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Best Codependency Books You Should Enjoy

There are countless Codependency courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself (1986)

 Best Codependency Books You Should EnjoyIs 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.
Author(s): Melody Beattie

Codependency For Dummies (2015)

 Best Codependency Books You Should EnjoyCodependency For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the most comprehensive book on the topic to date. Written in plain English and packed with sensitive, authoritative information, it describes the history, symptoms, causes, and relationship dynamics of codependency.
Author(s): Darlene Lancer

The Language of Letting Go: Meditation Series) (1990)

 Best Codependency Books You Should EnjoyMelody Beattie integrates her own life experiences and fundamental recovery reflections in this unique daily meditation book written especially for those of us who struggle with the issue of codependency. Problems are made to be solved, Melody reminds us, and the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own pain and self-care.
Author(s): Melody Beattie

Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You (2014)

 Best Codependency Books You Should EnjoyShame: the torment you feel when you’re exposed, humiliated, or rejected; the feeling of not being good enough. It’s a deeply painful and universal emotion, yet is not frequently discussed. For some, shame lurks in the unconscious, undermining self-esteem, destroying confidence, and leading to codependency.
Author(s): Darlene Lancer

Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life (2017)

 Best Codependency Books You Should EnjoyBoundaries is the book that’s helped over 2 million people learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of their lives.Does your life feel like it’s out of control? Perhaps you feel like you have to say yes to everyone’s requests. Maybe you find yourself readily taking responsibility for others’ feelings and problems.
Author(s): Henry Cloud, John Townsend

Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives (2003)

 Best Codependency Books You Should EnjoyRevised and Updated With Over 600,000 Copies SoldPia Mellody creates a framework for identifying codependent thinking, emotions and behaviour and provides an effective approach to recovery. Mellody sets forth five primary adult symptoms of this crippling condition, then traces their origin to emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical and sexual abuses that occur in childhood. Central to Mellody’s approach is the concept that the codependent adult’s injured inner child needs healing.
Author(s): Pia Mellody , Andrea Wells Miller , et al.

Codependent No More Workbook (2011)

 Best Codependency Books You Should EnjoyThe Codependent No More Workbook was designed for Melody Beattie fans spanning the generations, as well as for those who may not yet even understand the meaning and impact of their codependency. In this accessible and engaging workbook, Beattie uses her trademark down-to-earth style to offer readers a Twelve Step, interactive program to stop obsessing about others by developing the insight, strength, and resilience to start taking care of themselves.
Author(s): Melody Beattie

Empath, Narcissists and Codependency Cycle Recovery: Learn How to Deal with a Narcissistic Personality and Escape from a Codependent Relationship Even if You are a Highly Sensitive Person (2019)

 Best Codependency Books You Should EnjoyDo you want to discover how to understand, recognize and effectively deal with narcissists and codependent personalities without putting aside your own needs? If yes then keep readingAre you an emotionally sensitive person and are tired of being emotionally susceptible to manipulative people?
Author(s): Daniel Anderson

The New Codependency: Help and Guidance for Today’s Generation (2009)

 Best Codependency Books You Should EnjoyIn Codependent No More, Melody Beattie introduced the world to the term codependency. Now a modern classic, this book established Beattie as a pioneer in self-help literature and endeared her to millions of readers who longed for healthier relationships. Twenty-five years later concepts such as self-care and setting boundaries have become entrenched in mainstream culture.
Author(s): Melody Beattie

The Codependency Recovery Plan: A 5-Step Guide to Understand, Accept, and Break Free from the Codependent Cycle (2019)

 Best Codependency Books You Should EnjoyDetach―from codependency in 5-steps.You can say no. You can stop people pleasing and start setting boundaries. You can ask for what you need. You can love and be loved―without sacrifice―by breaking the codependency cycle.The Codependency Recovery Plan empowers you to have healthy, happy interdependent relationships. This actionable 5-step program is designed to help you get in touch with yourself, assert boundaries, and communicate confidently.
Author(s): Mazzola M.Ed LMFT, Krystal

Stop Codependency: Learn How to End Once and for All Codependent Relationships and Love Yourself (2019)

 Best Codependency Books You Should EnjoyAre you always giving away parts of yourself to others even if it hurts?
Author(s): Henry Baldwin

Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency (2018)

 Best Codependency Books You Should EnjoyDo you love an addict? Do you sometimes feel like their addiction is your fault? Are people calling you codependent? If our treatment toward loved ones of addicts alienates them, it’s time we change our approach. With Prodependence, Dr. Robert Weiss offers us the first fully new paradigm in over 35 years for helping those who love and care for addicts.
Author(s): Weiss LCSW CSAT-S, Robert

The Christian Codependence Recovery Workbook: From Surviving to Significance Revised and Updated (2013)

 Best Codependency Books You Should EnjoyPlease note: This book is for both participants AND group leaders. The group leader portion is at the back of the book. The Christian Codependence Recovery Workbook: From Surviving to Significance takes you through a truth-finding journey to reveal your system of love, life and relationships.
Author(s): Stephanie Tucker

Conquering Codependency (2015)

 Best Codependency Books You Should EnjoyConquering Codependency If you answer yes to any of the following questions, Conquering Codependency: A Christ-Centered 12-Step Process might be for you. If you answer yes to several, it definitely is: Conquering Codependency will help you recognize the painful problems of codependency, as well as the compulsion to fix everyone and everything.
Author(s): Pat Springle

Best Codependency Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some codependency books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Prodependence: Beyond the Myth of Codependency, Revised Edition

Author(s): Robert Weiss PhD LCSW
ID: 3367362, Publisher: Health Communications Inc, Year: 2022, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Anxiety & Communication in Relationship: A Step-by-Step Guide to Overcoming Bad Habits, Jealousy, Depression & Negative Thinking. Enhance Your Communication & Manage Codependency & Couple Conflicts

Author(s): Violet Marrow
ID: 3414545, Publisher: Violet Marrow, Year: 2021, Size: 620 Kb, Format: epub

The Codependency Workbook: Simple Practices for Developing and Maintaining Your Independence

Author(s): Krystal Mazzola MEd LMFT
ID: 2541915, Publisher: Rockridge Press, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really chart-busters according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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