le 11 mars 2011
I have this book and "Codependent No More". The best way I could describe them is by saying that they are the literary equivalent of home remedies for the heart and soul. Melody Beattie has a clear and vivid way of explaining and describing without using over-heard clichés to get the point across. The book is packed full of good, common sense and helpful tools to put that good, common sense to use in real-life. While reading it, I felt like I was getting advice and help from an old, good and true friend. Although the book is ideally intended for "enablers" of alcoholics and other compulsive disorders, I bought and read it after going through a very tough break-up and discovered that it can be applied to anyone and everyone in almost any situation and accepted as a healthy way of life. I often pick it up and read through it again when I need a boost or a spot of good advice and some clear perspective.