We're learning to let go, to live our lives free of the grip of someone else's problems. Now we must master the art of self-care. Melody Beattie, author of the international best seller Codependent No More, brings us a book about what to do once the pain has stopped and we've begun to suspect that we have a life to live. Beyond Codependency is about what happens next. in simple, straightforward terms. Beattie takes us into the territory beyond codependency, into the realm of self-love and emotional maturity. With personal stories, hard-won insights, and activities, she teaches us to deal with shame, grow in self-esteem, overcome depravation, and get beyond our fatal attractions to find relationships that work.