Codependency Recovery Resources

 

I want you to have the best of the best Codependency Recovery Resources at your fingertips.  The following are some of the top experts in the field, and were quite instrumental in my own codependency recovery.  {And, there’s some of my work too} 🙂

Now, these are simply my top picks, but there are many other helpful resources too. Part of any recovery journey is finding out what works for you – and by that I mean navigating your own path.  Recovery is not a one-size-fits-all approach. What resonates and helps me may not be for you. That’s alright!

I find value in a variety of resources and codependency experts, as well as other gurus in the spirituality, religious, and personal development fields!  

The key is to get started somewhere.  🙂 It’s a journey, and educating yourself and listening to others’ stories through codependency can certainly help.  I do want to caution against thinking that education alone will transform you fully.  It helps, and trust me, I LOVE to learn, but my real breakthroughs came when I began a regular discipline of going inside… spiritually. Oh, and practicing. 

I’ll be adding to this list regularly!  Rooting for you!

Books

⇒ All Books by Melody Beattie

Melody Beattie is one of my favorite experts in the niche. Quite instrumental in letting me know that I wasn’t crazy in my first days realizing I was indeed struggling with codependency characteristics.

 The Human Magnet Syndrome by Ross Rosenberg

This really helped me see the “opposites attract” theory better, and gave me hope that I could do some things (focus on my own healing and growth) in order to attract someone less narcissistic or selfish the next go around.

 You’re Not Crazy – You’re Codependent

Yet another eye opener book for me.  You’ll learn a lot about the trauma and shame underneath codependency, and feel less like you’re crazy, and more like you’re on a journey of healing and hope.

 Heartwounds by Tian Dayton

Tian shows readers how relationships can be used as a vehicle for healing, personal growth and spiritual transformation. Through case studies and exercises, Dayton helps readers get in touch with the deepest parts of themselves and heal the wounds that plague them.

 Homecoming by John Bradshaw

I ate everything up by John Bradshaw. The inner healing work I achieved through his books and videos was HUGE. Read his books and watch his videos on YouTube. I assure you it will help! 

Codependency Recovery Survival Guide by Dominica Applegate

Codependency Recovery Survival Guide is not just about journeying toward freedom from codependent characteristics. It’s about YOU making a commitment to journey toward stepping into your power and potential. It’s about re-connecting with your true self, God, and unconditional Love. It’ll help you understand basic concepts around codependency and recovery, and give yourself permission to love yourself no matter what. Because you’re worthy, dear one.

 Love Junkie by Rachel Resnick 

This is actually the first book I read when I learned about codependency and read it in two days.  This memoir IS AWESOME! 

 Recycle Your Pain: It Has a Purpose by Dominica Applegate 

Writing this book was big medicine for me; therapy of the best kind! 

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Helps People Change

If a loved one is an addict or alcoholic, THIS IS A MUST READ! Also, check out the 20 minute guide for partners and parents here: The 20-Minute Guide