Melody Beattie's self-help book, 'Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself', has landed at No. 63 on our list of the Top 100 self-help books of all time.
Codependency was just beginning to gain credence in the mid-1980s when Melody Beattie first published her book “How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself.” A confessional story and self-help book that tells how she fell into a codependent relationship with an alcoholic, the book hit a nerve and would go on to sell nearly 4 million copies. Beattie offers lists, information and techniques that help you detach yourself when situations are potentially harmful. The author also stresses the importantance of developing your own opinion and accepting the fact that it’s OK to disagree. Then, she goes on to show you how she was able to do it herself.
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