan for women who are addicted to the wrong men for the wrong reasons. Among the vital lessons you will learn in this program are:
How the search for the love you never got from your parents can become a crushing obsession in adulthood.
How to change from loving someone so much it hurts, to loving yourself enough to stop the pain.
How to free yourself from destructive loving and build a healthy, meaningful relationship.
This step-by-step self-awareness program offers help, understanding and, above all, hope -- the pathway to making love the truly happy event it...


How to Break Your Addiction to a Person
Howard Halpern
0553382497
December 30, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Are you in love--or addicted? How to know when to call it quits...and how to find the courage to call it quits.



Are you unable to leave a love relationship even though it gives you more pain than joy?  Your judgment and self-respect tell you to end it, but still, to your dismay, you hang on.  You are addicted--to a person.  Now there is an insightful, step-by-step guide to breaking that addiction--and surviving the split.  Drawing on dozens of provocative case histories, psychotherapist Howard Helpern explains to you:



Why you can get addicted to a person.



Why and how you may try to deceive yourself. ("He really loves me, he just doesn't know how to show it.")



How you can recognize the symptoms of a bad...


Healing the Child Within
Charles L. Whitfield
0932194400
April 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
Dr. Whitfield provides a clear and effective introduction to the basic principles of recovery. This book is a modern classic, as fresh and useful today as it was more than a decade ago when first published. Here, frontline physician and therapist Charles Whitfield describes the process of wounding that the Child Within (True Self) experiences and shows how to differentiate the True Self from the false self. He also describes the core issues of recovery and more. Other writings on this topic have come and gone, while Healing the Child Within has remained a strong introduction to recognizing and healing from the painful effects of childhood trauma. Highly recommended by therapists and survivors of trauma.


Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives
Pia Mellody
0062505890
June 1989
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This book stands out among the current glut of material on codependence because it claims the realm of parenting for its vantage point. The authors believe that codependents must heal themselves in order not to repeat the "less than nurturing" behaviors of their own addicted or emotionally dysfunctional parents. Hence, they couple strategies for recovery with guidelines on what is and is not "normal" in the parent-child relationship. The authors' conclusions will invite controversy; for instance, they suggest that "emotional sexual abuse" of children may lead to homosexuality in adulthood. Nor are they reluctant to generalize: "Although physical and mental illness aren't addictions, their effect on the family is the same." Offsetting the opinionated commentary is great compassion for the helpless, hurt children...


Is It Love or Is It Addiction - Second Edition
Brenda Schaeffer
1568381409
October 10, 1997
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Relationships that continue despite pain, emotional chaos, and disruptive impulsivity are addictive, says Brenda Schaeffer, a psychotherapist who knows her stuff and provides an excellent primer on the subject of love and love addiction. Especially if there is past loss or trauma, the resulting pain can make us uncontrollably attached to anyone who soothes that pain, even when this creates many other problems. Healthy love helps us expand ourselves and learn higher growth processes; the addictive attachment only distracts, stagnates, and frustrates personal development. The program is articulate and insightful, at times esoteric, but very comprehensible, even when the reader's dramatic inclination makes her seem disconnected from the material. T.W. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile,...


Approval Addiction
Joyce Meyer
1594830231
Apr 2005
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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From Publishers Weekly
Meyer, author of the million-copy bestseller Battlefield of the Mind plus more than 60 other books, addresses the constant need some people have for approval. This need stems from insecurity, which, in Meyer's own case and in the case of many others, arises from abuse—physical, verbal or emotional—sometime in the past. After years of struggle, study and attempts to live out biblical teachings, Meyer happily reports that she now lives for God's approval alone. For readers beginning the journey to recovery, she offers biblical exposition and sound—if unoriginal—self-help advice. The first step, she says, is accepting who we are and where we stand in God's eyes. "We must learn to think about and believe in our righteousness," she declares. The second step is facing our approval addiction and...

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