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Free: A Recovery Workbook for Facing Codependence
Pia Mellody, a nationally-recognized authority on
"codependence," is a consultant at The
Meadows, a treatment center for addictions in Wickenburg, Arizona.
. . . so if you are looking to make codependence your college major, then Wickenburg, Arizona might be a good place to start.
Mellody is one an author and thinker who, after experiencing certain challenges in her life, traced the origins of her suffering back to back to a wide range of emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and sexual abuse experience which she claimed were the origins of her difficulties.
The name she gave to her particular form of suffering was "codependency," which is defined as an unhealthy tendency to put others needs before your own, usually involving a person who is addicted to something such as alcohol, drugs, or sex.
A great deal of the material Mellody covers is spoken about in different sections of this site. For example:
Many other authors, such as Melodie Beatty, Susan Forward, and Robin Norwood also speak in different ways on codependency . . .
. . . and if you're looking for a penetrating look at the realities of codependency, click here.
. . . and see Harville Hendrix to understand more on how childhood experiences affect relationships, and Roy Masters on how to overcome those childhood experiences.
. . . and further, "Recovering from Codependency,"
in the thought of David Deida, means moving from "Stage One"
to "Stage Two." To go further, in moving from "Stage
Two" to what he defines as "Stage Three," click here.
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