If you are someone who benefits from self-help books, I have included a few that I believe can be helpful and that my clients have found helpful.  Please remember to use your own judgement: if something doesn't fit for you, dismiss it and move on.

First Aid
  • Breaking the Patterns of Depression by Michael Yapko, Ph.D.   This book includes both text and exercises.  It is practical and informative.  It is not about insight or depth of human experience.

  • Radical Acceptance by Tara Brock, Ph.D.  Her CD set entitled Radical Self Acceptance is also excellent.

  • When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodrin

  • How to Break Your Addiction to a Person by Howard Halpern

  • How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Bloomfield, Colgrove & McWilliams

  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne

       Communication and Relationships

    • Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix

    • Feeling Good Together by David Burns

    • Love Is Never Enough by Aaron Beck

    • Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg

    • Can Love Last? the fate of romance over time by Stephen Mitchell

    • A General Theory of Love by Lewis, Amini, &  Lannon

    • Passionate Marriage by David Schnarch

    • The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work by John Gottman

    • Before the Change by Anne Louise Gittleman.

    • The Wisdom of Menopause: creating physical and emotional health during the change by Christine Northrop

    • Our bodies, Ourselves: Menopause by The Boston Women's Health Book Collective.W of Menopause: Creating Physical and Em
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