An insider's view of codependency and the group therapy established to deal with it uses extensive interview with members of Codependents Anonymous to show how group members derive an alternative sense of self from the group.CHAPTER SIX aquot;Even Better Than the Real Thingaquot;: Codependency as a Strategy of Emotion Management One of the most challenging aspects of this research was deciphering what people in CoDA meant when they shared about aquot;getting in touch withaquot; their emotions. ... would presumably want to act on their impulses because they would offer the most reliable guides to behavior that is consistent with who they aquot;reallyaquot; are. ... It would also, by extension, deny the value of the aquot; trueaquot; self.
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