• by Timothy A. Bean
  • Narrated by Michael Hatak
  • 1 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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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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- Henry M Welch

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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- Zack

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-25-2017
  • Publisher: Timothy A. Bean