by Dr. Robert Hemfelt, Dr. Frank Minirth, and Dr. Paul Meier
If you identify with any of these statements, you-like one in four Americans-may be codependent. "The concept of dependency and codependency," the authors write, "is no longer limited to alcohol; it takes the rest of the (substance-abuse) spectrum...and includes nearly any obsessive compulsion," including eating disorders, sex-addiction, and workaholism. These and other dependencies lock addicts and their codependents in an endless cycle of addiction, denial, resentment, and anger.
There is no joy in doing everything for another and calling it love. Even if you believe you are making intelligent choices-It's simpler to do it myself! He needs my help! I just want to keep the peace! If I don't do it, no one will!-the burden of codependency will cause untold misery in your life and in the lives of your family members.
Is codependency at the root of your unhappiness? Let the doctors of the Meier New Life Clinics and the Minirth Clinic walk you through their ten proven stages to recovery from codependency, introducing a new dimension: the important stage of seeing God's unconditional love as the answer to your deepest emotional needs and your hunger for love.