(Closed) Relationship Book Recs?

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

How to Win Friends and Influence People is actually really great for relationships!

It taught me to focus not on being right, but on making the other person feel important and listened to… always a key thing in relationships!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I really enjoyed Project Everlasting, http://www.projecteverlasting.com/. It is a book written by bachelors who interview couples who have been married for a minimum amount of years, I think it was 50 or more. They write about relationship advice and what makes tehir marriage/commitment work. I read it earlier this year and found it really inspiring.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married, by Bloom

 

A lot of it’s common sense, but it’s good reinforcement all the same. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2008

His Needs, Her Needs

 

I got this as a shower gift from one of my Mom’s friends and it is great –  really helps you identify what your biggest needs are (and vice versa) and puts you to task about the need to spend time together to develop and sustain your relationship.  The same author has lots of other books too. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We got these two books from our local walden books when it went out of business called "About Us" and "About Me". 

They are both fill in the blank books that ask you questions about yourself, your mate, and your relatioship.  We haven’t done th about me one yet but it’s self exploration where the about us in for the relatioship.  We did it as kind of a date night.  We haven’t finished it yet but it was a lot of fun!

http://www.amazon.com/All-About-Us-Philipp-Keel/dp/0767905016/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1233338591&sr=8-1

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

OMG rnc620, my Fiance and I got the "About Us" book too!  We love it!  It’s great conversation starter, and we can talk all night about even just one of the questions, like "How many children do you want to have?"

My Fiance accused the book of being antagonistic with the sections about exes and religion and politics.  I said we can have a veto rule so if a question pops up we don’t want to talk about, we veto it for the night.

Love that book!  There are so many things I learned about him (and we’ve been together for 3 1/2 years, I know a lot!)

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

We should having a Weddingbee book swap!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I did the "All About Us" book with my ex, but we were a little younger, and fewer of the questions applied to us at the time.  I would love to do it with my Fiance now. I saw it in a bookstore recently and thought maybe I’ll buy it for Valentine’s Day. 🙂

I’ve also always wanted to read Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus and I haven’t yet…I should get on that.

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