• Beyond Codependency

  • And Getting Better All the Time
  • By: Melody Beattie
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (487 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Author Melody Beattie's Codependent No More spent an astonishing three years on the New York Times best seller list and made codependent a household word. In this thoughtful sequel, she offers further helpful advice for making permanent, positive lifestyle changes.

Alcoholism, drug abuse, and similar destructive practices can render families dysfunctional. When the children of these families become adults, they sometimes develop self-defeating survival tactics, such as low self-esteem or an obsession with controlling another person's behavior. To help those stuck in codependent cycles identify and eliminate such troubling issues from their relationships, Beattie shares wisdom gained from years of experience. Beyond Codependency is a sensitive and supportive audiobook that encourages listeners to adopt a practical approach when confronting their own unhealthy and unproductive behaviors. As she did with the original, narrator Christina Moore lends her reassuring voice to this important book.

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Critic Reviews

"[An] encouraging sequel to Beattie's groundbreaking book on the dynamics of codependency." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Thank you Melody, again.

Melodies first book, "Codependant No More", was suggested to me early in my recovery from drug, alcohol and caretaking addictions. I read it about ten years later, thinking it was not what I had needed at the time when it was suggested. Oh the endless misery it could have saved me if I'd have read it sooner. Don't wait to read both of these books. Please read them both now as though your life depended on it, because it very well may. My life has always been rather charmed. I almost felt bad for having problems getting my life together because from outside appearances, I had no reason to not thrive. But my life, my very existence was never about me, outside of the self loathing I was partaking in. Melody opened my eyes to the real root of all my problems in her books. I gained control of my life, for the first time in my life, due to the knowledge within her writing that I gained and applied. I'm now in control of how I feel, what I do, why I do it, how I do it, and no one can cause me to be anxious or angry or any other feeling. I feel like some kind of wise ninja, lol... Thank you so much Melody.

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Melody and Christina! thank you both! awesome job! I like how Melody brought in many examples and scenarios and even included the kids in our codependent lives. I like how she says we need relationships. I will work on it. I had figured i was done, but I won't know if I am healed if I don't try! and Christina, you are perfect for narrating Melody's work. much love for you 2! xoxo

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Thank You, Namiste

I absolutely loved it! The entire experience was a sensation of feeling as if The Divine was holding mw and letting me know, He's Got Me.

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filled with wisdom

This book is filled with insight on humanity, not just people who grew up with or married alcoholics. I loved her ending too. We are here to love ourselves and each other, just as God intended.

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my gosh someone please shut this woman up

I have almost gotten into three car accidents because of this womans boring voice I cannot stand it what a waste of a book credit

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Life changing book

this book was one of the most transformational books in my life. It taught me so much about my past relationships and also some key qualities that codependency causes in many people's lives such as shame. I was not shamed as a child yet I have been in relationships with women who have been and it is something that I could never comprehend but after this book I really have a lot of empathy for what is going on in their life. I'm so grateful for this book.

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What a Beautiful Book

I read this book after reading codependent no more. I’ve read other codependency healing books and Melody Beattie’s explanations, insight and advice has a unique wording that speaks to the heart. I have ordered another book of hers with daily meditations and it has helped me. I look forward to reading it every morning. I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone in the path of continuous healing. I love that she took a chapter to speak about children and the importance of them needing to heal as well. I also loved the stories she chose to use in this book because they were perfectly relatable in many ways. A lot of problems I’ve always wondered about or thought no one would really understand was perfectly explained with solutions in such a clear way. She stays on topic and organizes such a messy and depressing topic in ways that felt as if various light bulbs just turned on in my head. I was asleep and confused for years but Melody’s books especially this one turned my life around and I am forever thankful.

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too much religion for my taste

the solution to problems should be in our own hands instead of some "external" force.

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highly recommend

if you're looking for a book to show you what recovery looks like this is it

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a good refresher course

a good refresher course, but not a lot of *meat", mostly anecdotal stories, a bit simple.

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  • Dominique
  • 07-06-21

Life Affirming

Essential reading for those in recovery from codependency looking for additional support and community in their process. A wonderful book written with warmth and authenticity.

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  • Jason Kiernan
  • 08-15-22

essential if you have read the 1st one

Excellent information communicated perfectly. this book is so helpful and the narrators voice is very easy to listen to..I will be listening to this again

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-22-21

Essential reading

I can’t stress how much reading this has furthered me on my recovery journey! Just to simply know that progress is never linear and slips are a normal part of it has made a world of difference to me. If you have any codependency issues this book is an essential read.
The voice of the reader was ok but contents made up for it .

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  • Belinda Davis
  • 06-01-18

This book is a brilliant resource for recovery !!

I found this book an excellent instructional guide for life changing work in recovery. excellent.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-07-21

so helpful

this book has been so helpful for me and I plan to relisten to it again over and over as it really calmed my soul

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  • Francis
  • 11-06-21

Informative, original

Easy to consume, with original idea.
Story based.
Resonanced with me.

After hearing 20 minutes, decided to listen to the end.

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  • Cat Masters
  • 11-02-21

Insightful and practical

Beyond codependency provides the codependent with tools strategies tips and guidance on our journey in recovery from codependency. Melody has helped me to understand codependency and I will be eternally grateful. This is a helpful book fir all codependents. Great narration by Christina. Easy to listen to and very informative.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-09-20

Very helpful

Very helpful and well narrated. It’s best to have an understanding of codependency before reading this as this is more about the how to of recovery.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-13-19

Inspiration, practical and helpful. thankyou

the stuff on boundaries, and all codependency issues was astounding. very grateful to have read this book/listened to it

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  • Kat B
  • 06-13-19

Re read

Very helpful info,practical and applicable .I've read this book 3x now and each time I hear something new

Well read Thank you