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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