15 of My Favorite Books about Love and Marriage

Here we are! Week #4 of your Month of Reading Bravely. Ahh! Books about love and marriage. These are my jam! It was no easy feat to limit myself to just 15. In these books you will find research, paradigms, perspectives, stories, and ideas about what it takes to create and sustain love across time. I was asked during an interview last night what my one piece of advice would be for people who want to create a happy and healthy intimate relationship, and my response was– Live as a student of love! Figure out what helps ignite within you passion and curiosity about understanding love. These books will help you do just that! Enjoy!

Ansari, Aziz. (2015). Modern Romance.

Bell, Rob & Bell, Kristin (2014). The ZimZum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage.

Chapman, Gary (2010). The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

Finkel, Eli (2017). The All or Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work


Fishbane, Mona (2013). Loving with the Brain in Mind: Neurobiology and Couple Therapy.

Fruzzetti, Alan (2006). The high-conflict couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy guide to finding peace, intimacy & validation.

Gottman, J. and Silver, N. (2012). What makes love last? How to build trust and avoid betrayal. New York: Simon and Schuster.

hooks, bell (2001). All about love: New visions.

Johnson, Sue (2013). Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships.


Jones, Daniel (2014). Love Illuminated: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (with the Help of 50,000 Strangers).

Levine, Amir & Heller, Rachel (2012). Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love.

Markman, Howard J. and Stanley, Scott M. (2010). Fighting for your Marriage: A Deluxe Revised Edition of the Classic Best-seller for Enhancing Your Marriage and Preventing Divorce.

Moore, Thomas (1996). Soul Mates: Honoring the Mystery of Love and Relationship.

Real, Terry (2007). The new rules of marriage: What You Need to Know to Make Love Work.

Perel, Esther (2017). The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity.

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