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Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody
I honestly think everyone should read it – and especially before a person has children but even if they already have. The problem is that 12 step programs are not effective. I recommend this book to both therapists wanting to learn about this clinical issue as well as to those struggling with codependence in their lives. Acquire concrete tools for building healthy relationships.
Jan 27, Frrobins rated it did not like it. Mellody bases codependence on the disease model and uses a 12 step approach that she does not delve much into to cure it.
Although, the definition of childhood abuse is so widely defined that the claim that the whole world population has been abused as a child, would be true indeed!
Light soiling to the bottom right corners of the books pages. Mia Pellody gives 5 core symptoms of co-dependence and how each of these could have been formed in our lives, as well as how we deal with these symptoms as adults.
Aug 08, Katie rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 06, Susie added it Shelves: Sadly, it is established that far too many children are horrifically abused, and that children who are abused remember it.
This mdllody focuses on the childhood origins of codependence, how dysfunction and abuse creates codependent adults.
It is essentially a handbook of “what is normal” for people raised in severely dysfunctional families. I always thought it meant you weren’t an independent person, I was wrong.
Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives
The only reason I wouldn’t give it five stars is that the book is occasionally exclusionary and cis-heteronormative. 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 relationships and to learn how to attain melpody intimacy we need and deserve.
Your adult disease state using codependemce 12 steps as a model. This was an intense book with a lot of hyperbole and very little hope. Even when we found ourselves checking every box, her soothing words welcomed us and let us take up our space. Just finished reading this.
Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives by Pia Mellody
This is no better than remission rates among people not attending a 12 step program. Illustrated with black and white racing. Further, the idea that memories can be repressed and recovered is damaging for several reasons. Additionally, if you didn’t have substance-abusers in your immediate family, but your parents may have when they were growing up, your parents still could’ve pass I found this book tremendously useful and informative.
I was raised with the notion that “It’s not that bad,” no matter what it was or how bad it was. Mar 14, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Preview — Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody.
There facong some good, eye-opening moments, but I would have preferred more discussion about steps forward, rather than the repeated bludgeoning of how messed up co-dependents are and how hopeless their future as parents will be. Central to Mellody’s approach is the concept that the codependent adult’s injured inner child needs healing.
Sep 24, Vishnu rated it liked it. Showing how, because of these early experiences, codependent adults often lack the skills necessary to lead mature lives and have satisfying relationships.
Mellody sets forth five primary adult symptoms of this crippling condition, then traces their meklody to emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical and sexual abuses that occur in childhood. Millions of people live satisfying, productive, and healthy lives and are atheists. I felt that there should have been more of a focus on adaptative behaviors. Buy it, read it, heal. She depended a lot on anecdotal evidence and dacing science for the basis of her book.
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. This workbook also includes specific exercises for getting into code;endence ongoing process of recovery and journaling your progress.