Overcoming Perfectionism: The Key to a Balanced Recovery
by Ann W. Smith
Perfectionism can be an obstacle to quality living, even when it appears to produce significant rewards. For those struggling with issues of intimacy, control, letting go, relaxing and enjoying life, this book offers practical guidance about "living in the middle."
Published August 1st 1990 by HCI
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This book was recommended by a writer on Holly Lisle's How To Think Sideways forums for dealing with perfectionistic thinking that creates an obstacle to writing. So, I was a bit surprised that the book is actually about codependency and recovery from the kind of mental and emotional addiction that results from growing up in a dysfunctional family. Smith posits that perfectionism (whether overt or covert) has codependence at its roots. Because I've read tons and tons and tons and tons of litera...more