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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It explains a lot about codependency, but covers it as a disorder that forms from childhood trauma, neglect, abandonment, and dysfunctional families.

Interesting info, facin I’m not sure what to do with it. Illustrated with black and white charts. Feb 02, Lori rated it it mellidy amazing Shelves: Very Good Condition Edition: Society began using the term as kind of a “catch-all” for all dependent behaviors or as an ex Of all the books I’ve read on Co-dependency, I like Pia’s books the best; after all, she is one of the major pioneers and authors who experienced and studied this personal phenomenon in human behavior.

I found some of the information to be extremely helpful fwcing made correlations of which I had previously been unaware. Sure, we are always working on our stuff, but saying mellodt we are always in a state of recovery puts people in the negative. This really helped me to begin to see how I victimize myself and some aspects of myself that need attention.


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Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody

Jan 03, Amanda rated it it was amazing Shelves: She does have some YouTube videos though so you can faacing find her on YouTube teaching about codependence. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Ria Christie Collections Condition: Facing Codependence By Pia Mellody. Codependent people do sabotage their lives with dysfunctional behavior. Sign In Register Help Cart. Pia Mellody’s “Facing Codependence” gives a thorough description and analysis of what codependence entails: For instance, she took that people can repress memori This book focused heavily on what codependence is and how it develops.

Sign up to receive offers and updates: Even when we found ourselves checking every box, her soothing words welcomed us and let us take up our space.

That said, the part that resonated with me most was how our upbringing can influence the traits that facong have as adults. Your childhood trauma issues with major caregivers. Also, I disagree with some other things in the book, such as a disregard for the issues of race one mention of race is made and especially class.

I was raised with the notion that “It’s not that bad,” no matter what it was or how bad it was. This invaluable resource helps diagnose the causes of faulty relationships–many of them rooted in childhood–and provides tools for self-healing so that we can move on to establish and maintain coeependence relationships. Sep 24, Vishnu rated it liked it. I ended up feeling like a victim, powerless to resolve these relationship problems.


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

In this book, Pia describes in detail the dynamics of a co-addicted relationship, the symptoms of each partner, and the stages of addiction from attraction and fantasy to denial and obsession. This is such an important and critical book.

Central to Fqcing approach is the concept that the codependent adult’s injured inner child needs healing. I never really understood what codependency was until i read this. Pia Mellody keeps the initial definition, terminology and pathology of Codependency intact and writes about it in a clear and personal way that enables a lay person to understand what this behavior is all about.

Facing Codependence

Writing on the books fly page. I even codepsndence someone who was raised in an abusive household and worked hard at learning adaptive behaviors and today is a successful person who has a stable job and raised a functional family.

Her repeated statements at how much of bad parenting could be construed as abuse seemed excessive and unhelpfully exaggerated.