Codependence and the Power of Detachment

Codependence and the Power of Detachment

How to Set Boundaries and Make your Life your Own

Book - 2008
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Codependency--living as if what others think matters more than what we think, and trying to please or change othersis an insidious and pervasive addiction. And there is a simple way out of it: detachment.

In Codependence and the Power of Detachment, bestselling author Karen Casey shares her story and the story of others who have suffered from codependency. Based on the insights and tools she's discovered during her many years of sobriety to address codependency, Casey takes readers through the steps of detaching from a bad situation: admitting the attachment, surrendering the outcome, forgiving, and focusing attention on what works. She describes how to pay attention, be aware, and take care of ourselves, and let others--husbands, family, and coworkers--become accountable for themselves.

Codependence and the Power of Detachment shows that detachment is a power anyone can claim. It is the power of sanity, of peace, of finding one's own inner strength.



Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Conari Press ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2008
ISBN: 9781573243629
1573243620
Characteristics: 174 p. ; 22 cm

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eikenb
Aug 11, 2014

You will find that most information out there regarding recovery from codependency refers to the 12 step process created by AA. Al-anon is also referred to in most codependent literature. I haven't read the book either, but have found that our codependent issues mirror that of alcoholism. We need a "drug" in order to feel good about ourselves, which is normally rolled into someone's approval of ourselves,other than looking to ourselves for approval to measure self worth. We don't feel good unless we have made someone else happy.Unfortunately, we as individuals go to hell in a hand basket because "we" don't exist to please ourselves. The relationship with our-self is very toxic, just like an alcoholic. Detachment from our "drug" is key to recovery, just like detachment form alcohol for the alcoholic. The concept is the same. The withdraw hurts just as bad as that of an alcoholic. It's always there.

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sarinaamira
May 15, 2012

Full of individual stories and "insights" based on alcoholics anonymous. I was hoping to find out how to set boundaries and get over being codependent not a book which follows alcoholics anonymous. Perhaps the book is good for someone else but as a non-alcoholic I don't even want to get into it.

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