Facing Codependence. Pia Mellody, Author, Pia Mellody, Introduction by, Andrea Wells Miller, With HarperOne $ (p) ISBN The Paperback of the Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives by Pia Mellody, Andrea Wells Miller. In her first book in over ten years, internationally recognized expert on dependence and recovery, Pia Mellody, shows us how to break free from harmful .

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Feb 07, Bridgett rated it really liked it Shelves: It seemed what she described was more of a pattern of maladaptive behaviors. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

Facing Codependence

Very Good Condition Edition: I suppose this would coedpendence an excellent book for someone who has actual codependency problems. Front cover illustrated with a color picture.

This book looks at the seemingly innocuous events of our childhoods that turn out to have sweeping effects on our decision-making skills and our desires and aversions. Because of these earlier experiences, codependent adults often lack the skills coedpendence to lead mature lives and have satisfying relationships.

Sadly, it is established that far too many children are horrifically abused, and that children who are abused remember it.

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

Learn effective ground rules to achieve and sustain true intimacy, Attain self-esteem and emotional stability, Understand your strengths and limitations, and Acquire concrete tools for building healthy relationships. The rest of the world population does not. There is some enlighting stuff and sometimes quite horrific. And finally, if you didn’t grow up in this type of dysfunction, but a loved one did, then this is worth the read to help understand what dynamics might presently be operating in your relationship.


Cori Yes she is although this year she retired from teaching her psychotherapy model to therapists. 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. Nov 05, Brian Goosen rated it it was amazing. Paperbackpages.

Society began using the term as kind of a “catch-all” for all dependent behaviors or as an expression of careless daily speech with its own definition. I always thought it meant you weren’t an independent person, I was wrong.

Ria Christie Collections Condition: For instance, she took that people can repress memori This book focused heavily on what codependence is and how it develops. About codependency rooted in childhood abuse. Central to Mellody’s approach is the concept that the codependent adult’s injured inner child needs healing.

Sign In Register Help Cart. Jan 03, Amanda rated it it was amazing Shelves: Because there really was no understanding of how to treat codependency, she conducted her own informal research and used it to start building a healthy life for herself. No eBook available Amazon. So much of what Pia writes about in this book hit home for me, especially the part where codepedence emphasizes that trauma isn’t just codrpendence the huge life events that we think of when we hear the word “Trauma,” but also about all the little traumas that add up to have a profound impact on our lives.

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The author recommends starting to figure out what work you need to do in kellody very honest manner and then join a Step Program. Light creasing to the books cover, corners, and some pages. 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. For those who want to read a more scholarly approach to co-dependence, as opposed to a personal experience. It was good to hear from an expert that it was as bad as Melloy felt it and that it was ok for me to feel whatever I felt about it.