Perennial self-help favorite, Codependent No More, is not just for those who struggle with the desire to change the people around them, it's for people who desire to change the world around them. Beattie shows both the strengths and weaknesses of persons who would otherwise be judged for living in or walking away from destructive people and habits. She allows the reader to see the light at the end of the tunnel while simultaneously forcing them to understand the darkness in their current situation. This book is for any person who has ever loved someone or something so fiercely that they were willing to give up parts of themselves. In that context, it is for all of us.
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. 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. Melody Beattie is the author of Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, and Playing It by Heart.