Deep Recovery: How to Use Your Most Difficult
Relationships to Find Out Who You Are!
Charles E. Parker
It spells out a path for recovery that includes traditional recovery values, but goes beyond
the psychobabble so often used in recovery circles. It is a book that was ahead of its time
regarding the pub. date, but in recent years has gained a wider readership due to the
maturation of the recovery movement away form terms and concepts that are now much dated.
"Codependency" includes both counterdependent and dependent variables present in all human
relationships-and its vague clinical meaning limits is use as a term or recovery concept. Most
interesting about the book is its easy application to all unbalanced relationships, and its
continued relevence seven years later. It's a basic how-to book that highlights simple
personality pattern recognition to correctly manage oneself and others. It starts out deep,
covering issues of language and thinking, and develops a useful, practical direction as the
reader sees relevant applications in everyday life.