Talk, Trust and Feel: Keeping Codependency Out of Your Life

Talk, Trust and Feel: Keeping Codependency Out of Your Life

by Melody Beattie, Veronica Ray, Brenda Schaeffer
     
 
For all of us recovering from codependency, especially those working the Twelve Steps, TALK, TRUST, AND FEEL offers reinforcement and inspiring perspectives from 10 of Hazelden's leading voices. Ttheir wise observations help us let go of our desire to change the other person and take responsibility for ourselves as continue our journey toward wholeness.

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For all of us recovering from codependency, especially those working the Twelve Steps, TALK, TRUST, AND FEEL offers reinforcement and inspiring perspectives from 10 of Hazelden's leading voices. Ttheir wise observations help us let go of our desire to change the other person and take responsibility for ourselves as continue our journey toward wholeness.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Codependency, according to Beattie ( Beyond Codependency ), is an addictive behavior pattern in which a person ``lets another's behavior affect him or her, and . . . is obsessed with controlling that person's behavior.'' These essays are directed at anyone caught in such a relationship: effectively they form a ``greatest hits'' collection of Hazelden codependency self-help pamphlets. Beattie's piece discusses relapses into codependency, which she calls ``recycling.'' Schneider ( Back from Betrayal ) provides insights into how to apply 12-step recovery programs, like Al-Anon and Alcoholics Anonymous, to codependency. Hough and Hardy ( Against The Wall: Men's Reality in a Codependent Culture ) contribute a thoughtful article on how societal norms make codependency appear a female problem when, in reality, its symptoms are different in men and in women. Despite the abundance of checklists, case histories and personal stories, this volume is burdened by having to offer generalized advice to readers with specific problems. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780894867965
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Series:
Hazelden Recovery Books
Pages:
170

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