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Publisher Description

In Codependent No More, Melody Beattie introduced the world to the term codependency. Now a modern classic, this book established Beattie as a pioneer in self-help literature and endeared her to millions of people who longed for healthier relationships. Twenty-five years later, concepts such as "self-care" and "setting boundaries" have become entrenched in mainstream culture. Now Beattie has written a follow-up volume, The New Codependency, which clears up misconceptions about codependency, identifies how codependent behavior has changed, and provides a new generation with a road map to wellness.

The question remains: What is and what isn't codependency? Beattie here reminds us that much of codependency is normal behavior. It's about crossing lines. There are times we do too much, care too much, feel too little, or overly engage. Feeling resentment after giving is not the same as heartfelt generosity. Narcissism and self-love, enabling and nurturing, and controlling and setting boundaries are not interchangeable terms. In The New Codependency, Beattie explores these differences, effectively invoking her own inspiring story and those of others, to empower us to step out of the victim role forever. Codependency, she shows, is not an illness but rather a series of behaviors that once broken down and analyzed can be successfully combated.

Each section offers an overview of and a series of activities pertaining to a particular behavior-caretaking, controlling, manipulation, denial, repression, etc.-enabling us to personalize our own step-by-step guide to wellness. These sections, in conjunction with a series of tests allowing us to assess the level of our codependent behavior, demonstrate that while it may not seem possible now, we have the power to take care of ourselves, no matter what we are experiencing.

Punctuated with Beattie's renowned candor and intuitive wisdom, The New Codependency is an owner's manual to learning to be who we are and gives us the tools necessary to reclaim our lives by renouncing unhealthy practices.

Lorna Raver
hr min
April 6
Tantor Audio

Customer Reviews

Voina ,

GREAT book. Wish Beattie had narrated it.

I first read the book, then downloaded the audiobook. The book itself is unbelievably great! Easy to read, great new info. Loved it, loved it, loved it! However, I was disappointed that it wasn't Melody Beattie reading it, as she did with "Make Miracles in Forty Days". I had to kind of "listen past" the professional voice that enunciated so perfectly at the beginning, but gradually got a LITTLE more conversational (the style of the book) a couple of chapters in.

Melody Beattie makes comments in several books about her "Fargo accent". I dont mind! And I'm not going to let the narrator's style keep me from great material. I suggest you listen to a sample and see if the professional narrator's style is okay for you. But I fits not, I STRONGLY encourage you to get the actual book so you at least get the info.

This book--in any form--is priceless!

jmdsm! ,

The New Codependency

This is a wonderful book whose message is totally obscured by the narrator, Lorna Raver. Her voice is overly dramatic, strangely cadenced and she seems to have no comprehension of the content she is delivering. Listen carefully to the preview before committing yourself to the audiobook. Then buy the print copy and discover the compassion and value of Beattie's words.

H2O Dreamer ,

Very helpful

Excellent understanding of codependence in an understandable language. The only reasons it's not a five is the delivery of reader who seems to have little, if any, compehension of the material. Also, given that she is covering so many forms of codependency, you'll have to wade though topics of no interest to get to your particular problem.

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