Shayne Recommends: Codependent No More

Codependent No More - Melody BeattieCodependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

Melody Beattie


Shayne says:

For those who often "lose themselves" in relationships. This book deconstructs controlling patterns that play out in enmeshed relationships and those who find themselves people-pleasing.

This is a book of empowerment and freedom. It provides psycho-education and tools for people who find themselves resentful of others due to lacking their own boundaries

What I love most about this book is that it is a life-changer. It helps create new patterns in relationships. It increases self-awareness and improves thought processes and understanding of self.

There may be triggering themes of spirituality, which are suggested as a road to recovery. As I always say, take what you want and leave the rest.

This book will improve relationships and help you gain self-awareness.

From the Publisher

In a crisis, it's easy to revert to old patterns. Caring for your well-being during the coronavirus pandemic includes maintaining healthy boundaries and saying no to unhealthy relationships.

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.

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--Codependent No More.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.

Melody Beattie is the author of Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook, and Playing It by Heart.

The Author

Melody Beattie is the author of numerous books about personal growth and relationships, drawing on the wisdom of Twelve Step healing, Christianity, and Eastern religions. With the publication of Codependent No More in 1986, Melody became a major voice in self-help literature and endeared herself to millions of readers striving for healthier relationships. She lives in Malibu, California.

About Shayne Adams


Shayne is a psychotherapist based in Chicago Illinois.  Her therapeutic approach is collaborative and relaxed.  Sessions resemble more of a conversation than a  traditional doctor/patient visit. She does not see her client’s concerns through a critical judgmental lens, instead, she views her clients as struggling while they do their best to navigate a stressful contradictory world. Shayne strives to understand her clients in the context of their unique experience and assist them work through the issues that trouble them.

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