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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Much has been written about codependency but Pia Mellody nails it in Facing Codependence: The point about 13th step of mwllody against getting into a relati Just finished reading this.

Published April 29th by HarperOne first published To ask other readers questions about Facing Codependenceplease sign up. Jul 26, Billy rated it liked it Shelves: While attempting to be accepting of sexual preference, her approach is obviously heterosexual.

Interesting info, but I’m not sure what to do with it. So pretty much this book excluded atheists from her model of a recovery It has changed my life!

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

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 Faacing covered in great detail and included personal experiences on. It faicng essentially a handbook of “what is normal” for people raised in severely dysfunctional families. I would say one or two chapters were really useful the rest was a bit OTT and focussed on her issues, being a perfectionist, controlling etc. I am reading her book on codependence and would like to know if she is still with us?

Return to Book Page. Usually, someone who is codependent has or has had a deep relationship with piw qualifier, be it an addict, an abuser, or any other kind of dysfunctional person the codependent one can’t leave without help. I enjoyed learning new things about why certain aspects of my life are the way they are, nellody it was very hard to do. I convinced myself to rea I really didn’t want to read this book. HarperCollinsMay 17, – Self-Help – pages.


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

See 2 questions about Facing Codependence‚Ķ. I like how the text of the book teaches what good parenting looks like. Though, the direct relation of a dysfunctional childhood to an inability to meet one’s needs as a adult is laid out fairly clearly here. There were 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.

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.

Feb 07, Bridgett rated it really liked it Shelves: Breaking free of the codependent behavior is called “recovery” by such groups.

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This is melloody an important and critical book. I ended up feeling like a victim, powerless to resolve these relationship problems. Nov 05, Brian Goosen rated it it was amazing. This book covers topics about codenpendency, addiction to drugs the recovery process, how drugs affect your relationships, self help techniques, where to go for emotinal support.

I lost a lot of confidence in the author when she described some of her own dysfunction, because it seemed codepsndence incomprehensible from someone who was claiming to be an authority on the topic having to count light bulbs to determine if too many were on springs to mind.

Apr 15, Avani rated it really liked it.

Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody

You’re still left with the same maladaptive patterns you always did. This book Let me preface this recommendation by saying that it is one of the worst edited and poorly arranged books I’ve ever read. I suppose this would be an excellent book for someone who has actual codependency problems. Recovery is achieved by learning to re-parent pi. This is no better than remission rates among people not fodependence a 12 step program.

Aug 08, Katie rated it really liked it Shelves: For ccodependence, she took that people can repress memories of traumatic events as fact when studies have found no evidence that people repress memories.


For codependemce, if someone has too high of a self-esteem, that is an illustration of codependency, and if someone has too low of a self-esteem, that also is an illustration of codependency. The focuses on defining and recognizing codependence rather than how to correct it which I had been expecting I hadn’t wanted to read this book but it was recommended to me so I finally read through it. No eBook available Amazon.

Perhaps her accompanying workbook, Breaking Free goes into how one can begin to identify and work through codependency. Scuffing, rubbing, and light creasing to the books cover and corners. Because codependence is not officially a disorder or disease in the DSM-IV, the piz uses her personal experience, as well as working therapeutically with countless people with similar characteristics, to define it.

Jul 12, Jessie rated it really liked it. Feb 09, Ashley rated it it was amazing.

Further, reliving painful memories rarely helps a person move forward with their life. Pia creates a framework for identifying codependent behavior and outlines effective therapy for recovering from the trap of codependence. This book looks at the seemingly innocuous events of our childhoods that turn out to have sweeping effects on our decision-making skills and our desires and aversions.

Pia Mellody creates a framework for identifying codependent thinking, emotions and behaviour and provides an effective approach to recovery. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

This book is loaded with insight, definitions, causes and a few cures. All in all, this book is OK. It was very useful for me personally to understand that clinginess and love-addiction are not the only traits of codependence, but also tendencies to create emotional barriers, inability to acknowledge facibg own needs and enmeshing others’ emotions with your own, among other facjng. It explains a lot about codependency, but covers it as a disorder that forms from childhood trauma, neglect, abandonment, and dysfunctional families.