Codependence and the Power of Detachment: How to Set Boundaries and Make Your Life Your Own
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Codependence and the Power of Detachment: How to Set Boundaries and Make Your Life Your Own

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Codependency--living as if what others think matters more than what we think, and trying to please or change others--is 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...more
ebook, 176 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Conari Press (first published August 1st 2008)
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This book has no real value unless your codependency issues relvolve around alcoholism. Which is fine, but I wish the author would have titled it as such or at least listed something in the description. The issues of alcoholism and codependency go together, but not all codependency issues center on alcohol or even involve it at all. I gave up on reading this book a quarter of the way in when I realized EVERY SINGLE EXAMPLE of codependency and letting go revolved around alcohol. I can see how som...more
Mo Tipton
Each chapter in this book focuses on a person's story, which is ostensibly designed to illustrate a principle of healing codependency issues. I was intrigued at first and flew through the first 60 pages or so, thinking that there would be more discussion of how these people reached healing if I only kept reading, but there's really only a paragraph or two at the end of each chapter that sums up each person's healing process, and besides "go to an Al-Anon meeting" there was little in the way of p...more
Each chapter is very like the chapter before it. Each is a story of someone with a problem with alcohol. The book is devoid of adressing codependence in other situations. In addition, each of the stories is brief and cursory. I would have learned much more with more details and fewer stories.
Christian Betheuil
You think the book is not for you because your partner is not alcoholic ... and then you realize that co-dependency is not linked to alcoholism even though that's the base the author is using.
Some stories are redundant, some are very sad, but by reading the book you realize a lot about yourself if you are the co-dependant one ... and the first thing you realize, it's not his/her fault!
I would recommend the book to anyone who feel they must make their partner happy.
Emily Holz
Not what I thought, its about people going to AA, but its still a good read.
Rachel Eldridge
This book uses case studies to explain how people practice detachment in order to resist enabling others under the false impression that it is helping them. It also shows the importance of not losing one's self in relationships with others. Case after case is explained in detail, and it is easy to identify with various lives, backgrounds, behaviors, and coping strategies.
This book focuses on the concept of detachment, which is key in becoming free of co-dependent behaviors and relationship patterns. For that reason, I liked it. Most books, even highly technical ones, do not focus on detachment as this one does. Each chapter is a case study, a different person's story. It's a short book and an easy read.
A collection of accounts of how alcoholism affects individuals and families. Codependency is addressed alongside the alcoholism and detachment is emphasized as a healthy way of taking responsibility for your own life without taking responsibility for the lives of others.
Didn't make it past page 41...doesn't address roots of codependency or really what detachment is or how to practice it. Recommend Pia Mellody's book Facing Codependence.
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Karen Casey, Ph.D., has spoken on spirituality, relationships, and personal growth for more than twenty years. She is the author of twenty books devoted to the enhancement of one's personal and spiritual journey.

Her first book, Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women has sold more than three million copies. Casey is a popular public speaker on the spirituality conference circuit, an...more
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