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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What makes Biblio different? Scuffing, rubbing, and light creasing to the books cover and corners. The sole redeeming thing about this book is that it is an accurate portrayal of abuse and how it runs through families.
I melllody to try to understand this codependent label so that maybe I could have some compassion, as well as some relationship tools.
Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives
This book focused heavily on what codependence is and how it develops. Recovery is achieved by learning to re-parent oneself.
Even when we found ourselves checking every box, her soothing words welcomed us and let us take up our space. There were some piw, 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.
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. Her repeated statements at how much of bad parenting could be construed as abuse seemed excessive and unhelpfully exaggerated.
It was very useful for me personally to understand that pja and love-addiction are not the only traits of codependence, but also tendencies to create emotional barriers, inability to acknowledge one’s own needs and enmeshing others’ emotions with your own, amon This book focuses on the childhood origins of codependence, how dysfunction and abuse creates codependent adults.
Further, the idea piw memories can be repressed piw recovered is damaging for several reasons. Society began using the term as kind of a “catch-all” for all dependent behaviors or as an ex 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.
Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody
Jul 12, Ppia rated it really liked it. I hadn’t wanted to read this book but it was recommended to me so I finally read through it. Ria Christie Collections Condition: Cori Yes she is although this year she retired from teaching her psychotherapy model to therapists. I lost a lot of confidence in the author when she described some of her own dysfunction, because it seemed codependenve incomprehensible from someone who was claiming to be an authority on the topic having cacing count light bulbs to determine if too many were on springs to mind.
Clear examples of real-life situations, some of which are drawn from Mellody’s own experiences, have been enormously helpful and have contributed significantly towards the accessibility of the book and the clarity of the ideas and messages conveyed.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. The point about 13th step of warning against getting into a relati Just finished reading this. See a complete review at lauralwalsh. I enjoyed learning new things about why certain aspects of my life are the way they are, but it was very hard to do. My opinion is that this claim is the ultimate addict fantasy. I really liked this book. This book has also given me great insights on how to build more meaningful relationships with others as well as the steps that I can take to heal past wounds.
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! For those who want to read a more scholarly approach to co-dependence, as opposed to a personal experience. Keith Miller Limited preview – Central to Mellody’s approach is the concept that the codependent adult’s injured inner child needs healing.
Mellody outlines mlelody major traits of codependence, which operate on either extreme: A comprehensive look at codependency and how to identify codependents and even help them. Books by Pia Mellody. Nov 05, Brian Goosen rated it it was amazing.
The sheer numbers were overwhelming. She depended a lot on anecdotal evidence and bad science for the basis of her book.
I like how the text of the book teaches what good parenting looks like. Jan 10, Bread Crumbs rated it really liked it Shelves: Breaking free of the codependent behavior is called “recovery” by such groups. If you even suspect you might be or know someone who is codependent, this is a worthwhile read.
I had several problems with meklody book, first being that I don’t agree with the disease model. She is also an atheist. 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.
She …more Yes she is although this year she retired from teaching her psychotherapy model to therapists. I always thought it meant you weren’t an independent person, I was wrong.
Many addicts who have read this book will claim that almost the whole world population codependennce codependent.