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Motivational Melody Beattie Quotes and Sayings

Melody Beattie Quotes:- Melody Beattie is one of America’s most beloved self-help authors and a household name in addiction and recovery circles. Melody was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1948. Her father left home when she was a toddler, and she was raised by her mother. She was abducted by a stranger at age four.

Millions of readers have trusted Melody’s words of wisdom and guidance because she knows firsthand what they’re going through. In her lifetime, she has survived abandonment, kidnapping, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, and the death of a child. Her international bestselling book, Codependent No More, introduced the world to the term “codependency” in 1986.


Motivational Quotes by Melody Beattie


“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.”-Melody Beattie

Melody Beattie

“According to some Eastern religion, there is a belt that goes across the world, and I’ve heard that Minnesota is right in the heart of this spiritual-creative belt of energy.”-Melody Beattie


“Don’t violate your own code of values and ethics, but don’t waste energy trying to make other people violate theirs.”-Melody Beattie


“Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don’t.”-Melody Beattie

Motivational Quotes by Melody Beattie

“Feel what you feel, know what you know, and set your relatives free to do the same.”-Melody Beattie


“Few things can frustrate us more than trying to make a person someone he or she isn’t; we feel crazy when we try to pretend that person is someone he or she is not.”-Melody Beattie


“Few things can make us feel crazier than expecting something from someone who has nothing to give.”-Melody Beattie


“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”-Melody Beattie

Motivational Quotes by Melody Beattie


“Guilt can prevent us from setting the boundaries that would be in our best interests, and in other people’s best interests.”-Melody Beattie


“Guilt can stop us from taking healthy care of ourselves.”-Melody Beattie


Melody Beattie Quotes and Sayings


“I gave three years of my life to take care of my dying mother who had Alzheimer’s disease. Being there for her every need for three years might have looked codependent but it wasn’t because it was what I wanted to do.”-Melody Beattie

“I used to be afraid of pain, didn’t take a lot of risks, especially in love. I’m not as afraid anymore. I’m more spontaneous, more likely to say what I think.”-Melody Beattie


“I want people who have received a diagnosis of Hepatitis C to know that they didn’t just receive a death sentence. They do have options, even if the person who gave them their diagnosis isn’t aware of all of them. The path they choose doesn’t have to be one of desperation.”-Melody Beattie


“In martial arts, every time you graduate, move to another level, you don’t forget everything you’ve done. You build on it, but it’s always there.”-Melody Beattie

Motivational Quotes by Melody Beattie

“It’s hard to give up the self-esteem connected to being codependent and appearing ‘right,’ which is probably a survival behavior learned from growing up in a crazy family. It feels like you will actually disappear.”-Melody Beattie


“Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.-Melody Beattie


“Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people’s souls.-Melody Beattie

“Much of the time, the things we feel guilty about are not our issues. Another person behaves inappropriately or in some way violates our boundaries. We challenge the behavior, and the person gets angry and defensive. Then we feel guilty.”-Melody Beattie


Codependency Quotes by Melody Beattie


“Relationships are where we take our recovery on the road.”-Melody Beattie


“Some therapists have proclaimed: ‘Co-dependency is anything, and everyone is co-dependent.”-Melody Beattie

Motivational Quotes by Melody Beattie

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”-Melody Beattie


“There are almost as many definitions of co-dependency as there are experiences that represent it.”-Melody Beattie


“Twelve-step promotes spirituality, not religion. It gives a practical, day-to-day spirituality that tells me what I can and cannot control. There is room to be imperfect and to be someone who struggles to find God.”-Melody Beattie


“We are on a very rich emotional and physical journey on this planet.”-Melody Beattie

“We can trust ourselves to know when our boundaries are being violated.”-Melody Beattie


“What do you do when life blindfolds you and spins you around? We think it’s our fault, that we’re to blame when really we should be focused on being gentle with ourselves.-Melody Beattie