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The 5 Love Languages
The Secret to Love that Lasts
Gary Chapman - Jan 01, 2015 (first published in 1990)
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In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting ...
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
John Gottman - May 05, 2015 (first published in 1999)
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Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over the ...
Attached
The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind - and Keep - Love
Amir Levine - Jan 05, 2012 (first published in 2010)
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We rely on science to tell us everything from what to eat to when and how long to exercise, but what about relationships? Is there a scientific explanation for why some people seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle? According to psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller, the answer is a resounding...
Hold Me Tight
Dr. Sue Johnson - Apr 15, 2014
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Heralded by the New York Times and Time as the couples therapy with the highest rate of success, Emotionally Focused Therapy works because it views the love relationship as an attachment bond.This idea, once controversial, is now supported by science, and has become widely popular among therapists around the world. In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Sue Johnson...
Mating in Captivity
Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
Esther Perel - Oct 10, 2017 (first published in 2006)
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A New York City therapist examines the paradoxical relationship between domesticity and sexual desire and explains what it takes to bring lust home.One of the world’s most respected voices on erotic intelligence, Esther Perel offers a bold, provocative new take on intimacy and sex. Mating in Captivity invites us to explore the paradoxical union of ...
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The Relationship Cure
A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships
John Gottman - Jun 25, 2002
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A groundbreaking, practical program for transforming troubled relationships into positive ones“This is the best book on relationships I have ever read. . . . John Gottman has decoded the subtle secrets that can either enrich or destroy the quality of our ties with others.” Daniel B. Wile, Ph.D., author of After the Fight: Using Your Disagreements t...
The Mastery of Love
A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship
Don Miguel Ruiz - Mar 30, 1999
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In The Mastery of Love, don Miguel Ruiz illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships. Using insightful stories to bring his message to life, Ruiz shows us how to heal our emotional wounds, recover the freedom and joy that are our birthright, and store the spirit of playf...
Getting the Love You Want
A Guide for Couples, 20th Anniversary Edition
Harville Hendrix - Dec 26, 2007
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REVISED AND WITH A NEW FOREWORD ARE YOU GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT? Originally published in 1988, Getting the Love You Want has helped millions of couples attain more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships. The 20th anniversary edition contains extensive revisions to this groundbreaking book, with a new chapter, new exercises, and a...
I Love You But I Don't Trust You
The Complete Guide to Restoring Trust in Your Relationship
Mira Kirshenbaum - Feb 07, 2012
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A guide to restoring trust in broken relationships from a renowed couple's therapist. Is my relationship worth saving?Will the trust ever come back?How can things be good between us again?Whether broken trust is due to daily dishonesties, a monumental betrayal, or even a history of hurts from the past, it can put a relationship at risk. This is the...
Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay
A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship
Mira Kirshenbaum - Jul 01, 1997 (first published in 1996)
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Mira Kirshenbaum (I Love You, But I Don't Trust You), an international bestselling author and world-renowned therapist, draws on years of counseling experience to lead readers through relationship ambivalence. A careful line of 36 questions and self-analysis techniques designed to get to the heart of relationship and marriage problems.  This straig...
Mindful Relationship Habits
25 Practices for Couples to Enhance Intimacy, Nurture Closeness, and Grow a Deeper Connection
S.J. Scott - Jan 02, 2018
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Feel disconnected from your spouse or partner? Struggle to keep your relationship fresh? Worried that everything will end in heartbreak? It's easy to fall in love. The challenging part is keeping that spark alive while you and your partner deal with "the real world." Your relationship can often seem less urgent than the day-to-day emergencies tha...
Love, Sex and Staying Warm by Neil Rosenthal
I Hear You by Michael S. Sorensen
Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski
Codependent No More by Melody Beattie
Eight Dates by John Gottman
Conscious Loving by Gay Hendricks
Couple Skills by Matthew McKay
Deal Breakers by Dr. Bethany Marshall
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
Love & Respect by Emerson Eggerichs
47 Little Love Boosters for a Happy Marriage by Marko Petkovic M.Sc.
The High-Conflict Couple by Alan E. Fruzzetti
The Sex-Starved Marriage by Michele Weiner Davis
The Highly Sensitive Person in Love by Elaine N. Aron
The Love Dare by Alex Kendrick
The State of Affairs by Esther Perel
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
How to Be an Adult in Relationships by David Richo
Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone
His Needs, Her Needs by Willard F. Jr. Harley
Mr. Unavailable and the Fallback Girl by Natalie Lue NML
Stop Walking on Eggshells by Paul T. T. Mason MS
Wired for Love by Stan Tatkin PsyD MFT
To Date a Man, You Must Understand a Man by Gregg Michaelsen
When Sorry Isn't Enough by Gary Chapman
The New Rules of Marriage by Terrence Real
When the Past Is Present by David Richo
201 Relationship Questions by Barrie Davenport
woulda. coulda. shoulda. by Jennifer Hurvitz
Communication Miracles for Couples by Jonathan Robinson
Love Is Never Enough by Aaron T. Beck M.D.
Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
It's Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst
Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
Models by Mark Manson
The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
Not Quite Perfect by Catherine Bybee
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Love Does by Bob Goff
Little Moments of Love by Catana Chetwynd
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Staying For Good by Catherine Bybee
The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows
The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey
A Course in Miracles by Helen Schucman
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
Longing by Karen Kingsbury
Soppy by Philippa Rice
True Love by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare
The Wait by DeVon Franklin
How To Be A 3% Man, Winning The Heart Of The Woman Of Your Dreams by Corey Wayne
Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan
Spoiler Alert by Michael Ausiello
How to Fix a Broken Heart by Dr Guy Winch
[Our Q and A a Day by Potter Style
The Erotic Mind by Jack Morin
Sync Your Relationship, Save Your Marriage by Peter Fraenkel
Guide To Getting It On by Paul Joannides Psy.D
I'll Push You by Patrick Gray
The Queen's Code by Alison A. Armstrong
The Path Between Us by Suzanne Stabile
Relationships by Tim S. Lane
This Is Me Letting You Go by Heidi Priebe
Anger by Thich Nhat Hanh
Communion by bell hooks
Boundaries in Dating by Henry Cloud
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion by Christopher K. Germer
Not "Just Friends" by Shirley P. Glass
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden
Waiting and Dating by Myles Munroe
The Tactical Guide to Women by Shawn T. Smith
Love Is a Choice by Robert Hemfelt
The Seven Secrets to Healthy, Happy Relationships by don Miguel Ruiz Jr.
The Relationship Handbook by Dr. George Pransky
The Family Crucible by Augustus Y. Napier
Better Sex Through Mindfulness by Lori A. Brotto
Love and Respect Workbook by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
The ADHD Effect on Marriage by Melissa Orlov