Recommended Reading


  • Fighting For Your Marriage by Howard J. Markman
  • The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman
  • Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships by David Schnarch
  • The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Know to Make Love Work by Real, Terrence
  • Intimacy and Desire by David Schnarch
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work : A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert by John M. Gottman, Nan Silver
  • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
  • After the Affair by Janis Abrahams Spring
  • Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
  • Intimacy After Infidelity by Steven Soloman
  • Not “Just Friends”: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity by Shirley P. Glass

Sexual Issues

  • Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship by David Schnarch
  • The Sex-Starved Marriage: Boosting Your Marriage Libido: A Couple’s Guide by Michele Weiner-Davis
  • The Return of Desire by Gina Ogden
  • Hot Sex by Tracy Cox
  • I Love Female Orgasm by Solot and Miller
  • For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life by Laura Berman, PhD
  • The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Wendy Maltz
  • Sex Matters for Women by Foley, Kope, Sugrue
  • Rekindling Desire by Barry and Emily McCarthy
  • Hot Monogamy by Pat Love
  • The SEX-STARVED Marriage by Michelle Weiner
  • Great Sex by Michael Castleman

Codependence and Recovery

  • Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie
  • Facing Codependency by Pia Mellody
  • The Intimacy Factor by Pia Mellody
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet G. Woititz
  • The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress and Anger that Trigger Addictive... by Williams, Rebecca E. and Kraft, Julie S.
  • Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions by A. Thomas Horvath

Women’s Issues

  • Self-Nurture: Learning to Care for Yourself as Effectively as You Care for Everyone Else by Alice Domar & Henry Dreher
  • Before the Change: Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause by Ann Louise Gittleman
  • The Wounded Woman: Healing the Father-Daughter Relationship by L. Schierse Leonard
  • The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by E. Bass & L. Davis
  • The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Lerner

Men’s Issues

  • I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression by Terrence Real
  • Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men: How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life by Thomas J. Harbin
  • Way of the Superior Man by Dan Deida
  • Finding Our Fathers: How a Man’s Life Is Shaped by His Relationship with his Father by S. Osherson
  • When Good Men Behave Badly: Change Your Behavior, Change Your Relationship by David B. Wexler
  • Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse by Mike Lew


  • Smart Love: The Compassionate Alternative to Discipline That Will Make You a Better Parent and Your Child a Better Person by Martha Pieper
  • Parenting From the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel
  • I’m Not Mad, I Just Hate You!: A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict by Roni Cohen, Phd, Michelle Sandler, Roni Sliver, Michelle Cohen-Sandler
  • Positive Discipline for Teenagers: Empowering Your Teens and Yourself Through Kind and Firm Parenting by Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
  • Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher