Here is a list of books that I would recommend to all married or engaged couples (it is very difficult to narrow it down to just a few).
1. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
by John M. Gottman & Nan Silver
I read this in graduate school, and one aspect I enjoyed was that it is written in a way that is useful both for couples and for counseling professionals. I am skeptical in general about research, but the conclusions and suggestions from this book are practical and pragmatic. Though not a substitute for martial counseling, I feel this book will benefit the reader especially in the area of conflict resolution.
2. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that
“Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.”
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