Summary

Stop being a victim and develop healthy, happy relationships A codependent lives as if what others think matters more than what they think, and as if they can please or change someone else. It' s an insidious and pervasive addiction. And there is a simple way out of it: detachment. Best-selling author Karen Casey shares the insights and tools she's discovered in her own decades of sobriety and in talking with other codependents.
Her unique treatment of this much talked about, but not clearly understood, syndrome focuses not on the cause, but on the individual's own power to detach from a bad situation and make a choice for recovery.
Casey takes readers through the steps of detaching-admitting our attachment, surrendering outcome, forgiving, focusing our attention on what works. She describes how to pay attention, be aware, and take care of ourselves, and let others-husbands, family, coworkers-be accountable for themselves.
Codependence and the Power of Detachment shows that detachment is a power anyone can claim. It is the power of sanity, of peace, of finding one's own inner strength.
©2008 Karen Casey (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By R. Ashrafi on 18-10-12

personal stories that will touch you

The personal stories of her own friends' lives that Karen shares with the reader are what will really touch you. These stories will ring true for you and although she isn't trying to "teach" us any "lesson", you might just get a profound understand of the message that she is trying to convey. Give this a listen and you will learn to hear your own voice better that is telling you what is best for you.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By chris on 04-01-15

I expected more from the author

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The book, in my opinion, is rather a compilation of stories with relatively little elaboration and quite a lot of repetitions from the authors other book I listened to.

If you’ve listened to books by Karen Casey before, how does this one compare?

Significantly less interesting with little new insights

What aspect of Joyce Bean’s performance might you have changed?

Reading was gook

Any additional comments?

I am rather disappointed with this work of the author from whom I expected more insights and after having listened to her other book on detachment.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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1 out of 5 stars
By Glenda Alley on 07-05-14

Disappointed at the content

What would have made Codependence and the Power of Detachment better?

One massive Al Anon advertisement. Author gives multiple scenarios of Co dependence and provides absolutely NO helpful advice to moving through these situations, only solutions given are "Go to Al Anon meeting"????

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By V. J. on 14-06-18

No Solutions

The whole book is about testimonials and case studies. There weren't any tools, steps or instructions on how to detach from unhealthy relationships.

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