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Books on Healing from Codependency

Codependency is a tricky topic for many Christians since caring for others is an important core value. However, many find themselves trapped in unhealthy enabling or controlling relationships. These books have helped many identify and heal from codependency and begin the work of developing healthy thriving relationships.

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by Jeanette Elisabeth Menter

If your life has been affected by addiction (yours or someone else's), abuse, trauma or toxic shaming, you are most likely struggling with another invisible problem - codependency. Find out how this has created life-long challenges such as endless guilt, anxiety, perfectionism, need to control, depression, and a history of dysfunctional relationships. Learn how break free to free to create the life you were always meant to have. The author writes as though she is talking only with you, offering not just information, but new tools to work through codependency as well as understanding why your life isn't working and the possibilities that lie ahead. Note: this book contains references to God/Higher Power.

by Melody Beattie

Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book.

The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life. With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.

by Melody Beattie

Written for those of us who struggle with codependency, these daily meditations offer growth and renewal, and remind us that the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own self-care.

Melody Beattie integrates her own life experiences and fundamental recovery reflections in this unique daily meditation book written especially for those of us who struggle with the issue of codependency. Problems are made to be solved, Melody reminds us, and the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own pain and self-care. In this daily inspirational book, Melody provides us with a thought to guide us through the day and she encourages us to remember that each day is an opportunity for growth and renewal.

by Darlene Lancer

This book is the most comprehensive book on the topic to date. Written in plain English and packed with sensitive, authoritative information, it describes the history, symptoms, causes, and relationship dynamics of codependency. The majority of the book is devoted to healing and lays out a clear plan for recovery with exercises, practical advice, and daily reminders to help you know, honor, protect, and express yourself. New to this edition are chapters on working the Twelve Steps to recover from codependency and how therapists/coaches/nurses are affected by codependency.


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