Recommended Reading

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  • Getting the Love You Want, Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
  • 101 Things I wish I Knew When I Got Married, Linda & Charlie Bloom
  • The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work, John Gottman, Ph.D.
  • The New Rules of Marriage, Terry Real, MSW
  • Hot Monogamy, and The Truth About Love, Pat Love, Ed.D.
  • Rekindling Desire, Barry McCarthy, Ph.D. & Emily McCarthy
  • Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel


  • The State of Affairs, Esther Perel
  • After the Affair, and How Can I forgive you, Janis Spring, Ph.D.
  • Not Just Friends, Shirley Glass, Ph.D.
  • Getting Past the Affair, Snyder, Baucom & Gordon


  • Atomic Habits, James Clear 
  • Rewire Your Anxious Brain, Catherine Pittman Ph.D 
  • You are a Badass, Jen Sincero  
  • Learned Optimism, Martin Seligman, Ph.D. 
  • Co-dependent No More, Melody Beattie 
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain 
  • I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming The Secret Legacy of Male Depression, Terry Real 
  • Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
  • Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong, Brene Brown, LCSW, Ph.D. 


  • One Two Three Magic, Thomas Phelan, Ph.D.
  • The Gesell Institute of Child Development Series, Louise Ames & Frances Ilg
  • Parenting with Love and Logic, Foster Cline, M.D.
  • Teen Boys. Raising Cain, Dan Kindlon, Ph.D and Michael Thompson, Ph.D
  • Teen Girls. Untangled, Lisa Damour, Ph.D
  • Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Their Parents, Jane Isay
  • The Defining Decade – Why your Twenties Matter, Meg Jay, PhD


  • The Dance of Anger, and Why Won’t you Apologize? Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.
  • Family Ties That Bind, Ronald Richardson, MDiv, DMin.
  • The Fragile Bond, Augustus Napier, Ph.D.

Divorce and Co-Parenting

  • Second Chances: The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce & What About the Kids, Judith Wallerstein, Ph.D.
  • Mom’s House Dad’s House, Isolina Ricci, Ph.D.
  • The Good Divorce, Constance Ahrons, Ph.D.


  • Getting Past Your Past, Francine Shapiro, Ph.D
  • The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel A. Van Der Kolk, MD
  • What Happened to You, Bruce Perry M.D., Ph.D, Oprah Winfrey 

Grief and Loss

  • Bearing the Unbearable, Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D
  • How to Go on Living When Someone You Knows Dies, Therese A. Rando, Ph.D
  • Being Mortal, Medicine and What Matters at the End, Atul Gawande