If your life has been affected by addiction (yours or someone else’s), abuse, trauma or toxic shaming, you may also be struggling with another invisible problem – codependency. Without your even being aware of the connection to the above issues, it has created additional life-long challenges such as endless guilt, anxiety, perfectionism, need to control, depression, a history of dysfunctional relationships and much more. This easy to understand, interactive book will reveal how codependency has sobotaged you, the lies it created in your beliefs and the truths that expose them. Also included is a Guide to Recovery using simple acts of mindfulness to overcome harmful habits in your thinking, actions and choices that are keeping you from having peace. Once you understand you are not crazy, just coping with the deep-seated effects of codependency, you will be free to create the life you were always meant to have.
About the Author
Jeanette Elisabeth Menter is a former newspaper columnist, freelance magazine writer and Christian Lay Counselor. She began her writing career at the age of sixteen. Her interest in codependency is based in her own experiences. Having had to live through a childhood filled with addiction, abuse, ongoing shame as a way of control and more, she knows what readers are dealing with. “I had the very real need to share what I have learned along the way about this debilitating problem. I present codependency in a whole new light and believe that anyone who commits to what is laid out in this book will see positive changes in their lives.” Born in Munich, Germany, she was raised in Ohio. At the age of twenty-two, she bought a one-way train ticket to California to escape a violent relationship. She spent the next 28 years there and had a successful advertising career for over twenty years. Yet inside she was still battling the demons of codependency. In 2007 she received her Bachelor’s Degree (Cum Laude) from Indiana Wesleyan University with a focus on communications. She and her husband, John moved to Las Vegas in 2012 to be nearer to their grown children in California. “It’s amazing how many people still don’t understand codependency, even when it is consuming them and those they love. The need to fix others is always easier than accepting we are codependent and need help.” “You’re Not Crazy-You’re Codependent” is Jeanette Menter’s first book. “Like an addiction, once a codependent, always a codependent. The difference is now I control it…it doesn’t control me.”