11 Best Books About Marriage Couples Can Read TogetherThere is a lot of stigma around purchasing a relationship book. But it is time to cut the embarrassment. These range from tried-and-true classics remember Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus? This one is an absolute classic. Your parents probably had it on their bedside at some point, and though that may have been many moons ago, it is still incredibly salient. The thesis revolves around the thought that Martians men and Venusians women are in the happiest relationships when they accept their differences as positivities.
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My friends often make fun of me for forgetting everything I read. I like to think that's because I read a lot, and not because my mind is a sieve. This year I read tons of books in the category commonly known as "self-help" here at Business Insider, we prefer the term "self-improvement". And while it's true I don't remember everything I learned, there are tips and insights that will stick with me for a long time. Below, I've described the takeaways that really resonated with me and the delightful books they came from. One of the most compelling principles is the use of meta rules, which eliminate the amount of choice you have in your daily diet. Examples of meta rules include: "Unless it's a special occasion, never have seconds" and "During the week, always have salad for lunch.
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Last Updated on September 30, Relationships can be tricky things. One minute they can be going great, and the next minute everything seems to be going wrong. Talking through problems is a great way to come to a compromise with your loved one. However, counseling has its limitations. Even if you do it once week, that is only a small amount of therapy, leaving a lot of other time to let resentment and anger build. The perfect supplement to therapy to is reading some quality books on improving relationships.
As a therapist, I work with a lot of couples. While we can do important work during our sessions, they are limited to minutes every weeks. There are so many tools and techniques for the couples to practice between sessions, not to mention all the additional information many of them are seeking to supplement their sessions with. There are many resources available to help couples learn new ways to examine and strengthen their relationships. Here are 10 of my top picks from the last few years.
Pick one to read on your next date night , because even the best marriages can use a tune up. Basically any relationship book by Gottman has the approval of couples therapists everywhere, but this one is arguably the best of the best. Gottman has spent his career researching marriage partnerships, and has come up with seven essential strategies to help correct behaviors that cause discord in relationships. This insightful book may help you improve your friendships, too. Of all the books about relationships and marriage, this one seems to withstand the test of time. If marriage took place in a vacuum, there would be no outside influences—including in-laws.