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Reading books on dating and relationships is a great, inexpensive way to build the knowledge and skills needed to create and maintain the relationship of your dreams. The books below are full of helpful information to guide you in finding your ideal mate and transforming your relationship from ordinary to Extraordinary!

Check out the following sections:

BOOKS ON DATING
He’s Just Not That Into You
By Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo

A fun and sassy little book that offers solid advice about how to keep from making common dating mistakes that lead to broken hearts and wasted effort.

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Mars and Venus on a Date

By John Gray, PhD

An informative look at how the differences between men and women influence the dating process. Very helpful advice on how to successfully navigate the entire dating process.


The Rules for Online Dating

By Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider

A follow-up to their popular book, The Rules, this book provides helpful tips to make online dating work for you.


Are You the One For Me?
By Barbara DeAngelis

Helpful book for determining your ideal partner and avoiding the wrong partner!


Keeping the Love You Find

By Harville Hendrix

Useful information to help you identify and change patterns which may be keeping you from finding and creating your ideal relationship.


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BOOKS ON UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
Scripts People Live
By Claude Steiner

A discussion of life scripts, or patterns people get stuck in, that tend to undermine their happiness and success in life and relationships.


If This Is Love, Why Do I Feel So Insecure?

By Hindy, Schwartz, and Brodsky

An excellent volume on unhealthy love patterns. If you tend to feel anxious, insecure, hurt, or rejected in your love relationships, read this book. Based on a large research study.


How To Break Your Addiction to a Person

By Howard Halpern

Have trouble leaving relationships that are unfulfilling or not good for you? Notice a pattern of painful relationships? This book has useful information onhow to break free.


Looking for Love In All the Wrong Places

By Jed Diamond

Another informative book on the topic of romantic addiction. If you are routinely drawn to the wrong partner, this topic is worth educating yourself about.


Women Who Love Too Much

By Robin Norwood

Another helpful book if you find yourself in hurtful relationships with men who fail to meet your needs.


Love Addiction
By Martha Bireda

A workbook style book on how to break unhealthy relationship patterns.


When Your Perfect Partner Goes Perfectly Wrong
By Mary Jo Fay

Learn about the difficulties of being with a narcissistic partner and how to cope with it.


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BOOKS ON RELATIONSHIP IMPROVEMENT

Fighting For Your Marriage
by Markman, Stanely, and Blumberg

Learn how to build a successful relationship based on solid research about what keeps relationships alive.


The Relationship Cure
By John Gottman and Joan DeClaire

A great book by one of the nation’s leading marital researchers. It is based on years of research about what makes relationships work. Learn critical information to strengthen any relationship.


The Heart of Commitment
by Scott Stanely

A fabulous volume discussing the nature of commitment and how to strengthen your commitment over time. Wonderful tips about how to protect your relationship from infidelity. This book has a spiritual tone, but the information can be helpful for every couple.


After the Fight
By Daniel Wile

This book is written for therapists as well as couples and is an excellent dissection of how arguments between couples play out. Provides very insightful ideas to help couples transform their arguments into healing conversations.


Communication Miracles for Couples
By Jonathan Robinson

Fun, helpful little book that is an easy read. Creative and effective tools for couples to improve their connection by building their communication skills.


10 Great Dates
By David and Claudia Arp

Great ideas that help couples energize their connection by prescribing relationship strengthening tasks that can be incorporated into date nights.


Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
by John Gray, PhD

An insightful examination of the differences between men and women in relationships. Explains many common and frustrating relationship dilemmas and how to avoid them.


Mars and Venus in the Bedroom
By John Gray, PhD

A helpful exploration of the differences between men and women when it comes to romance and sex. Read it and learn how to increase the passion and pleasure in your relationship.


The Divorce Remedy
By Michelle Weiner Davis

Discusses seven steps to managing relationship conflicts and saving your marriage from divorce.


The Good Marriage
by Wallerstein and Blakeslee

Authors discuss 4 types of marriages and what makes them successful. Explores nine tasks that must be undertaken to build a healthy relationship.


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BOOKS ON INFIDELITY
NOT “Just Friends”
By Shirley Glass

A book on protecting your relationship from infidelity and healing from the trauma of betrayal by one the nation’s leading experts.


After the Affair
By Janis A. Spring

Helpful look at how to heal after infidelity. Useful tips for both partners.


Sexual Arrangements
By Reibstein and Richards

An interesting exploration of the who, why and what of affairs.


Private Lies
By Frank Pittman

Explores four basic patterns of infidelity and discusseshow to avoid infidelity.


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BOOKS ON PARENTING
The Heart Of Parenting
By John Gottman

In my opinion, the single best book on how to raise a happy, healthy child.


Children: The Challenge
By Rudolph Dreikurs

Another book that every parent should read. On understanding the purpose and meaning behind your child’s behaviors so that you can more effectively interact, guide, and parent them.


1-2-3 Magic
By Thomas Phelan

If you haven’t heard of this discipline technique, or need a brush up– run out and get this book. Highly effective when used consistently and properly!


His Needs, Her Needs for Parents
By Willard Harley

Informative book about how to keep love and romance alive after children. Plus parenting tips.


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OTHER INTERESTING TOPICS
The Lost Art of Listening
By Michael Nichols

A great little book that explores the impact of real listening and provides guidance about how to improve your relationship by effective listening.


The Case for Marriage
By Linda Waite and Maggie Gallagher

In this age of serial monogamy and living together, learn about the compelling benefits of marriage for men and women.


The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce

By Wallerstein, Lewis, and Blakeslee

Thinking of getting divorced? Read this book. Discusses the landmark study of divorce thatexplores the long- term impact of divorce on parents and children.


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