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Codependency and Addiction in Interpersonal Relationships
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The definition of a codependent relationship is very broad. In fact, every relationship we enter into has some level of codependence. As humans, we interact and rely on others to make our lives better. There are plenty of healthy relationships out there where people coexist and help each other in equal ways. It is when the relationship becomes heavily one-sided that it becomes a problem.

Dysfunctional codependent relationships are very common as well. While there are many scenarios in which they occur, addiction is very often thrown around. People who are addicted to substances like alcohol will readily manipulate those around them to support their addiction. While we have all seen this before, what is a little harder to see is relationship addiction, in which a person becomes so dependent on their partner that they will do anything to keep that relationship the same. This usually means that their partner suffers the consequences, causing tensions and resentment to rise. Often, these relationships escalate into cases of emotional and physical abuse.

This book will detail the possible scenarios of dysfunctional codependent relationships in an effort to bring light to a common, yet often undefined problem within the inner workings of society. Most people do not realize that they are manipulating others, or that they are being manipulated, but a great deal of stress stems from it.

With help recognizing these problems, you will be able to identify codependency and its triggers and find ways to set boundaries within these relationships to improve your life and the lives of those around you. It is impossible to cut interaction with people out of your life completely, and that is certainly not recommended. Instead, learn to have healthy relationships with others while protecting your best interests.

©2017 Timothy A. Bean (P)2017 Timothy A. Bean

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Highly recommended.

This book is fantastic. Once I started listening to it, I couldn't put it down. The author gives descriptions of each type of codependent so that there is a through understanding of each one, goes over the traits of each, gives examples of how you might fit into each one, then gives good sound advice, exercises, and techniques for overcoming them. Just the suggestions for building your self-esteem and learning how to love yourself make this book a must read. I recommend to everyone.

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seriously insightful audiobook!!!

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this book deserves to be read again and again. It is well explained and very intellectual in sharing the knowledge to a reader like me.

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How to really know codependent

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This is an excellent read for anyone who has ever felt compelled to give in to the wants of others, even when we would rather do something else.

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A good guide for a couple

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I found this book very interesting with case study examples and exercises which helped me identify some things I’ve been doing wrong and how to correct them. This is definitely something I intend to work on.

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brilliant guide

This book is outstanding! An absolute must-have for anyone needing to understand what codependency is and begin their recovery. It brought me immense comfort. The author is a gem to the book world.

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This book is very informative. I'm glad that I purchased it. It arrived on time and in great to have an excellent book.

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helpful book

It is a compassionate understanding of why people develop codependent behaviors, but also holds them accountable for their current behaviors that lead to unsatisfying relationships. It also presents skills and a "plan" on how to break the cycle of codependency while atill maintaining respect and compassion for other people in our lives. Learning to take care of oneself first and foremost does not require cutting people off or becoming cold-hearted as some ignorant people might suggest. It does require listening well to oneself and to orhers to make thoughtful decisions, rather than ingrained reactive ones, about how to act.

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  • ALFRIDA
  • 28-05-17

helpful book

Great book to listen to this book. It has helped with understanding and what do with the codependency issues.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-07-19

Loving research

I came across this title in a Google search to better understand a cherished person in my life's consistent reiteration of the fact that he has codependency issues. His presence and fight to do better in his life made a personal mental note to do research on this and be able to put myself in his shoes. I intend to go over it again while taking notes as I too identify with codependent tendencies. I feel with the knowledge needed and accessed in this publication I can utilize a different thought process to watch for triggers in all relationships in my life and have a more logical approach to move in healthier directions.

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  • Henry M Welch
  • 28-05-17

GOOD....GOOD...GOOD

An excellent book that goes straight to the point and the heart of the matter. Think you are being emotionally manipulated? listen to this book and you will know for sure whether or not it is your mind or someone else that is playing tricks on you. I am guessing that if you pick this book out, it is likely someone else. This book is an excellent source for getting to know the signs so you can remedy the problem.

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  • Zack
  • 28-05-17

short and easy guide

I didn't realize I was in a Codependency relationship until I listen to this book. I've always been one of those women who swore she'd never been in "that type of a relationship." But here I am and thankfully I now recognize it. If you feel unhappiness in your current relationship, this is a must listen to it. Opened my eyes and now I can heal & move forward. No one deserves to be treated badly. I recommend this book highly.

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  • UlySsEs
  • 28-05-17

Great book....

The definition of a codependent relationship is very broad. In fact, every relationship we enter into has some level of codependence. As humans, we interact and rely on others to make our lives better. There are plenty of healthy relationships out there where people coexist and help each other in equal ways. It is when the relationship becomes heavily one-sided that it becomes a problem.

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  • Bacon
  • 28-05-17

Codependency.....

It is full of practical information including a Codependency Checklist Test to help identify unhealthy relational patterns that can be applied to any type of relationship, understanding the root causes of codependency, how to confront your own codependency, and a Codependent Relationship Profile that lists attributes of unhealthy relationships.

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  • Love
  • 28-05-17

Glad to listen this book....

This book was difficult to listen to only from the standpoint of admitting to myself that I exhibit several codependent traits, but it also helped me to recognize that it is necessary for me to analyze the drive behind my thought-processes before implementing any actions.

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  • Cecelia J Wickham
  • 28-05-17

BEST AUDIO BOOK....

Codependency and Addiction in Interpersonal Relationships.We should listen to this book for more details. Glad to have this book with me. Good and useful guide. Very informative book.

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  • Gerlie Salve
  • 28-05-17

Thanks to the author.....

I like to thank the author for presenting such a great book. It is very interesting to listen and I would like to suggest this book to all who needs it. The book contains a lot of important information about Codependency and Addiction in Interpersonal Relationships.

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  • Asif
  • 28-05-17

Best book

This "Codependency" June Hunt Hope" will give me more very informative information on this very important topic called "Codependency".