Marriage & Relationships

The books on this page are all geared to helping you strengthen your marriage (especially after welcoming children into your family).


If you’re feeling disconnected from your spouse, if you want to resolve conflict in a healthier way, and if you want some strategies for building a healthy and happy partnership overall – take a look at the books in this list.


Disclosure:  Please note that the books referenced below link directly to the book on Amazon.  At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase using these links.  Please understand that I have read every one of these books, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something.  Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.


The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide by the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert, by John Gottman, Ph.D. and Nan Silver

Why Marriages Success or Fail, and How to Make Yours Last, by John Gottman, Ph.D.

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts, by Gary Chapman

And Baby Makes Three: The 6 Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives, by John Gottman, Ph.D. and Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D.

Babyproofing Your Marriage, by Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O’Neill, Julia Stone, and Rosario Camacho-Koppel

The Nine Phases of Marriage: How to Make It, Break It, Keep It, by Susan Shapiro Barash

Daring to Trust: Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy, by David Richio

Is it Love, or Is It Addiction? The Book that Changed the Way We Looked at Love and Intimacy, by Brenda Schaeffer

The DNA of Relationships, by Dr. Gary Smalley and Greg Smalley

Boundaries in Marriage, by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Toxic In-Laws: Loving Strategies for Protecting Your Marriage, by Susan Forward, Ph.D.

The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Re-Think Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More, by Bruce Feiler


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