(Closed) Good books for working on relationship?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our pastor has recommended “10 Great Dates to Have Before I Do” for our marital studies. It’s pretty good.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My Fiance and I are reading “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.” We’ve been kind of lazy, but it is good to read it together when we do.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I liked the 5 love languages…it really helped me see where I needed to change the approach to giving love to my partner while understanding what he needed to feel loved and vice versa.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I got a really simple book from a cousin at a recent shower that’s nice.  It’s not a study your relationship book necessarily, but it some nice think and talk about it stories and inspirational quotes.  It’s called “A Love That Lasts,  Inspiring Stories from Couples Married 50 Years & Beyond”. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We read:

Love and Respect

5 love languages

His Needs, Her needs

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We really, really liked “Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love” by Sue Johnson. It came highly recommended and we found it super relatable and spot on in many cases. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I agree, The 5 Love Languages.  I believe there’s a men’s version too.  It has really helped us figure out how to “reach” each other.

Another one I keep by my bed for a quickie read every night: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Love.  It just kind of puts things in perspective and it’s very simple and easy to read.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Best EVER!

His Needs/Her Needs by Dr. Harley!

I am a huuuge fan of the Harleys and the whole marriagebuilders program!  It really does work.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We got his needs, her need from our pastor and also saving your marriage before it starts

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I highly, highly recommend “7 Principles for Making Marriage Work” by John Gottman. Gottman is the foremost academic expert on successful marriages in North America and his principles are evidence-based. He throws a lot of the typical strategies out the window. He’s studies thousands of couples and knows what does/doesn’t work.

This is also the book we used for our marriage prep course. It was fantastic.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m reading “The proper care and feeding of husbands” by Dr. Laura right now, its really good. She also has “the proper care and feeding of marriage” too. I know she gets a lot of crap from people but read the reviews of these books on Amazon and almost all of them are positive.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree with greenapples.  We did to a weekend marriage prep course (it was amazing btw and I would recommend it to every couple) and the couple that taught the class raved about John Gottman.  His research is fansinating, definately read up on him if nothing else.

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