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Recommended Readings

The 7 Principles of Making Marriage Work

by John Gottman, Ph.D. and Nan Silver


This is a great book in that it provides an approachable overview of Dr. Gottman's theories way and  a bundle of useful questionnaires and exercises for anyone who wants to improve their intimate relationships. I often use this book as a workbook with clients seeking couples/relationship counseling.


Not “Just Friends” Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity

by Shirley P. Glass, Ph.D.


I would list this as a must-read for anyone who has experienced or been involved in an infidelity. I want to note that Dr. Glass does appear to write from a cisgender/heteronormative perspective, however I have not yet found a better book on this subject.


Come as You Are

by Emily Nagoski, Ph.D.


This is one of the most up to date books on the subject of human sexuality written for the general public. It focuses on women's sexuality however I would suggest that it is extremely helpful resource for men who date women. Dr. Nagoski focuses on the diversity of sexuality and sexual response and does an excellent job of normalizing this diversity. 


Self-Compassion

by Kristen Neff, Ph.D.


Dr. Neff has created an excellent resource for those who struggle with self-worth, engage in negative comparisons with others, and struggle to meet societal expectations around success. This is a step-by-step guide that reviews Dr. Neff's research and has a set of engaging exercises aimed to examining one's self-worth and engendering a greater sense of self-compassion.


Sexual Intelligence

by Marty Klein, Ph.D.


This is a great book for anyone who suffers from self-doubt and anxiety about their body or sexual performance. Dr. Klein shares how our ideas about sex are much more important that having the perfect body.