This book really helped me to understand where my codependency came from and gave me a really good launching place for some therapy to begin. It also clearly outlines how a healthy individual behaves. The two authors talk about their type of therapy and really it freaked me out. My two sisters-in-law were reading the book with me. I finished the book entirely and they are having trouble finishing it because some of the therapy is so weird that it kind of creeps us all out. I just tried to take it with a grain of salt. So, take the best, leave the rest.