Center for Shared Insight, PC

Top Relationship Resources

October 24, 2017
|
Posted By: Kristen Hick, Psy.D.
girl laying in grass reading and listening to podcast

Living in a digital age with endless content can be overwhelming. In my work as a Denver therapist, I often hear from clients that they’ve researched a topic related to relationships on the internet, and haven’t always received the best advice from forums or unreliable sources.

Below you’ll find a collection of top relationship resources that provide solid insight backed by research in a variety of formats.

Old-Fashioned Print Books

There is something almost therapeutic itself about holding a book and the ritual of reading. Here are some top books to consider if you want to better understand both yourself and your relationship dynamics. (Note: All can be found in audio book versions too.)

Attached:The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find – and Keep – Love by Amir Levine, MD and Rachel Heller, MA  

Attached uncovers the science of adult attachment and outlines the way our past relationships can impact our current experience of love and companionship. Learn more about your tendencies and patterns, and how to overcome them, to get the love you really want. (Note: This book is a client-favorite at Center for Shared Insight.)

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

The Five Love Languages is a practical, insightful guide to help you understand the ways you both give and receive love. Complete with a personal assessment, discover the love languages that will help your relationships thrive. You can also check out his version for Singles - The Five Love Languages for Singles.

Wired for Dating: How Understanding Neurobiology and Attachment Style Can Help You Find Your Ideal Mate by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT

In this book, psychologist Dr. Tatkin explains how your neuroscience and attachment theory predicts how partners feel and behave during various stages of a relationships – attraction, lust, love and attachment. He gives helpful information on how to enhance your relationship based on your attachment style as well as your partner’s. If you like this, check out his other book, Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship.

Ted Talks

The Power of Vulnerability with Brene Brown, PhD, LCSW

In The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown uncovers a unique relationship dynamic, revealing that in choosing  vulnerability, we experience greater fulfilment in our lives. Instead of believing that vulnerability is a weakness, she encourages us to begin to see it as a measure of courage.  

Select the Right Relationship with Alexandra Redcay

In this talk about relationships, Alexandra Redcay concisely explains how to choose the right relationship, and strategies to determine if your partner is a good long-term fit. Overcome the stories you tell yourself and employ self assessment to find your most fulfilling relationships.

The Person You Really Need to Marry with Tracy McMillan

In telling her own story, Tracy McMillan inspires listeners to understand that all good relationships must start with the foundation of self-love. Watch this video to understand why it’s essential to make a commitment to your own needs and desires before any successful relationship with another.

Skills for Healthy Romantic Relationships with Joanne Davila

Joanne Davila describes specifically how you can cultivate a healthy relationship environment. She discusses three evidence-based skills – insight, mutuality, and emotion regulation – that help ensure the relationship’s success.

Blogs

The Art of Wellbeing

With a focus on psychology and personal development, this blog also highlights the bigger questions in life around topics of motivation, mindfulness, and emotions.

Psychology Today - Relationships

With articles written by a renowned group of psychologists, academics, psychiatrists and writers, Psychology Today provides research-rich insights into all life’s experiences.

Master Offline Dating

Ready for a dating app detox? Dating coach Camille empowers daters to use your natural super powers of attraction – a smile, confidence and approachability – to attract dates, in the real world.

Center for Shared Insight

Maybe I’m a bit bias, but I think our blog on dating, relationships, self-care, communication, and other important topics is a comprehensive collection of wisdom and insights from my work as a Denver therapist. Subscribe here to join our monthly newsletter and get all our latest blogs directly in your inbox.

Science of Relationships

This roundup of articles written by relationship experts provides research-driven insights into relationship dynamics, free of bias and grounded in science.

The Gottman Institute

Couples researchers at the Gottman Institute are all about research-based approaches to attracting, creating and maintaining health partnerships and families.

E-books

Fearless Living & Loving

In my work as a psychologist, I’ve created this free ebook to anyone interested in stepping outside their comfort zone to challenge limiting beliefs about love and life. Inside, I outline how to live fearlessly for a more fulfilling life, with authentic dating experiences and relationships. Learn how to transition from fear as a roadblock to fear as a tool.

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter below and get your free copy of our ebook to discover how fearlessness can transform your life, love, and relationships.

Download Fearless Living and Loving Today

Related Blog Posts
November 17, 2020
You Are Not Afraid of New Love, You Are Afraid of Old Pain
Couple overlooking the city

When I recently read this line on an Instagram post, I quickly jotted it down, eager to share it with my clients as a succinct way to explain something we often discuss in sessions at my practice Center for Shared Insight in Denver, Colorado. As a therapist, I regularly see how clients are reacting to old wounds through their current behaviors, and this was so well-put: “you are not afraid of new love, you are afraid of old pain”. 

When you are reacting to old pain ...

October 26, 2020
Relationship Overlappers

If your partner has recently ended your relationship and you find out soon afterward that they already have a new romantic interest, there is a good chance that they began a new relationship before ending yours. This phenomenon is also known as “relationship overlapping”. Relationship overlappers take rebounds to the next level by proactively - though sometimes subconsciously - cultivating a new relationship before they end their existing one. 

There are several reasons partners choose to end a relationship in this way, which we’ll examine in this post, along ...

If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (720) 644-6698
View the ADA Accessibility Statement
This website is designed for general information only. The information presented on this site should not be construed to be formal psychological or mental health advice or treatment nor the formation of a therapist-client relationship.
CSIP UPDATE - Offering Online Therapy sessions (to COLORADO residents) during Covid-19.
 
Our therapists are here to help you during this uncertain time. We know you and others are trying to do your part to social distance due to Covid-19, which is why we are happy to provide online therapy sessions through our secure video platform. We are here to talk with you about how we can meet your therapy needs. 
 
Contact us today to learn more!