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  • "The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work" by John Gottman
    • This groundbreaking book is based on over 40 years of research. I am a 7 Principles Leader, and am so proud to bring 7 Principles Workshops and Retreats to you!
  • Hold Me Tight by Susan Johnston
    • Identifying the negative cycle in a relationship and rebuilding emotional closeness
  • Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
    • Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, Acts of Service and Gifts
  • Passionate Marriage by David Schnarch
    • Dr. Schnarch discusses physical intimacy and connection and how to achieve this.  He was among the first to write about human sexuality.
  • The New Rules of Marriage by Terrence Real
    • Dr. Real discusses how marriage has evolved over time and how this has impacted on the long-standing divorce rate.  He offers practical advise for improving your relationship, including being honest with each other.  Dr. Real developed Relational Life Therapy and was the first to write about male depression in “I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression”.  He also wrote “How Can I Get Through to You?: Reconnecting Men and Women”.
  • Escaping the Parent Trap by Debbie L. Cherry
    • Dr. Cherry has also written “Childproofing Your Marriage”.  Both are great resources to learn how to balance all the demands of life- marriage, children and work.
  • The Good Marriage by Judith Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee
    • Dr. Wallerstein and Dr. Blakeslee discuss various styles of marriage.  They take a more positive stance by describing what is involved in strong long-lasting marriages.  They have done research on marriage for a number of years.Love Yourself, Heal Your Life by Louise HayThere is a book and a workbook.  This book helps you overcome personal obstacles, think more positively, and create positive affirmations.  Highly recommended for those struggling with emotional hurdles or self-esteem.