Growing Yourself up by Dr. Jenny Brown. -This book helps readers to identify the patterns in their lives that were influenced by the relationships they encountered. Bowen’s Family Systems Theory guides the direction of the book. Developing this understanding helps the reader to develop different ways of interacting with people.
Passionate Marriage by Dr. David Schnarch.– This book provides couples a roadmap to understand personal behaviors and how a to start rebuilding a relationship. The concepts of differentiation of self, fusion,and emotional reactivity are discussed. The powerful exercise of hugging till relaxed is fully explained.
Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts by Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott.– This book provides the engaged or married couple seven questions that can help strengthen the relationship. Explore areas such as mis-beliefs held about marriage, communications skills, reducing and resolving conflict, money management, and sexual issues.
Becoming A Stepfamily: Patterns of Development in Remarried Families by Patricia L. Papernow. -This book describes the developmental challenges involved in building nourishing, reliable relationships between stepparents and stepchildren, in the newly married couple, and between different family groups who must learn to live together in a remarried family.