As you probably know; there are many books available on the subject of intimacy and relationships. The following is a list of the ones that I have found to be filled with lots of valuable, thought provoking content. They offer different perspectives and help to challenge the reader about their beliefs and behavior in this most important aspect of their lives.
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This book defines intimacy as it teaches you how to make changes that lead to
TRUE intimate connectedness with others.
This book offers concrete advice on how to talk to your intimate others. It
covers a wide array of situations and problem areas. A terrific how to guide.
Too Good For Her Own Good: Searching For Self and Intimacy in
This book explores the self in relationships. It looks at a whole range of problem areas that can exist, and the dysfunctional ways they are often dealt with. Great read for anyone who has ever been in an unhealthy relationship.
Fear of Intimacy
This book explores the deeper reasons that relationships fail. It offers good
insights into the role of childhood experiences on our ability to form
intimate relationships in adulthood.
If I'm So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single
This book helps the single person to get rid of their canned excuses for not
dating. It teaches contemporary ways to date and achieve love.
The Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI, Version 2.5) booklet
This is considered the "gold-standard" in Enneagram based personality tests.
It is approximately 85% accurate for determining type. I use it in my CLRT
course. A very useful tool.
Winning Points with the Woman in Your Life
In her book, "Winning Points with the Woman in Your Life", Jaci Rae speaks
to men about the unmet (and often poorly communicated) wants and desires
of women - and offers specific suggestions and techniques that are sure to
build friendship, trust and deeper intimacy. Her creative use of football
metaphor, richly seasoned with wit and great delivery- keeps their
attention as she offers instruction on such topics as meeting, dating,
communicating and nurturing romance. Lots of great insights wrapped in a
fun, sports-themed package. Yours truly wrote the forward…
This wonderful book talks about the coupling of strong women and men who
are too controlling or can’t commit, as they work to undermine their
stronger partners. It delves into the growing trend of these women leaving
less than satisfying relationships- and finding a better life without
these men. A must read for all you strong and successful women out there
whose men can’t or won’t appreciate and enjoy all you have to offer.
A great read by Dennie Hughes (USA Weekend columnist). It explores what it
means to be “dateworthy”, and how to get there if you are not. Filled with
great tips and fun.
Unhooked Generation: The Truth About Why We're Still Single
If you are a serial dater or chronically single- this book may be just
what you need. It explores the what, why and how of the lovelessness that
is often voiced by today’s young (and not so young) daters. Understanding
the culture and its influence on dating behavior can help you to feel less
alone and offer you the insights you need to find the healthy relationship
Men, Love & Sex
Want to know what men REALLY think about sex, love, attraction, intimacy,
communication, marriage- and all things relationship? If so, this is the
book for you. Here you will learn about what lies beneath how they feel
and why they behave the way they do. Thousands of men answered questions
for David Zinczenko, who is the Editor-in-Chief of Men’s Health Magazine-
and he shares them with you in this great read.
This is a book that explains how change really occurs, and helps the
reader to identify where they are stuck and what they need to do to
positively and permanently alter their circumstances. It shatters the
myths around the need for willpower and the role of luck in making desired
changes in one’s life. If there is something you want in your life or want
to get rid of- this is the book for you.
The Business and Practice of Coaching
Life coaching is a growing career and preferred way of addressing the need for finding help to achieve goals and make desired life changes. This is a great book for anyone who has thought about becoming a life coach. It is an honest and frank book about what it takes to be successful in this new field- and shatters all illusions of “hanging out one’s shingle and having a ready flow of clients streaming in.” Yours truly is the featured relationship coach- and I describe some of my experiences and how I got there. Before you have the business cards printed- read this book.
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