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The New Codependency: Help and Guidance for Today's Generation

Category: Book
By (author): Beattie, Melody
Subject:  SELF-HELP / Codependency
  SELF-HELP / General
  SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
  SELF-HELP / Recovery
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: December 2009
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.43in x 5.50in x 0.80in
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From The Publisher*In Codependent No More, Melody Beattie introduced the world to the term codependency. Now a modern classic, this book established Beattie as a pioneer in self-help literature and endeared her to millions of readers who longed for healthier relationships. Twenty-five years later concepts such as self-care and setting boundaries have become entrenched in mainstream culture. Now Beattie has written a followup volume, The New Codependency, which clears up misconceptions about codependency, identifies how codependent behavior has changed, and provides a new generation with a road map to wellness.

The question remains: What is and what is not codependency? Beattie here reminds us that much of codependency is normal behavior. It's about crossing lines. There are times we do too much, care too much, feel too little, or overly engage. Feeling resentment after giving is not the same as heartfelt generosity. Narcissism and self-love, enabling and nurturing, and controlling and setting boundaries are not interchangeable terms. In The New Codependency, Beattie explores these differences, effectively invoking her own inspiring story and those of others, to empower us to step out of the victim role forever. Codependency, she shows, is not an illness but rather a series of behaviors that once broken down and analyzed can be successfully combated.

Each section offers an overview of and a series of activities pertaining to a particular behavior -- caretaking, controlling, manipulation, denial, repression, etc. -- enabling us to personalize our own step-bystep guide to wellness. These sections, in conjunction with a series of tests allowing us to assess the level of our codependent behavior, demonstrate that while it may not seem possible now, we have the power to take care of ourselves, no matter what we are experiencing.

Punctuated with Beattie's renowned candor and intuitive wisdom, The New Codependency is an owner's manual to learning to be who we are and gives us the tools necessary to reclaim our lives by renouncing unhealthy practices.
From The Publisher*Now in paperback - in the follow-up to her internationally bestselling phenomenon Codependent No more, Melody Beattie shows readers how to get back into life by choosing behaviors that work for them.
Review Quote*"'Codependent' is in the dictionary because of Melody Beattie. Her book is required reading." -- Christine Stapleton, Palm Beach Post
Biographical NoteMelody Beattie, one of the seminal figures in the recovery movement, is the author of the international bestsellerCodependent No More, which has sold over eight million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. An expert on codependency, Beattie has written fifteen books, including includeBeyond Codependency,The Language of Letting Go, andThe Grief Club, and lectures worldwide. She lives in Southern California. For more information visit her website at