16 Must-Read Books to Save Your Relationship
Whether you’re just dating or have been married for years, everyone can use advice on how to make their relationship more happy and harmonious. Maybe you’re looking to prevent the common pitfalls of an unhappy relationship, or perhaps you and your partner are about to call it quits for good.
Either way, it’s never too early or too late to consult the experts. Sometimes it's tough to ask for help — especially when it comes to things that you feel should come “naturally,” but I can guarantee it'll pay off if you just go for it — and reading a book written by relationship experts is basically the most low-risk way you can seek professional help for issues in your love life. Even great partnerships can get better and these books will strengthen (if not save) the relationship you care so much about.
1. The Relationship Cure by John Gottman
About the book: The Relationship Cure is a 5-step guide to salvaging any relationship, both platonic and romantic ones. Use it to mend a rift with a family member or even to get along better with a co-worker. The book contains key elements to connect with others and is essential reading for anyone who wants to improve their social-emotional skills.
About the author: Dr. John Gottman has written over 20 books for couples and is considered to be the expert on relationships. A professor emeritus in psychology, he and his wife run The Gottman Institute and have been writing books about relationships since before most of us were born.
Excerpt: “Carnegie was right when he wrote, ‘You can make more friends in two months by becoming genuinely interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.'”