The Betrayal Bond:  Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships

The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships

By Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. ~ This is the classic resource on “trauma bonds,” the chains of trust that unhealthily link you to a loved one who is dangerous, abusive, exploitive or toxic.  The person can be a husband, a child, a parent, a boss, a professor.  I try to...
The Five Love Languages

The Five Love Languages

By Chapman ~ You don’t have to read this book.  Just understand & apply these things:  the ways you want to give love to your partner are based upon the ways they want to receive them, not the ways you like giving love.  Similarly, speak up about needing to...
Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay

Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay

By Mira Kirshenbaum ~ In making this huge decision, when and if to end a relationship, we need a framework and perameters.  We must face and answer tough, big questions.  Mira asks these, and if you answer them, you’ll get clear on what to do.  Make up or break up?  A...
Getting the Love You Want

Getting the Love You Want

By Harville Hendrix ~ In this guide newly updated books for couples, Hendrix shares how couples can create more understanding, loving, supportive relationships. He teaches exercise to eliminate negativity from daily interactions. He offers a view of love that I teach-...