Relationships can be tricky sometimes. Someday, they seem to be going great but on the rest of the days, they seem to be going completely wrong. Every relationship has one or more problems. What matters is that how we try to eradicate that issue. Talking about the problems with each other is a great way to resolve the issues. You should spend at least 8 to 10 hours of special time with your partner in a week. Reading marriage books together helps you to connect or reconnect with your partner.
Here, we are listing 10 books for a healthy relationship every couple should read. These books will strengthen and repair your relationship from a wide variety of angles.
1. “The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts”
Author: Gary D Chapman
This is a best-selling book and it is a must-read book for every couple. This book talks about one of the most common issues of a relationship i.e. we talk in different languages of love such as quality time, physical touch, affirmation, acts of service and receiving gifts. Chapman demonstrates how each of our needs must be met for an effective and long-lasting relationship.
2. “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert”
Author: John Gottman and Nan Silver
You should definitely read this book if you want to know the secret of a fulfilling marriage. This book will help you and your spouse to approach the problems and work on them. It will also help you to understand what you should avoid in a relationship to make it better.
3. “Deal Breakers: When to Work on a Relationship and When to Walk Away”
Author: Dr Bethany Marshall
This book discusses men who are emotionally unhealthy. It makes you ask yourself that why your relationship can and cannot succeed. This book helps you in examining the person you choose and what you should and should not tolerate in a relationship. Also, it helps you in examining when it’s worth fighting for and when it’s not.
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4. “Communication in Marriage: How to Communicate with Your Spouse Without Fighting”
Author: Marcus and Ashley Kusi
If you and your spouse fight a lot and find it difficult to communicate with each other without fighting, then this book is the perfect one for you. There are 7 simple and effective communication steps that will you strengthen your communication skill with your better half.
5. “Couple Skills: Making Your Relationship Work”
Author: Matthew McKay PhD and Patrick Fanning
This book will help you to work on your relationship effectively. It focuses on skills like coping with issues, resolving issues in healthy ways etc. This particular version of the book teaches us the reader commitment and commitment therapy. This therapy will help you to accept your spouse’s emotions and feelings without any hint of judgment.
6. “Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; the Respect He Desperately Needs”
Author: Dr Emerson Eggerichs
Both husband and wife need unconditional love equally. This book is about loving and respecting your partner in a very healthy way. When both the partners show love and affection towards each other, a beautiful cycle of communication and love begins.
7. “When the Past Is Present: Healing the Emotional Wounds that Sabotage our Relationships”
Author: David Richo
In this book, the writer explains how our past can ruin our present relationship if we choose to be stuck in the past. We all have a habit of transferring feelings, expectations, and needs from our past to our present. This affects the lives of our loved ones, especially of our partners. If we become aware of our dysfunctional patterns and choose to never repeat them in the future then we can have a happy relationship.
8. “Emotional and Sexual Intimacy in Marriage: How to Connect or Reconnect with Your Spouse, Grow Together, and Strengthen Your Marriage”
Author: Marcus and Ashley Kusi
This book helps you in strengthening the intimacy factor in your relationship. It does not focus only on sexual intimacy but on all the aspects of intimacy in a relationship. If you do not know how to rekindle intimacy in your marriage, read this book once.
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9. “I Love You, But I Don’t Trust You: The Complete Guide to Restoring Trust in Your Relationship”
Author: Mira Kirshenbaum
A relationship is at risk if there is broken trust in it. This book helps in rebuilding the damaged trust factor in a relationship. It shows you that you and your partner can trust each other again and there is still a hope that your relationship can work.
10. “Love, Sex and Staying Warm: Creating a Vital Relationship”
Author: Neil Rosenthal
This book helps the couples to reignite their love, strengthen the relationship and keep the romance alive. The main motive is to stop couples from ruining their relationships and falling apart from each other. The book includes some techniques that the couples can apply to restore the passion and reinforce and their bond.
Hence, we have concluded some of the books for a healthy relationship every couple should read. These books will definitely awaken your lost passion, intimacy, and connection in the relationship. Happy reading!