New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Know to Make Love Workby Terry Real
Terry Real is a masterful couples therapist who has also worked with and written about men suffering from depression. Marriage is different today than it was 50-100 years ago. In the New Rules of Marriage, Real helps couples understand the changing expectations that we have regarding our marriages and how to navigate the pressures that these expectations can create. Operating from a stance of helping each person in the couple to ‘help your partner to win with you’ Real provides helpful support and advice for marriages.
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mindby Daniel J. Siegel MD and Tina Payne Bryson
Dan Siegel MD is one of the foremost researchers and writers about the mind/brain/body connection. He works with both adults and children and has a number of books on parenting that are wonderful resources. What I love about Siegel is that he is a master at taking complicated concepts and creating analogies, stories and metaphors that help you grasp the concept and put it to use in your life. His books on parenting go far beyond practical tools and advice to help you truly understand what is happening in your mind and your child’s mind when you are engaged and how to parent in a way that most deeply and positively impacts both yourself, your child and your relationship with your child. If you are a parent, this is a must-read!