I get a lot of emails with people asking me for relationship advice (keep 'em coming!). More often than not, I respond with some advice, a few links to posts on Jen's Love Lessons, and then a few book suggestions. I love pointing people towards great relationship advice books. I even usually give my newly married friends several of my go-to advice books as wedding gifts. Since this is such a huge part of how I give advice, I thought I'd include a few of these book lists here (stay tuned for my book list for singles, my book list for married folk, and my book list for struggling relationships). Fun, right?
So without further ado, here's my list of 5 MUST-READ books for anyone planning to get married...
1. Gary Chapman's "The Five Love Languages:
The Secret to Love that Lasts"
2. Laurie Puhn's "Fight Less, Love More:
5-Minute Conversations to Change Your
Relationship without Blowing Up or Giving In"
3. Gary Chapman's "Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married"
4. John Gottman and Nan Silver's
"The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work:
A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert"
5. John Gottman and Nan Silver's
"What Makes Love Last?: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal"