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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.

1. 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. With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world…
Author(s): Melody Beattie

2. 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. The majority of the book is devoted to healing and lays out a clear plan for recovery with exercises, practical advice, and daily reminders to help you know, honor, protect, and express yourself. New to this edition are chapters on working the Twelve Steps to recover from codependency and how therapists/coaches/nurses are affected by codependency. Codependence is…
Author(s): Darlene Lancer

3. The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations for Codependents (Hazelden 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. In this daily inspirational book, Melody provides us with a thought to guide us through the day and she encourages us to remember that each day is an opportunity for growth and renewal….
Author(s): Melody Beattie

4. 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. These codependent relationships–where we overlook our own needs and desires as we try to care for, protect, or please another–often cover up abuse, addiction, or other harmful behaviors. Shame and codependency feed off one another,…
Author(s): Darlene Lancer

5. 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. Or perhaps you focus so much on being loving and unselfish that you’ve forgotten your own limits and limitations. Or maybe it’s all of the above.In the New York Times bestseller, Boundaries, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend help you learn when to say yes and…
Author(s): Henry Cloud, John Townsend

6. 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. Recovery from codependence, therefore, involves clearing up the toxic emotions left over from these painful childhood experiences. #5,295…
Author(s): Pia Mellody , Andrea Wells Miller , et al.

7. 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. Through hands-on guided journaling, exercises, and self-tests, readers will learn to integrate…
Author(s): Melody Beattie

8. 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 reading…Are you an emotionally sensitive person and are tired of being emotionally susceptible to manipulative people? Is taking responsibility for the feelings and problems of others taking a toll on your mental health and overall well-being?If you would like to learn how to set boundaries and finally say goodbye to letting manipulative people walk all over you because they know they can, then this…
Author(s): Daniel Anderson

9. 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. Now Beattie has written a followup volume, The New Codependency, which clears up misconceptions about codependency, identifies how codependent behavior has changed, and provides a new generation with a road map to wellness. The question remains: What is and…
Author(s): Melody Beattie

10. 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. You’ll be free to nurture true intimacy.The 5-steps to break the codependency cycle include: You…
Author(s): Mazzola M.Ed LMFT, Krystal

11. 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? Are you afraid of getting burnt in a relationship because you care too much? If the answer is yes, and you would like to know why you do that and how to control it, you are in the right place!In this book you can find a proper explanation of what it is codependency and how to recognize it by specific signals and behaviours, moreover this gives you the knowledge to control the codependent habit and eventually to get rid of it, so that you can begin to love yourself instead.All people should be taught how to understand deeper the…
Author(s): Henry Baldwin

12. 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. An attachment-focused model, prodependence recognizes that no one can ever love too much, nor should anyone be pathologized for whomever they choose to love as is often the case. Prodependence informs caregivers how to love more effectively, but…
Author(s): Weiss LCSW CSAT-S, Robert

13. 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. It practically addresses the manifest behaviors, emotions and needs of the codependent, while simultaneously introducing the precious truths of God’s love. This workbook doesn’t just diagnose the problem, but offers the healing principles of the Lord…
Author(s): Stephanie Tucker

14. 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. It offers sound biblical strategies that give hope and promise for healing from the damage codependency imposes upon your life and that of others. Conquering Codependency is a 12-unit course designed for a combination of individual…
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 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: Moving Beyond Codependency

Author(s): Robert Weiss; Stefanie Carnes
Publisher: Hci, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2336401

Codependency For Dummies

Author(s): Darlene Lancer
Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2015, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1643409

Understanding Codependency, Updated and Expanded: The Science Behind It and How to Break the Cycle

Author(s): Joseph Cruse, Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse
Publisher: HCI, Year: 2012, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1173217

The Too-Good Wife: Alcohol, Codependency, and the Politics of Nurturance in Postwar Japan (Ethnographic Studies in Subjectivity)

Author(s): Amy Borovoy
Publisher: , Year: 2005, Size: 840 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 475943

Twelve Steps to Destruction: Codependency Recovery Heresies

Author(s): Martin Bobgan, Deidre Bobgan
Publisher: EastGate Publishers, Year: 1991, Size: 627 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 498609

Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time

Author(s): Melody Beattie
Publisher: , Year: 1989, Size: 15 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 553919

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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