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Love & Relationships

Nothing makes a life richer than having meaningful, supportive relationships with your family, friends, and lovers. Our selection of books on love and relationships can help you cultivate deeper connections with the people around you.

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  1. How to Be an Adult in Love

    How to Be an Adult in Love

    Letting Love in Safely and Showing It Recklessly

    • by
    • David Richo
    We were made to love and be loved. Loving ourselves and others is in our genetic code. It’s nothing other than the purpose of our lives—but knowing that doesn’t make it easy to do. We may find it a challenge to love ourselves. We may have a hard time letting love in from others. We’re often afraid of getting hurt. It is also sometimes scary for us to share love… Read More

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  2. Twenty Poems to Bless Your Marriage

    Twenty Poems to Bless Your Marriage

    And One to Save It

    • by
    • Roger Housden
    Marriage is a journey that passes through different shades and stages as it deepens and matures. This book honors that journey through twenty-one poems that speak to various aspects of the marital relationship—love, compassion, commitment, struggle, tenderness, bliss—selected and with commentary by Roger Housden, the author of Ten Poems to Change Your Life. Taken as a whole, the collection beckons couples to treasure not just the joy and the passion… Read More

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  3. The Five Keys to Mindful Communication

    The Five Keys to Mindful Communication

    Using Deep Listening and Mindful Speech to Strengthen Relationships, Heal Conflicts, and Accomplish Your Goals

    • by
    • Susan Gillis Chapman
    Good communication is essential to any healthy relationship, whether it’s between spouses, family members, friends, or co-workers, and mindfulness—the practice of nonjudgmental awareness—can help us communicate more effectively and meaningfully with others in our personal and professional lives. Here, Susan Chapman, a psychotherapist and long-time Buddhist practitioner, explains how the practice of mindfulness awareness can change the way we speak and listen, enhance our relationships, and help us achieve our… Read More

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  4. True Love

    True Love

    A Practice for Awakening the Heart

    • by
    • Thich Nhat Hanh
    Love might not be what we think it is. We all seek the happiness that comes from loving and being loved, yet we often find ourselves dissatisfied in our relationships and unable to grasp the cause. Thich Nhat Hanh here shows the way to overcome our recurrent obstacles to love—by learning to be mindful, open, and present with ourselves and others. As he explains, “training is needed in order to… Read More

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  5. Right Here with You

    Right Here with You

    Bringing Mindful Awareness into Our Relationships

    • edited by
    • Andrea Miller,
    • Editors of the Shambhala Sun
    This landmark collection of writings explores how mindfulness—the practice of deepening our moment-to-moment awareness—can help us to open our hearts, improve communication, end destructive patterns, and be more fully present with each other. Writings include: Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on mindfulness and true love Psychotherapist David Richo on finding the right partner Meditation teacher Tara Brach… Read More

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  6. Daring to Trust

    Daring to Trust

    Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy

    • by
    • David Richo
    Most relationship problems are essentially trust issues, explains psychotherapist David Richo. Whether it’s fear of commitment, insecurity, jealousy, or a tendency to be controlling, the real obstacle is a fundamental lack of trust—both in ourselves and in our partner. Daring to Trust offers key insights and practical exercises for exploring and addressing our trust issues in relationships. Topics include: How we learn early in life… Read More

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  7. Love's Ripening

    Love's Ripening

    Rumi on the Heart's Journey

    • by
    • Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
    Love is the meaning of our existence, the raw material of transformation, the glorious way of access to Divine intimacy. This teaching infuses the lyric verse of Rumi (1207–1273), the greatest of the Sufi poets. The poems in this collection, taken from among the master’s many volumes of work, focus on one of his greatest themes: how love grows and matures for those on the spiritual path. Kabir Helminski and… Read More

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  8. The Invisible Presence

    The Invisible Presence

    How a Man's Relationship with His Mother Affects All His Relationships with Women

    • by
    • Michael Gurian
    Whether he’s conscious of it or not, a man’s mother is the model for just about every relationship with a woman he has for the rest of his life. Sometimes it’s obvious (just ask his wife or girlfriend), sometimes it’s more subtle, but when you see it, it becomes crystal clear. For fifteen years, this book has helped men understand their mothers’ pervasive influence over the way they relate to… Read More

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  9. Partners in Healing

    Partners in Healing

    Simple Ways to Offer Support, Comfort, and Care to a Loved One Facing Illness

    • by
    • William Collinge, PhD
    New! Companion DVD now available. For information, click here. This book offers a new sense of empowerment for the intimate partners of people living with serious health problems. Collinge draws on cutting-edge scientific research along with his experience counseling couples facing serious illness to offer a range of insights, strategies, and techniques that caregivers can utilize to promote their partners’ physical and emotional well-being—while also promoting… Read More

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  10. When the Past Is Present

    When the Past Is Present

    Healing the Emotional Wounds That Sabotage Our Relationships

    • by
    • David Richo
    In this book, psychotherapist David Richo explores how we replay the past in our present-day relationships—and how we can free ourselves from this destructive pattern. We all have a tendency to transfer potent feelings, needs, expectations, and beliefs from childhood or from former relationships onto the people in our daily lives, whether they are our intimate partners, friends, or acquaintances. When the Past Is Present helps us to… Read More

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