In the companion volume to her popular book, Codependent No More, Beattie teaches individuals how to do more than just survive. She teaches them to grow and to realize that recovery from codependency is a lifelong journey of self-care.In the companion volume to her popular book, Codependent No More, Beattie teaches individuals how to do more than just survive. She teaches them to grow and to realize that recovery from codependency is a lifelong journey of self-care.Read Less
I thought the book was about the authors own experiences and did not offer much information to help the reader
Sep 13, 2007
Like having your own therapist
I loved reading this book! It feels like Ms. Beattie is sitting next to you listening to your heart and reading your mind. The activities at the end of each chapter help reinforce the lessons and give you the courage to test new waters. It is very easy to read but not at all simplistic. I experienced many "lightbulb" moments which helped me clarify issues I have been dealing with for years. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has been struggling with codependency. It is a book you can return to over and over as you need to strengthen motivation or renew hope that life does indeed get better if you continue to work at it (just like anything else that is worthwhile).
Publishers Weekly, 1989-04-21 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 sensitive, supportive tone epitomized in the opening chapter: ``Let's love ourselves for how far we've come. Let's see how far we can go.'' The uninitiated may be put off initially by her jargon, but the author's wisdom and common sense soon become apparent. 175,000 first printing; $125,000 ad/promo; author tour. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.