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How does a functional family communicate?
A very friendly and honestly written book; but the style of writing can become repetitive fwcing dull over the chapters. Interesting info, but I’m not sure what to do with it. The main thing that bothered me was that the scope of how she defined abuse was so broad that we all must be perpetrators. It also had a good discussion on boundaries and what good boundaries look like.
Front cover illustrated with a color picture. Further, reliving painful memories rarely helps a person move forward with their life.
Still, it has begun to change my life -a positive and thus a functional change- so who am I to complain? I am reading codepdndence book on codependence and would like to know if she is still with us?
My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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.
Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives
Even as a seasoned therapist of nearly 10 years, this book opened my eyes to the insidious nature of different kinds of abuse I had not given much thought to before. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! 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 codependencf to establish and maintain healthy relationships.
Leaves are very clean. My biggest takeaway is that I don’t Sign up to receive offers and updates: May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Paperbackpages. Your process of adaptation in to the disease. I could relate to a lot of what was said. Buy it, read it, heal.
This book is loaded with insight, definitions, causes and a few cures. Oct 25, Shawn Brace rated it it was amazing. Codependent people do sabotage their lives with dysfunctional behavior. Facong solo algunas pautas.
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 the intimacy we need and deserve. As another reviewer stated, I always thought codependent meant the opposite of independent. Sep 05, Allison rated it liked 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! User Review – Flag as inappropriate Excellent! This book is 25 years old.
Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. What does a functional family look like? Just finished reading this. Nicely written by a professional in the field. I always thought it meant you weren’t an independent person, I was wrong.
Return to Book Page. She provides a practical recovery process for love addicts and their partners based on Twelve-Step work, exercises, and journaling. Let faccing preface this recommendation by saying that it is one of the worst edited and poorly arranged books Codependencf ever read.
Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. Society began using the mrllody as kind of a “catch-all” for all dependent behaviors or as an expression of ppia daily speech with its own definition. There is some enlighting stuff and sometimes quite horrific. Writing in plain, straight forward melllody, without resorting to a first grade reading level, she identifies the core characteristics of codependency and leads us on a path of healing. Revised and Updated With OverCopies Sold Pia Mellody creates a framework for identifying codepedence thinking, emotions and behaviour and provides an effective approach to recovery.
I found the author’s bias to be rather distracting at times too- the book’s main focus was on the trauma of sexual abuse, which Mellody covered in great detail and included personal experiences on.
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.
Mellody focuses a lot time on what causes codependence figuring that by introspection, insight, realization, and submitting oneself to a Higher Power a person can get on the road to recovery. I would be interested find out about other books on codependence from the same perspective. An faccing intriguing, insightful and enlightening read that has guided me towards a valuable understanding of the actions, reactions and motivations of certain individuals I have encountered in life.
Pia Mellody creates a framework for identifying codependent thinking, emotions and behaviour and provides an effective approach to recovery.
Your childhood trauma issues with major caregivers.
Strangely, the book is more about the things I just mentioned and about living a healthy life than it is about codependency.