This was an interesting recommendation from a presenter at training I attended. It is geared more to spouses of alcohol and drug dependent people, however I have discovered a lot of good information. It is a way to help see how we give too much attention and time to the toxic people in our lives. I feel that the book is well written on an average person level with real and even funny stories.
It is informative in the fact that a lot of individuals are trying to help others and always put others feelings before there own.
In my practice I have recommend this book to individuals that are dealing with a partner that are dealing with addiction issues. I have also recommended this book to other individuals connected to someone to the point of codependency.
About the author…Melody Beattie is one of America’s most beloved self-help authors and a household name in addiction and recovery circles. Her international bestselling book, Codependent No More, introduced the world to the term “codependency”. Millions of readers have trusted Melody’s words of wisdom and guidance because she knows firsthand what they’re going through. In her lifetime, she has survived abandonment, kidnapping, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, and the death of a child.
She 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.
(Author information from www.melodybeattie.com)