Please note: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book.
Start Publishing Notes’ Summary, Analysis, and Review of Melody Beattie's Codependent No More includes a summary of the book, a review, analysis and key takeaways, and a detailed "about the author" section.
Melody Beattie's Codependent No More is a self-help book for families and loved ones of people with alcohol and chemical dependency. People who have loved ones with addictions are called codependents. Codependents are focused on taking care of and helping an addict to such an extent that they lose touch with their own goals, lives, and emotional needs. Codependents are not usually addicts themselves. They often feel that they do not need help, since they are not the ones who are sick, and are not the ones who are behaving badly. However, codependency leads to great unhappiness, anger, and guilt, and can make it very difficult for codependents to function or to have healthy relationships, even if a loved one becomes sober. Having a loved one who is an addict leads to long lasting trauma. Codependents need help to address this trauma.