Best Books to Help Your Relationship and Yourself

by Relationship Coach Rinatta Paries on July 4, 2007

in Break-ups and Divorce, Dating, Marriage, Relationships, Singles

Below you will find the best of the best books on love and relationships, for both men and women. These are some of my favorite books, the ones I suggest to clients when they are working on their relationship or single life. These are also the books I turn to when navigating my own relationship and life.

Lately I have been re-reading many of these books and hearing from clients about them, and I thought I would share them with you:

The New Rules of Marriage by Terrence Real

This book is the manual for how to have a functional relationship and marriage, and a must-have for anyone in a relationship, good or not. It’s a great read for singles so that they know what to do once they are in a relationship.

Facing Love Addiction by Pia Mellody

Pia Mellody is one of the pioneers in personal recovery field. This book is one of the few on the market exposing love addiction and love avoidance. Don’t know what either one is? You are probably a love addict or a love avoidant yourself – as most people are. This book will help you see it and heal it, and will help you bring sanity to your relationship life.

No More Mr. Nice Guy! by Robert A. Glover

This is a new book on my shelf. We all know the nice guys who either can’t seem to get into a relationship or can’t seem to get what they want. This book is a step-by-step manual to help those nice guys stop being so nice and instead become powerful, dynamic and fully in charge or their lives, all without becoming an A-holes.

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman

Although not a relationship book, this book will teach you what to do when the important people in your life have feelings. If you respond with the emotional-coaching approach outlined in this book, your relationships will immediately improve.

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Do you keep trying to please your mate, but keep falling short? Maybe you don’t know his or her love language. This book will help you figure out how to give exactly what he or she needs, and how to ask for exactly what you need. This may not fix all the trouble in your relationship, but it will help with repair, and that is very important!

What are some of your favorite relationship and intimacy-related books? Share your book ideas below.


Judy October 18, 2007 at 10:37 am

Another book that i really enjoyed, and that gives some GREAT advice is called “Lessons About Life Mamma Never Taught Us”. It offers trials and tribulations as well as advice learned from each-all at the perspective of three generations of women in the same family. A must read!!

Abundance July 13, 2007 at 10:01 am

My fave is The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman.

I remember reading it for the first time and felt absolutely ashamed of myself. I thought I was a loving husband.

But it showed how much I was lacking in many areas. This brought a great change to my relationship and now 15 years after marriage, it is stronger than ever.

Abundance Always.

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