Friday, July 19, 2013


“Lennard Davis, author of Obsession: A History, says that codependency “describes a certain kind of behavior if you’re looking through a really stupid lens”. His criticism comes from a view that, he says, “we pathologize behaviors and feelings that for many people are normal.” Wendy Kaminer, in the New York Times Book Review, noted that Melody Beattie defined codependence as being affected by someone else’s behavior and obsessed with controlling it. Kaminer then asked, “Who isn’t?” ~David Sheff, Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy

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