Some of My Favorite Resources for Practical Advice
- Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom by William Glasser, M.D.
- Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
- Forgive For Good by Fred Luskin
- His Needs Her Needs: Building An Affair-proof Marriage by Willard F. Harley, Jr.
- How to Control Your Anxiety Before It Controls You by Albert Ellis
- The Miracle of Therapy: A Layperson's Guide to the Mysteries of Christian Psychology by Georgiana G. Rodiger
- The On-Purpose Person: Making Your Life Make Sense by Kevin W. McCarthy
- Unlocking the Secrets of Your Childhood Memories by Dr. Kevin Leman and Randy Carlson
Some people find the use of popular self-help relationship books reinforce the concepts learned in therapy. Some of my favorites for romantic relationships are:
- Getting the Love You Want by Hendrix and Hunt
- Marriage: Love and Logic by Cline and Cline
- Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by Gottman
- Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships by Schnarch (somewhat explicit language)
Some of my favorites for parent-child relationships are:
- Parenting with Love and Logic by Cline and Fay (for parents of elementary school kids)
- Parenting Teens with Love and Logic by Cline (for parents of teenagers)
Other books on relationships:
- The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family by Payson