Codependency expert Melody Beattie and other recovering codependents share their insights on balancing the need to care for oneself with caring for others. With her typical warmth and sincerity, Melody offers us practical suggestions for learning to accept and respect ourselves. She highlights successful methods for integrating the recovery process into our lives.
Personal stories illustrate how caretaking, controlling, rescuing, and enabling can be self-destructive. We learn to identify our own codependent behaviors and overcome obstacles to recovery.