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Book Giveaway #6: “Codependent No More & Beyond Codependency” [Enter Here]

Here’s the “secret sixth” book giveaway in my week of book giveaways! It’s specifically for my loyal weekend readers (considering I almost never publish on weekends). The book is “Codependent No More & Beyond Codependency” by Melody Beattie. This is actually 2 books in 1, and an excellent resource.

From the book cover:

How to stop controlling others and start caring for yourself.

Do you find yourself helping your friends far more than you help yourself? Is your life falling down around you while you’re busy propping up your friends when they’re in need? Well, that’s codependency (among other definitions). Here’s another definition:

A codependent person is one who has let another person’s behavior affect him or her, and who is obsessed with controlling that person’s behavior

I had a codependent relationship back in college with a former girlfriend. I let my need to help her overwhelm me and I lost track of myself. My intentions were totally pure as I thought I was helping her, but really, looking back, I was trying to control her life. I would tell her what she needed to do and get very upset when she wouldn’t listen. Eventually, she met another controlling guy who took her off my hands and a big weight was taken off my shoulders.

How to Win this Book

Sorry, this contest is closed. And the winner was JD! JD was trying all week to win a book and he finally did. I’ll be shipping out the book tomorrow JD!

Entering this contest is very simple: Leave a comment on this article by Monday, July 21st, 2008 at 8am Eastern.

I’ll use a random integer generator to draw the winning number and then email the winner to make sure they’re willing to claim their prize (i.e. send me their mailing address). Once confirmed, I’ll announce the winner in this post.

Feel free to subscribe to my RSS feed or email newsletter to learn when the winners are announced and when I post another giveaway. Who knows, I might toss up a 6th book this weekend (when less people check my site).

Contest Rules

  • I only ship to the continental U.S. states (sorry Hawaii and Alaska)
  • I will ask for your name and address for shipping, but I promise to destroy the information and never sell/share it
  • Void where prohibited by law
  • You can only enter ONE TIME. If I draw your name and see you’ve entered already, I’ll delete your entry and redraw.

Now comment! This is the most frugal way to get this book. It’s even delivered right to your doorstep (at my cost)!

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