Sunday, January 12, 2014

Best Books on Relationships and Marriage

I have read quite a few books on relationships and marriage, so I'd like to create my personal reading list. 
First I am going to list 7 great books I've read personally, than 7 more books worth your time.
Of course all of those books have 4+ rating at Amazon. 
Click at the book's picture to see Amazon's reviews and detailed description.

What Makes Love Last?: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal by Gottman PhD, John and Nan Silver
Has a lot of questionnaires to test your marriage
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families Paperback by Stephen R. Covey (Author) , Sandra M. Covey (Foreword)
Establish values in your relationship. Has a lot of stories. Great to think about relationship with kids and whole family: parents+children.

Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage Paperback
by Kevin Leman (Author)
In my view it is the best book about sex in marriage
Couples Money - What Every Couple Should Know About Money and Relationships by Chris Felton (Author), Marlow Felton (Author) 
I am biased to recommend my own book :) So I'd like to list another great book about money in a long-term relationship
The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary D Chapman (Author)
This book will help to understand the best way to show love and appreciation to your partner. Hopefully you will be able to perceive your partner's real needs. 
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: Practical Guide for Improving Communication  by John Gray
Simply the best book to understand gender differences. According to Wikipedia it's more than 50 millions copies to the date.

One New Habit To Fix Your Marriage - 10 Simple Steps To Put The Joy And Intimacy Back In Your Marriage by Grace Stevens (Author)
Small and easy to read book. Helps you to deal with crisis in the relationship and, hopefully, to save it.

Now 7 books on relationship and marriage I have not read yet.  But I promise I will in future!

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God Paperback
by Timothy Keller (Author) , Kathy Keller (Contributor)

Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged—the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible.
Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, 20th Anniversary Edition Paperback
by Harville Hendrix (Author, Afterword)

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 foreword detailing Dr. Hendrix’s updated philosophy for eliminating all negativity from couples’ daily interactions, allowing readers of the 2008 edition to benefit from his ongoing discoveries during his last two decades of work.

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson (Author)  
Heralded by the New York Times and Time magazine as the couple therapy with the highest rate of success, Emotionally Focused Therapy works because it views the love relationship as an attachment bond.

The Sex-Starved Marriage: Boosting Your Marriage Libido: A Couple's Guide Paperback
by Michele Weiner Davis (Author)

 Bring the spark back into your bedroom and your relationship with gutsy and effective advice from bestselling author Michele Weiner Davis.
How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It Paperback
by Patricia Love (Author) , Steven Stosny (Author)

Men are right. The “relationship talk” does not help. Dr. Patricia Love’s and
Dr. Steven Stosny’s How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It
reveals the stunning truth about marital happiness:
Love is not about better communication.
It's about connection.

How to Be the Almost Perfect Husband: By Wives Who Know
by J.S. Salt (Author)

 What can a husband do to improve his wife's life?" That's the question J. S. Salt asked more than a thousand wives ages 19-78. It's a simple question, yet the answers promise to do more for man/woman relations than chocolates, flowers and all the sweet nothings a man can muster. Honest, revealing, wise and funny, the answers are compiled in this priceless collection.
How To Save Your Marriage In 3 Simple Steps
Lee H. Baucom Ph.D. (Author)

In this easily readable guide, Dr. Lee H. Baucom, Ph.D., the founder and creator of Save The Marriage, boils the process of saving your marriage down to 3 simple steps.
But this book is not simply about saving a marriage. It is about transforming your relationship and transforming your life.

Enjoy your reading ! You can't stop loving or wanting to love because when its right it's the best thing in the world. When you're in a relationship and its good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete.

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