Top Books Every Couple Should Read For A Healthy RelationshipJuly 24, 2017 18:03
Top Books Every Couple Should Read For A Healthy Relationship:- Are you looking for a new couple’s activity that is just as cozy but slightly more stimulating? Then, why not dive into one of the many books couples should read?
As a couple, reading the same book together and then discussing it is one of the most powerful ways to get to know each other better, argue respectfully and also find unexpected places of agreement. Provoke your intense and otherwise silently held beliefs, recall memories, force yourself to explore gray areas or simply gratify in the world, intellect and the written word through books.
This activity can be done from the comfort of your living room. Few books are ideal for couples to read together, because they are intellectually stimulating, some are emotionally resonant, some are commentaries on the large and confusing modern world, but all will create space for further intimacy and discovery with your partner.
Pick up double copies of the books for couples to read, enjoy, and discuss together. Most couples can strengthen their marriage to a state that it has not been in years, perhaps ever with the help of these books. It would seem the price of a book or two would be well worth it, for those wanting to build awaken the passion, connection, and intimacy they once had in their relationship. Happy Reading !
The Top Ten Books For Couple To Read Are
1. “The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts” By Gary D Chapman
This book by Dr. Gary Chapman looks at one of the most common issues in relationship issues, that we speak different love languages. The Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch are the languages he has identified. Chapman is able to demonstrate each of our unique needs, and how they must be met for effective relationships. Examples from his own practice are used to illustrate his concepts.
2. “Couple Skills: Making Your Relationship Work” By Matthew McKay PhD and Patrick Fanning
This book will show how to work effectively in your relationship. Some skills focused on are: improved communication, coping with problems, and resolving conflicts in healthier ways. This version of the book teaches the reader acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). ACT helps each person to accept his or her partner’s feelings and emotions, without resorting to judgment. Couple Skills book helps the couple decide what is important to them, and put these skills into practice.
3. “Deal Breakers: When to Work On a Relationship and When to Walk Away” By Dr. Bethany Marshall
This book discusses emotionally unhealthy men. It lets you examine the people you choose, and the patterns you repeat. It makes you ask yourself when relationships can and cannot succeed. It is based in the reality of willingness of people to change, or likelihood to remain in their same bad habits. The book helps women examine what their deal breakers are. What they will and will not tolerate in a relationship. When it is worth fighting for, and when it is time to leave. One will learn to set healthy boundaries and to adhere to them.
4. “The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships” By John Gottman
The most well know couples expert we have probably is John Gottman. Numerous books have been authored by him, that help people turn troubled relationships into positive and workable ones. This book is based on 20 years of proven research. John Gottman discusses what a healthy relationship consists of, looks at emotional connections, and how the couple responds to each other’s needs.
5. “When the Past Is Present: Healing the Emotional Wounds that Sabotage our Relationships” By David Richo
In this book, David Richo explores how our present relationship can be destroyed by being stuck in the past. He states, “We all have a tendency to transfer potent feelings, needs, expectations, and beliefs from childhood or from former relationships onto the people in our daily lives, whether they are our intimate partners, friends, or acquaintances.” If we can become more aware of dysfunctional patterns, we can prevent ourselves from repeating them. This can be the key to a healthy relationship in the present.
6. “Relationships: The Ultimate Guide to Better Relationships! - Communication in Relationships to Handle Dysfunctional Relationships And Create Lasting Relationships” By Mia Conrad
This book looks at ending dysfunctional relationships. Mai Conrad needs her readers to have stronger and healthier relationships than they have ever had. She examines identifying and removing toxic people from your life. This changes a person to have relationships that give them more peace than relationships they have before.
She looks at: what breaks down and ruins relationships, what makes a relationship strong, what makes certain relationships last, why certain relationships are romantic, and having healthier and happier family connections.
7. “I Love You But I Don’t Trust You: The Complete Guide to Restoring Trust in Your Relationship” By Mira Kirshenbaum
Mira Kirshenbaum states, “Whether broken trust is due to daily dishonesties, a monumental betrayal, or even a history of hurts from the past, it can put a relationship at risk.” This book helps the couple to rebuild mildly to severely damaged trust between a couples. If trust, she looks at the stages, and when a couple has reached a stage that is appropriate to attempt to rebuild that trusts. She shows you that you can heal and trust each other again, that there is hope for the relationship if you both truly want it to work.
8. “Love, Sex and Staying Warm: Creating a Vital Relationship” By Neil Rosenthal
Neil Rosenthal states that his book helps a couples to, “Reignite Your Passion, Strengthen Your Relationship, and Keep the Romance Alive.” The intent is to prevent couples from having their relationships slowly broken down and come apart over the years. Learning to notice the warning signs before they become major concerns can strengthen the bonds of a couple. The book contains techniques and strategies that the couples can apply to reinforce their bond, and restore the passion they have for each other. Try out a quiz, techniques and examine the current status of your relationship.
9. “Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship” By Mira Kirshenbaum
Mira Kirshenbaum states that she asks the reader, “36 questions and self-analysis techniques designed to get to the heart of relationship and marriage problems.” This book is simple and direct, and works for relationships that are at any stage. It gets to the root of whether a relationship is worth working out, or whether it is comes to its natural conclusion. In a practical manner, ti helps the reader step back and look at the relationship and provides guidance on what is in their long term best interest.
10. “47 Little Love Boosters For a Happy Marriage: Connect and Instantly Deepen Your Bond No Matter How Busy You Are” By Marko Petkovic
This book discusses about relationships ranging from early days, to decades old. To keep the romance and passion going, most of the couple struggle hard. The book uses couples who are successful as examples to live by and model your relationship over. To connect with your partner and let them know they are loved, it demonstrates that it literally takes only minutes per day. She uses techniques called “Little Love Boosters for a Happy Marriage.” This is due to the fact that an individual can do them, they are very time limited, they can be done without ever leaving your house, and they cost you nothing!
The book comes with an easy to use checklist, so that you can track what you have and have not done for your partner. It even comes with an audio book you can listen to on the train, or while you are driving.