Dr. Amy Recommends:
Books To Help You Find Love and Keep It
Looking for love? Or, are just looking for new ways to improve your relationship? Try these books, they're full of great advice and the perfect compliment to counseling.
Why Him? Why Her?: Finding Real Love By Understanding Your Personality Type by Helen Fischer In this book, Helen Fischer discusses why you fall in love with one person rather than another and how your personality type influences your romantic decisions. Her research gives new insights into the essence of dating, love, and marriage.
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love by Amir Levine Psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine focuses on three main attachment styles (secure, anxious, and avoidant) and explains the biological facts behind our relationship needs. This book is full of tips, questionnaires, and case studies. It’s a intriguing approach to the perennial trials of looking for love and improving your existing relationships.
How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It by Patricia Love and Steven Stosny This book concludes that talking about your relationship doesn’t necessarily bring you closer together. Patricia Love and Steven Stosny teach couples how to get closer in ways that don’t require talking, it’s full of practical advice about the behaviors that make and break marriages.
Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence By Esther Perez Famed New York therapist, Esther Perez, examines the relationship between domesticity and sexual desire. She explains what it takes to bring lust into the home.
Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship by David Schnarch In this book, Dr. Schnarch explains why couples in long term relationships have sexual desire problems, regardless of how much they love each other or how well they communicate. Through case studies of couples he worked with, Dr. Schnarch shows why normal marital conflict can be the cause of desire problems and creates a roadmap for how couples can transform marital conflict into a stronger relationship and a font of new and powerful desire for each other. He takes it a step further, giving readers simple but effective exercises that will help them reconnect with each other.