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Facing Codependence

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

by Pia Mellody, Andrea Wells Miller, J. Keith Miller

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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Categories: Health & WellnessPsychology & Mental HealthRelationships, Parenting & Personal Development

Reading time: 45 hours


Neil Strauss
Author and Journalist

Codependence is a word that’s used a lot, but really rarely understood, and this book isn’t just about relationships for me. What it is, is it presents a model of trauma that to me has been key to understanding my life and to helping others and is really life changing.