In writing a book about codependency, I found the following books an excellent primer on recovery & codependency.
If you're new to the world of the 12 Steps, I think Russell Brand's book Recovery is the best place to start. If you're hesitant about 12 steps, or prefer a yogic perspective, Tommy Rosen's Recovery 2.0 is a remarkable synthesis of these two paths. Laura McKowen's book We Are The Luckiest is so beautifully written, and is a soft and poetic gateway to the transition to a better life.
I'm not a tremendous fan of labels, and I find that the term "codependency" doesn't quite suit me, just as I think "addict" doesn't quite suit some people. I believe that both codependency and addiction are part of the spectrum of human behavior that has the potential to manifest in all of us.
Anne Lamott has written so many lovely books that are quite relatable for those of us on a path of recovery, and Glennon Doyle's Untamed is a resonant gem.
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