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Codependent No More

Melody Beattie

5 mins

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A guide to setting boundaries, gaining self-esteem, and finding a healthy way out of our addiction to dysfunctional relationships.


Codependent No More

Codependent No More

by Melody Beattie


Codependency is a tricky customer. If a series of partners all turn out to be chemically dependent, unfaithful, unreliable, or abusive, what does that say about the chooser's own needs? Codependent No More digs deep to uncover the unmet desires and self-esteem issues that condemn so many to a lifetime of emotional martyrdom.

Melody Beattie is a survivor of drug and alcohol dependency and, in the spirit of the twelve-step program, is still a recovering addict. This updated version of Codependent No More is packed with real-life examples and inspiring tales of those who learned to put themselves, rather than other people's problems, first — with benefits for all parties. Beattie's own experience makes her a supportive, empathetic companion, full of helpful insights and practical advice.

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Codependency may or may not be an illness, but it can make you sick. And, it can help the people around you stay sick.

- Melody Beattie

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