Jun 5, 2023

Breaking Free from Codependency with Melody Beattie

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addiction, Authenticity, Belonging, Boundaries, codependency, Grief, Healing, Mental Health, Relationships, Self-Love, Social Media, Spirituality, Technology, Transformation


Today I am jamming with self-help pioneer, Melody Beattie! Melody is the author of many bestselling books—including The Language of Letting Go, Playing It by Heart, The Grief Club, Beyond Codependency, and The Codependent No More Workbook. In 2009, Codependent No More was named one of the four essential self-help books of all time by Newsweek

Melody Beattie’s compassionate and insightful look into codependency—the concept of losing oneself in the name of helping another—has guided millions toward the understanding that they are powerless to change anyone but themselves and that caring for the self is where healing begins. Join us today as we jam about the ins and outs of codependency in relationships, the challenges faced by those stuck in addictive or enabling cycles, the importance of setting boundaries, and how to break free.


  • Melody’s incredible journey of overcoming codependency and how she turned her life around, finding freedom and happiness along the way
  • What codependency actually means, and how people can unknowingly fall into its trap
  • The importance of setting boundaries with technology and social media, and why connecting with real people is where it’s at for our well-being
  • Tips and tricks to break free from addictive and enabling cycles, empowering yourself to make positive changes and embark on a journey of personal growth and healing

00:00 Intro 

00:33 The fine line between being human and a codependent

04:06 How writing ‘Codependent No More’ saved her life

12:31 The role of men and women in relationships

17:58 Healing the division

24:00 Choose your own circumstance

28:21 Boundaries for tech and social media

32:42 Unveiling collective codependency

38:02 Trauma reflecting in present-day anxiety

40:22 How to break free

46:38 Learn to love yourself unconditionally

49:26 There’s nothing human about technology