Take a look at these great books!
To enhance your learning about relationships, we highly recommend the following books:
The Five Love Languages
by Gary Chapman
This book is for everyone! It is essential for understanding the basic communications of love. Many couples mis-communicate. For example, one woman we know is married to an “acts of service” guy. He gives her love by mopping the kitchen floor. Unfortunately, since her love language is “words”, she didn’t receive the love he sent. Instead, she heard…”you don’t keep the floor clean enough.” Ouch! Read this book to avoid that kind of mis-communication.
Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
by John Gottman
In our mind Gottman is the King of relationship therapists. His findings are based on research, not just opinion. And while the success rate of usual relationship therapy is less than 50%, his success rate is in the 90s! A must read for anyone who wants to improve their relationship.
Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last
by John Gottman
As with all of Gottman’s books, this one is excellent! He does a great job of explaining what really makes a relationship work…AND what behaviors can kill it. A must read!
The Little Black Book of Big Red Flags: Relationship Warning Signs You Totally Spotted… But Chose to Ignore
by Natasha Burton, Julie Fishman and Meagan McCrary
This is a great book! It is both funny and insightful. If you seem to choose the wrong guys, this book will help you be more aware and make better choices in the future.