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Front cover of Codependent No More by Melody Beattie
February 15, 2017

“Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself” by Melody Beattie

Front cover of Codependent No More by Melody BeattieWelcome to Beach House Center for Recovery’s Monthly Book Club! Each month, a member of our community recommends a book that inspired them, changed their life, helped a loved one through a tough time, or is simply too helpful to overlook.

This month, Beach House’s Healthy Relationships Therapist, Christin Verna, LMFT, recommends “Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie

How did you hear about the book?

My brother recommended this book to me.

Who is the book’s intended audience?

The book’s intended audience is for those who battle with codependency. Many in recovery also struggle with codependency and have found this book extremely helpful.

Is there a chapter or passage that is particularly meaningful to you? Can you briefly describe it?

My favorite chapter is chapter 4 as it describes the characteristics of codependency.

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Caretaking
Low Self-Worth
Repression
Obsession
Controlling
Denial
Dependency

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Poor Communication
Weak Boundaries
Lack of Trust
Anger
Sex problems
Miscellaneous
Progressive

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What do you think is the most effective pace to read or listen to the book? Small parts like a chapter a day, read the whole book in a few days, or doesn’t matter?

Read each chapter a chapter or 2 a day to allow yourself to fully digest each chapter.

Why would you recommend it?

Codependent No More offers guidance and hope to help people let go of their controlling behaviors.

Find “Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself” at Amazon.com.

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