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New York-based couples therapist Sherry Amatenstein often gives husbands and wives who are looking to communicate more effectively a little bit of "homework. They can help open you to a different point of view," she says.
With the help of Amatenstein and other experts, we rounded up the the best marriage books for couples—whether you're newly engaged, flirting with tying the knot, or have been together for decades and are in search of some counseling. Pick one to read on your next date night, because even the best marriages can use a tune up. In Mating in Captivity , Perel lays out her out-of-the-box ideas for bringing sparks of lust and life back into a monogamous relationship.
She also recommends Perel's book State of Affairs. 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. Lori Gottlieb's bestselling memoir gives insight into the life and work of a therapist, making this a great pick for couples looking to gain insight into the therapeutic process.
In the memoir, Gottlieb works on her own romantic relationships alongside her therapist, lifting the veil on the process. 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. Rules, schmules! Lerner has come up with over of them, and at just under two s each, they are easy to digest, logical, and practical.
The idea is that our unconscious mind chooses a partner that helps us complete the missing pieces in our lives. Updated to include new philosophies and exercises, this book has withstood the test of time. Communication is key in all marriages and this book by Dr. Sue Johnson gives couples a fresh approach on how to do it right. While emotionally raw at times, readers are given several useful exercises to do with their partners, and are led through seven healing conversations.
If you and your spouse have an amazing sex life, kudos to you! Davis provides useful suggestions on how to break through a sexual stalemate. Each chapter consists of a fun conversation, an idea for a date on which to have the conversation , and an exercise for couples to prepare for the conversation. With more than over easy-to-follow how-tos and some spiritual wisdom, acclaimed sex educator Barbara Carrellas updates the the ancient art of tantra for modern couples.
If intimacy is what your marriage is missing, consider this read. Calling all engaged couples: Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts was written with soon-to-be-newlyweds in mind. Less a book and more an interactive reading experience, complete with self-tests and exercises, Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts helps couples build a strong foundation for marriage.
Amatenstein suggests married couples incorporate novels into their reading routine—and On Love , an illuminating and witty book about the arc of a relationship, is her go-to rec. Alain de Botton's novel tells the story of a couple, from their meet-cute in an airplane to their dreamy courtship, from their domesticity to their demise. Their specific journey contains universal insights.
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