Many people read codependent no more by melodie beattie
and someone on here said codependency for dummies by
darlene lancer is very good plus Darlene's other books.
I like lisa a romano, she has a lot on free youtube videos,
Ross Rosenberg has some free ones too. They both write
books and both have some media for sale. Dr henry cloud
has two real good books boundaries and safe people. I also
like robert burney's work.
I like john bradshaw and pia mellody work, they both do shame
work, both were at the meadows in Arizona. Pia's books they use
as training/modeling in some rehabs centers world wide. John was
a pioneer on the dysfunctional family system and did tv shows on
the family on PBS. Johns work gives you some empathy for the
sweet innocent infant and child you once were.
I'm new to this group but am a VERY codependent person. I'm clingy with past issues of abandonment and neglect due to personal problems that are our of my control. If anyone has any tips or advice to help that would be appreciated because I don't like being as codependent on other people as I am. Thanks :)
I have exhibited codependent tendencies my whole life. In and out of relationships with men who are emotionally or physically unavailable. Always getting into relationships with men who live far away, who I can't see every day, let alone once per week. Part of me takes the distance as a challenge. Like, "I can make this work, I'll gladly drive a couple of hours to be with someone I love, I can...