Codependency is much more widespread than originally thought. Sufferers don't even have to be in a relationship. Codependents have trouble accepting themselves, so they hide who they are to be accepted by someone else. Codependency for Dummies is the most comprehensive book on codependency to date. It describes the history, symptoms, causes and relationship dynamics of codependency and provides self-assessment questionnaires. The majority of text is devoted to healing and lays out a clear plan for recovery with exercises, practical advice and helpful daily reminders to help readers know, honor, protect and express themselves.