Codependency For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118236874
  • ISBN-13: 9781118236871
  • DDC: 616.869
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 512 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Codependency is much more widespread than originally thought. Sufferers dont even have to be in a relationship. Codependents have trouble accepting themselves, so they hide who they are to be accepted by someone else. Codependency for Dummies is the most comprehensive book on codependency to date. It describes the history, symptoms, causes, and relationship dynamics of codependency and provides self-assessment questionnaires. The majority of text is devoted to healing and lays out a clear plan for recovery with exercises, practical advice, and helpful daily reminders to help readers know, honor, protect, and express themselves. Codependency For Dummies clarifies deep psychological dynamics that underlie codependency, yet is written in a conversational style thats easily readable by everyone.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Author’s Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: What Is Codependency and Who Is Codependent?.
3: When Relationships Hurt.
4: A New Definition of Codependency.
5: Characteristics of Codependents.
6: So, Are You Codependent?.
7: Breaking the Cycle of Codependency: Beginning Recovery.
8: Crossing De-Nile to Recovery.
9: The Process of Recovery.
10: How Did You Become Codependent?.
11: Taking Stock of Who You Are.
12: Nonattachment and Acceptance.
13: Learning to Value Yourself.
14: The Skills: Taking Action.
15: Finding Your Voice.
16: Recovery and Your Family, Friends, and Lovers.
17: Going for the Gold -Healing Your Past.
18: Healing Pleasures.
19: Coping with Relapse.
20: Standing on Your Own: Leaving Codependency Behind.
21: Relationships That Work.
22: Empowering You.
23: Where to Get Help.
24: The Part of Tens.
25: Ten Ways to Love Yourself.
26: Ten Daily Reminders.