Recommended Books - Relationships

The following is a list of books clients tell me have helped them improve their relationships.

 
 

What Makes Love Last?: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal
by John Gottman, Ph.D.

A world-renowned relationship expert shares his research about love and what it takes to develop a trusting, intimate, and emotionally fulfilling bond.

 

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
by John Gottman, Ph.D.

Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy. 

 

The Man's Guide to Women: Scientifically Proven Secrets from the "Love Lab" About What Women Really Want
by Drs. Julie and John Gottman

Based on 40 years of research, The Man’s Guide to Women unlocks the mystery of how to attract, satisfy, and succeed with a woman for a lifetime.

 

Take Back Your Marriage, Second Edition: Sticking Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart
by William J. Doherty

Discover how cracks can develop in even a rock-solid marriage, and what steps you can take to keep your love strong. 

 

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
by Sue Johnson

Learn to focus on key moments in a relationship and use them as touchpoints for seven healing conversations.

 

Not Just Friends: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity
by Shirley P. Glass

One of the world’s leading experts on infidelity provides a step-by-step guide through the process of marital infidelity—from suspicion and revelation to healing, and provides profound, practical guidance to prevent cheating and, if it happens, recover and heal from it.

 

Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life
by Emily Nagoski, PhD

An essential exploration of why and how women’s sexuality works—based on groundbreaking research and brain science—that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.

 

The New Male Sexuality, Revised Edition
by Bernie Zilbergeld, PhD

The New Male Sexuality addresses the most urgent questions of men today--and of the women who love them.

 

Be Yourself
by PFLAG

Be Yourself offers a supportive and understanding approach to today's most common questions and concerns from youth regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

 

Our Children
by PFLAG

Our Children offers a fresh eye for parents, caregivers, families, and friends about what to do when a loved ones comes out.