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The Language of Letting Go

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

I keep buying it and giving it away

This is a book of daily affirmations, but I found it to be much more helpful than the typical Stuart Smalley "You're good enough, you're smart enough..." tripe. It is aimed at people in codependent relationships but speaks profoundly to anyone with low self-esteem. Th...
This is a book of daily affirmations, but I found it to be much more helpful than the typical Stuart Smalley "You're good enough, you're smart enough..." tripe. It is aimed at people in codependent relationships but speaks profoundly to anyone with low self-esteem. There have been days when I thought the author was speaking directly to me -- that's how meaningful I have found it to be. You can open it anywhere and find something relevant.
Since it is always in the bargain bin, I buy it over and over and give it to people I love who are struggling to be happier. Do yourself a favor and buy it.

posted by rfm on October 5, 2009

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HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

I was handed this book my first day of sobriety from Alcohol and Drugs. I have read it everyday since for the past 8.5 years. I now own a sober living home for women and we read this book every morning at our Daily Meeting. This book and the tools it offers have literal...
I was handed this book my first day of sobriety from Alcohol and Drugs. I have read it everyday since for the past 8.5 years. I now own a sober living home for women and we read this book every morning at our Daily Meeting. This book and the tools it offers have literally saved my sanity!! I have learned to be direct, to not take ownership of other peoples "stuff", to take care of me...the list goes on and on and on!!! This is a fantastic tool...an absolute MUST...if you suffer from co-dependency, low self esteem, or the inability to know or speak your truth! Get it, Read it, practice the tools...everyday...your life and relationships will change!!

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

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    The Language Of Letting Go by Melody Beattie

    This book was recommended to me by an aquaintance. I originally purchased this book for a friend though I didn't give it to her because she purchased her own. I am about to give it to someone else. I feel people who find themselves feeling weak or unable to control their own destiny's should sit with this book to give them strength to move forward. It helped me to give this to someone who was in need of just that. Never rain on your own parade stand up and take control and release the people or things in your life that are pulling you down. If they are a very heavy weight why should they be your anchor? I call these people or things psychological and emotional vampires. They drain you of your own strength for their needs. In the words of a great lady named Ann Landers "No one can take advantage of you without your permission." I believe this to the truth and have lived by those words for many years. Gain strength starting with this book and others she has written. Melody Beattie was there and she speaks for many that are now in the same position. Melody offers a great deal of knowledge. Let her help you to grow stronger. Good Luck and Best Wishes to you.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    Recommended

    Excellent short daily readings on ways in improve your attitude towards life. Not pedantic.

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  • Posted August 24, 2010

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    Emerging into a healthier life.

    Perhaps it is my perspective; but I do not subscribe to the concept of co-dependency. We are all each of us interdependent on one another, with our society, and our ecosystem. What is beneficial about this book however is its curriculum of surrender, loving oneself without vanity, establishing healthy boundaries and behaviors, having patience with oneself, and removing the need to manipulate environment or other people. It engenders a high respect for free-will. It does not promote a specific spiritual or religious path yet remains spiritual none-the less.

    This book was profound when I first bought it, over the years it is not as earth shattering, but still a nice refresher and a means of centering when off balance.

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