Much has been written about codependency but Pia Mellody nails it in Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives.
Writing in plain, straight forward language, without resorting to a first grade reading level, she identifies the core characteristics of codependency and leads us on a path of healing. Even when we found ourselves checking every box, her soothing words welcomed us and let us take up our space.In addressing the roots of codependency, Pia Mellody also talks about how these patterns are passed on from generation to generation. A child who was treated as an extension of their parent, instead of a wholly autonomous person on their own, may treat their children in the same manner.
I've highly recommended this book to clients and friends alike in both paperback and audiobook form. Try it out and let me know what you think.