1.”Getting the Love You Want” by Harville Hendrix,
In this book, before Harville Hendrix teaches you how to improve your relationship, he asks you to think about why you were attracted to your partner in the first place. He explains that you were looking for a mate who possesses the same basic qualities as your parents. Why? Because people subconsciously seek relationships with those who will rid them of their childhood pain. Unfortunately, most people tend to reopen these wounds in their adult relationships, instead of healing them, leading to the “power struggle” that ensues in many relationships. Hendrix and his wife, Helen, created a way out of this destructive cycle with “Imago Relationship Therapy.” This therapeutic approach includes making a true, lifelong commitment, treating each other in a loving manner, learning how to communicate constructively and eliminating negativity from your relationship. If you are seeking a relationship self-help book that discusses how to avoid getting hurt, how to deepen your communication and how to build a long-term connection, Getting The Love You Want is definitely the book for you.
2. Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray
This book was written by American author and relationship counselor John Gray, after he had earned degrees in meditation and taken a correspondence course in psychology. Men are from Mars, Women are From Venus states that most common relationship problems between men and women are a result of fundamental psychological differences between the sexes, which the author exemplifies by means of its eponymous metaphor: that men and women are from distinct planets—men from Mars and Women from Venus—and that each sex is acclimated to its own planet’s society and customs, but not to those of the other.
3. Marriage Fitness by Mort Fertel
This book, Marriage Fitness, is an introduction to the Marriage Fitness methodology. It outlines the basic principles and practices. The Marriage Fitness Tele-Boot Camp is much more comprehensive and includes specific instruction about how to save your marriage, stop a divorce, end a separation, rebuild trust, heal serious hurt, as well as extensive instruction on how to deal with infidelity and recover from affairs.
4 Love, Sex and Staying Warm by Neil Rosenthal
The Internationally renowned relationship expert and “trouble-fixer”, Neil Rosenthal, shares practical and actionable strategies to rekindle your flame, strengthen your relationship, and bring you and your partner back to the passionate love you once felt. Neil offers a ton of suggestions and practical advice to help you make your relationship stronger, closer and more intimate. In this book, Love, Sex and Staying Warm, you will find everything from a quiz asking you if you are sabotaging your relationship, to an explanation of romantic intelligence, to a discussion about walling yourself off and having a guarded heart, to an exercise in deepening your relationship This book can definitely be the road map to a re-ignited relationship.
5. Keeping the Love You Find by Harville Hendrix,
Your dream of finding a partner is a natural and normal human instinct and your dream is perfectly achievable. Whatever your history, whatever your heartbreak, as a single person you are in an ideal position to learn what you need to know and what you can do to greatly improve your chances for finding, and keeping, love. With this book, renowned relationship therapist and bestselling author, Harville Hendrix, will help you to: · IDENTIFY your Imago – the fantasy partner that your unconscious mind, which has a hidden agenda of its own, has chosen for you · BREAK FREE from those patterns in your parents’ marriage that you have unknowingly accepted as your relationship model · CREATE hope in place of despair, companionship instead of loneliness · DEVELOP communication skills to turn conflict into contact – and togetherness · TRANSFORM every past relationship into a source of positive growth · DISCOVER the rewards of real love – and the little things that make it last … and more. Filled with wisdom and compassion, Keeping The Love You Find will help get your next relationship off to the best start and keep your love strong for a lifetime
Sophia Dang and Terri Barley