Inspirational / Informational Reading List

Some Recommended Reading:

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Here Are Some Good Resources among Many:

Marriage and Relationships:


More Thought-Provoking, Useful Books and Materials:

The Verbally Abusive Relationship - by Patricia Evans                         

Married to Distraction - by Edward Hallowell, M.D.

Gay Men’s Guide To Love and Relationships - by Dr. Richard L. Travis

Coming Out Young And Faithful - by Leanne McCall Tigert and Timothy J. Brown

The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom - by Rick Hanson

Conscious Loving: The Journey to Co-Commitment - by Gay and Kathlyn Hendrix

Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up - by Harriet Lerner

The Dance of Intimacy - by Harriet Lerner

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It - by Patricia Love and Steven Stosny

Rewire Your Brain For Love: Creating Vibrant Relationships Using the Science of Mindfulness - by Marsha Lucas

The New Rules of Marriage - by Terrance Real

Unlikely Teachers: Finding The Hidden Gifts in Daily Conflict - by Judy Ringer

ScreamFree Marriage: Calming Down, Growing Up, and Getting Closer - by Hal Edward Runkel

You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation - by Deborah Tannen, Ph.D.

Love and War in Intimate Relationships: Connection, Disconnection, and Mutual Regulation in Couple Therapy - by Marion Solomon and Stan Tatkin

Should I Try To Work It Out? A Guidebook For Individuals And Couples At The Brink Of Divorce - by Hawkins, Fackrell and Harris

75 Habits For a Happy Marriage - by Ashley Davis Bush and Daniel Bush

Claim Your Inner Grownup – 4 Essential Steps to Authentic Adulthood - by Ashley Davis Bush, ACSW

The Mind Body Code – How the Mind Wounds and Heals the Body - by Mario Martinez

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parentsby Lindsay C. Gibson, Psy.D.


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