Here’s a list of my top book recommendations:

Marriage & Couples 

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary D. Chapman

Hold Me Tight: 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson

And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives by John Gottman Ph.D. and Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD

Embracing the Beloved: Relationship as a Path of Awakening by Stephen Levine and Ondrea Levine

Love, Pleasure, and Intimacy

The Pleasure Zone: Why we resist good feelings & how to let go and be happy by Stella Resnick, Ph.D.

The Heart of Desire by Stella Resnick, Ph.D.


Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting by John Gottman, PhD & Joan Declaire

Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson & Ahsley Merryman

The Whold-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Seigel, MD


Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find – And Keep – Love by Amir Levine, M.D., and Rachel Heller, M.A.

Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder by Paul Mason MS, Randi Kreger

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel J. Seigel, MD & Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend


The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown, PhD

Reinventing Your Life: The Breakthough Program to End Negative Behavior…and Feel Great Again by Jeffrey E. Young, PhD & Janet S. Klosko

Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind by Kristin Neff, PhD

Adult Survivors of Abuse and Dysfunctional Families

Understanding the Borderline Mother: Helping her Children Transcend the Intense, Volatile, and Unpredictable Relationship by Christine Ann Lawson

It Will Never Happen to Me: Growing Up with Addiction As Youngsters, Adolescents, Adults  by Claudia Black, PhD.

Changing Course: Healing from Loss, Abandonment and Fear by Claudia Black, PhD.