Relationships

Too often we experience distance and pain in relationships rather than safe connection. Find out what is within your control to experience life giving relationships.

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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. John Gottman’s unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make—and break—a marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Find it here

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The Gottman Institute Blog

"The Gottman Relationship Blog publishes compelling and relevant science-based articles and personal stories about contemporary relationships, marriage, dating, parenting, and mental health. More than 1 million monthly readers look to us for proven advice to build positive, happy, and lasting relationships, both romantic and otherwise." Find it here

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Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life

"Does your life feel like it's out of control? Perhaps you feel like you have to say yes to everyone's requests. Maybe you find yourself readily taking responsibility for others' feelings and problems. Or perhaps you focus so much on being loving and unselfish that you've forgotten your own limits and limitations. Or maybe it's all of the above. In the New York Times bestseller, Boundaries, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend help you learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of your life and set healthy, biblical boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, parents, co-workers, and even yourself." Find it here

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Safe People: How to Find Relationships that are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't

"Too many of us have invested ourselves into relationships where things have gone wrong. You may have experienced being judged, manipulated controlled, or worse. The impact of being with an unsafe person can be damaging to your confidence, your trust in others, and even your health. And what's more, we either repeat the same mistakes of judgment over and over, or else simply give up on trying to have great, authentic relationships again. You'll discover why good people can get tangled in bad relationships. And you'll learn how to avoid repeating your own mistakes and how to pick safe, healthy people for the friends you make and the company you keep." Find it here

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Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

"In this groundbreaking bestseller, Lundy Bancroft—a counselor who specializes in working with abusive men—uses his knowledge about how abusers think to help women recognize when they are being controlled or devalued, and to find ways to get free of an abusive relationship." Find it here

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