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.
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.
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