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Suggested Readings



DIVORCE BUSTING by Michele Weiner-Davis

 An excellent book for any relationship that needs improving, not just those on the brink of divorce.



The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Mordechai Gottman, Nan Silver

This is a practical book that gets to the nuts and bolts of marriage.  A must read for all marriages.  This is an extremely valuable book for those considering marriage and want to make sure they start marriage in the best possible manner.

Fighting for Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love, New and Revised by Howard J. Markman, Scott M. Stanley, Susan L. Blumberg

Everyone knows it, but few can do it well.  What is it?  Communicate!!  This is a mandatory read for relationships struggling with communication and relationship difficulties.

The Sex-Starved Marriage

Michele Weiner-Davis

Michelle does a great job offering advice and guidance to couples who seem to have forgotten how to be sexually intimate and fun.

 Resurrecting Sex: Resolving Sexual Problems and Rejuvenating Your Relationship
by David Morris Schnarch


Passionate Marriage: 

                                 Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships

                                 by David Schnarch

From the Back Cover:

". . . Spicing up your love life involves more than mood music and clever techniques. Every sexual exchange .. .is a picture of your entire relationship-a reflection of how you and your partner feel about yourselves and each other, outside the bedroom "

David Schnarch is recognized as one of the leading experts in sexual challenges.  A must read for anyone wanting timprove their sex life.


 Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
by John M. Gottman

Simply put, MANDATORY READ, for any parent wanting to insure their child is able to cope with life and make emotionally intelligent decisions.



Parenting Toward Solutions: How Parents Can Use Skills They Already Have to Raise Responsible, Loving Kids
by Linda MetcalfDon’t wait until you have tried everything else, start here.  Linda does an excellent job of outlining practical parenting strategies for today’s generation. This is an exceptionally good book for struggling parents.

Book CoverHelp Me I Have a Teenager: The Nitty Gritty Guide to Parental Sanity
by Annie Drake

This is an excellent guide, filled with practical tips, about how to parent a teenager. 

Book Cover The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Workbook
by Sean Covey


Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, this workbook is a must for a teen wanting to develop healthy and productive habits.

Mood Management

  The The Traveler's Gift : Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success (Paperback)
by Andy Andrews

An ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC read for anyone questioning their life.

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
David D., Md. Burns, Aaron T. Beck (Preface)

For those struggling with mood related problems, this practical guide is exceptional at offering ideas and strategies to feel better about yourself and your situation. 

The Depression Workbook 2 Ed: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression
by M. A. Copeland, Mary Ellen, Matthew, Ph.D. McKay, Mary Ellen Copeland, Mary Liz Riddle (Preface)
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
by Martha Davis, Matthew, Ph.D. McKay, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, Fourth Edition The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook
by Edmund J. Bourne


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Screamfree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool

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