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

Facing Codependence What it is, Where it Comes from, How it Sabotages Our Lives

What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives


Published: 1st June 1989
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Pia Mellody creates a framework for identifying codependent thinking, emotions and behaviour and provides an effective approach to recovery. Mellody sets forth five primary adult symptoms of this crippling condition, then traces their origin to emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical and sexual abuses that occur in childhood. Central to Mellody′s approach is the concept that the codependent adult′s injured inner child needs healing. Recovery from codependence, therefore, involves clearing up the toxic emotions left over from these painful childhood experiences.



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Probably everyone should read this book


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
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      provides a model of development that is stunningly elegant and has a profound ring of truth to it. Anyone thinking of having a long term relationship or children should read this book.

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      "Mellody is a true pioneer...she offers tried and effective ways to treat codependency. This is a splendid offering." -- John Bradshaw, national director of Codependency TreatmentLife Plus Institute, author of Healing the Shame That Binds You and Bradshaw On: The Family.

      Forewordp. ix
      Acknowledgmentsp. xv
      Introduction: How It All Beganp. xvii
      The Symptoms of Codependencep. 1
      Facing Codependencep. 3
      The Five Core Symptoms of Codependencep. 7
      How the Symptoms Sabotage Our Livesp. 43
      The Nature of a Childp. 59
      A Precious Child in a Functional Familyp. 61
      A Precious Child in a Dysfunctional Familyp. 74
      The Emotional Damage of Abusep. 90
      From Generation to Generationp. 107
      The Roots of Codependencep. 115
      Facing Abusep. 117
      Defenses Against Recognizing Abusep. 123
      Physical Abusep. 137
      Sexual Abusep. 149
      Emotional Abusep. 170
      Intellectual Abusep. 177
      Spiritual Abusep. 181
      Moving Toward Recoveryp. 195
      Personal Recoveryp. 197
      Appendix: A Brief History of Codependence and a Look at the Psychological Literaturep. 207
      Indexp. 219
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      ISBN: 9780062505897
      ISBN-10: 0062505890
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 272
      Published: 1st June 1989
      Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
      Country of Publication: US
      Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
      Weight (kg): 0.3