Co-Dependants Anonymous
Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Book Study: Codependent No More


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 109
Date:
Book Study: Codependent No More
Permalink  
 


I would like to start a book study and begin with Codependent No More by Melody Beattie.  I was thinking a chapter a week starting in a week so everyone can have an opportunity to obtain the book.

Thoughts?

Linistea

__________________


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 125
Date:
Permalink  
 

enthusiastic affirmative

__________________

it's not the change that's painful, it's the resistance to change that is painful



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 40
Date:
Permalink  
 

I like that idea too. I'm gonna find that book this weekend.

__________________

"Sometimes the lights are all shining on me - other times I can barely see - Lately its occurred to me - what a long strange trip its been."   Robert Hunter 



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 55
Date:
Permalink  
 

yes!!! I will get the book this weekend too.

__________________

"See the work.  Do the work.  Stay out of misery."  -Maharishi



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 51
Date:
Permalink  
 

Tricia,
Thank you reaching out to help others.  Awesome idea!  God is working in my life today.  smile  I have the book and will participate. 

__________________


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 105
Date:
Permalink  
 

I'll try and read the book aqain. It would work better for me if it wasn't written by the wife of an alcoholic. Maybe we can study a Bradshaw book after this. smile.gif

-- Edited by Dean on Friday 4th of March 2011 04:17:52 PM

__________________
Dean


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 125
Date:
Permalink  
 

Dean wrote:

I'll try and read the book aqain. It would work better for me if it wasn't written by the wife of an alcoholic. Maybe we can study a Bradshaw book after this. smile.gif

-- Edited by Dean on Friday 4th of March 2011 04:17:52 PM




Great Idea

Beatty was a sober alcoholic/addict in a 12 Step Program when she wrote this though, which mirrors many of our experiences

 



__________________

it's not the change that's painful, it's the resistance to change that is painful



Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 105
Date:
Permalink  
 

True, the first time I read it I was only 7 months sober so I didn't have a lot of experience with beinq sober. imslow.gif

__________________
Dean


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 125
Date:
Permalink  
 

Dean wrote:

True, the first time I read it I was only 7 months sober so I didn't have a lot of experience with beinq sober. imslow.gif




Have you seen our demographic?

Strangely enough we're all sober looking for more, Read the preface to Codependence No More and especially The Codependence Guide to the 12 steps

It's us

 



__________________

it's not the change that's painful, it's the resistance to change that is painful



Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 109
Date:
Permalink  
 

Would love to do Bradshaw next, I have no experience with his work.

Here is a link to the book on amazon.  You can click on the book and read the Introduction - and of course buy it for our book study.

I think next Sunday would be a good day to start.

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself


Linistea

-- Edited by Linistea on Friday 4th of March 2011 05:17:46 PM

__________________


Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 21
Date:
Permalink  
 


Thanks Linistea for your idea. I would love to participate.

Newlight.

__________________


Newbie

Status: Offline
Posts: 3
Date:
Permalink  
 

I ordered the book from alibris.com. They have great prices on used books.

I would like to learn more about this - I never thought I has issues with co-dependency but some of the things I've read on this site about people not living up to my expectations I see in myself. It's something I need to learn more about and find solutions for.  Plus, self-awareness is always a good thing.

Thanks Linistea

-- Edited by ferrisdp on Saturday 5th of March 2011 07:15:39 AM

__________________


Newbie

Status: Offline
Posts: 2
Date:
Permalink  
 

I would like to participate

__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 34
Date:
Permalink  
 

Count me in, great idea!

__________________
24 HRS


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 51
Date:
Permalink  
 

Linistea,
Thank you for taking the lead on this.  Could you provide a quick summary on how this should/will work?  Never been part of a book study before.  Thanks.



__________________


Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 16
Date:
Permalink  
 

I would like to join this book study, too. Just to introduce myself, I'm new to this site, and am 5 years sober and looking for a new way to work on my program. LinBaba kindly pointed me to this discussion group after I posted on the AA discussion page, and I am happy he did. I have had aspects of co-dependency all my life, and a therapist I had many years ago recommended that I join a CODA group. I tried, but didn't really work the program (that was 20 years ago). Now that I have a handle on my alcoholism, I guess it's time to re-explore co-dependency. I remember reading this book back 20 years ago (as well as the Bradshaw book). I'm energized to pull them out and re-read them both!

__________________


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 109
Date:
Permalink  
 

Welcome, NaninMinn.  We are glad you are here and look forward to having you join the book study.

Mike - I am kind of flying by the seat of my pants here.  Only been to live book study meetings.

I envisioned us each reading the appointed chapter per week on our own.  I will then post an overview of the chapter - not the whole thing - and what it meant to me and hope that others will share their thoughts on it as well.

I have emailed Melody Beattie in regards to posting some of her material here and haven't heard back.  I don't intend on posting large swaths of her material anyway, I like reading the book in my hands - highlighting - making notes in the margins - looking things up etc.  I image she won't be too upset if we just reference certain sentences and we are promoting the purchase of her book(s).  There are activities at the end of each chapter as well that we can each participate in.

If anyone has any feedback on how they would like to be handled differently, please feel free to speak (type) up!

Hope everyone's Monday was awesome.  Mine sure was.

Linistea

-- Edited by Linistea on Monday 7th of March 2011 09:22:12 PM

__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 51
Date:
Permalink  
 

Thank you Linistea. Sounds good to me.  Just wanted to be sure my thoughts were the same as yours.  Looks like they are.  smile

Welcome, NaninMinn- glad you here to join us.



__________________


Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 6
Date:
Permalink  
 

Linistea,
Found this post and understand it a bit more.  I ordered this book for my ereader and read the first chapter. 
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and others on it.
Thank you for taking on this, I believe this is something that can benefit many of us.

free

__________________


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 109
Date:
Permalink  
 

Hi Free!

Glad you are going to join us.  I just did the introduction yesterday as I wanted to give folks who haven't purchased the book a little more time to do so - and get used to doing this myself.  Slow, easy start.  Ease ourselves into the habit and come out swinging next week.

Step study tonight (also going to do the intro for the same reasons).

We are on our way! 

Linistea

__________________
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.