5 Books Every Married Couple Should Read

books married couples should read

When it comes to a long lasting, healthy relationship, you need more than just love and good intentions. Truly successful partnerships require nurturing, growth and personal development. There are a myriad of issues that can challenge a relationship. If you want to not just survive, but truly overcome these obstacles, you need the tools and resources to give your relationship a fighting chance. While divorce rates are lowering, the odds still aren’t great. To help you create and maintain a strong and healthy relationship, we’ve put together our list of books every couple should read. Our goal was to give you a short compilation of relationship basics that every relationship needs to succeed. Don’t worry about reading them all right away. It’s best to let the message of each one digest and allow ample time to apply the lessons learned.


book 5 love languages5 Love Languages
by Gary Chapman
It’s no secret that we’re all different and have different desires. It’s probably also no surprise to learn that we all tend to respond differently to situations. No wonder we don’t seem to be on the same page with our partners sometimes! Luckily, author Gary Chapman has figured out the five different types of love languages that people respond to. By learning the five love languages, you and your partner will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other.
book 7 principles of marriageThe Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
by John Gottman
Here’s a statistic you may not know. About 60% of the conflicts that happily married couples have are unresolvable (perpetual). That’s something John Gottman discovered through rigorous scientific study of marriage. Making Marriage Work is a guide that will help couples learn the seven principles of marriage that Gottman has uncovered. The book is more than just another tome about the subject of marriage. It’s packed with questionnaires and exercises for you to ensure the success of your relationship for the long haul.
book 1001 ways to be romantic1001 Ways to Be Romantic
by Greg Godek
While communication and learning how to be a couple are important, romance is also a contributing factor to the long term success of your relationship. While you may not find every idea to your liking, this book serves as a romance reference (a creativity jumpstart) to help spice up your relationship. Love should be fun, and this is a gentle reminder to help you stay inspired when it comes to the romantic side of things.
book mastery of loveThe Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship
by Don Miguel Ruiz
The best thing that can be said about this particular book is actually taken from the book itself. “Happiness can only come from inside of you and is the result of your love. When you are aware that no one else can make you happy, and that happiness is the result of your love, this becomes the greatest mastery of the Toltec: the Mastery of Love.” This compact book will help you reflect on your emotional relationship with yourself, and as a result help you create a more loving relationship with your partner.
book couple checkupThe Couple Checkup
by David Olson Ph.D., Amy Olson-Sigg, and Peter J. Larson Ph.D.
If you want to learn more about yourself and what your relationships strengths are, this book is for you. While an older publication, the advice is based on an national survey of 50,000 marriages. The results of this study are the findings presented in this book. What makes this book unique is the fact you can take an online assessment to create your relationship profile. The information discovered from the assessment will help you make the most of your reading experience. You’ll also find exercises at the end of each chapter to help reinforce the lessons learned.

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