Books We Love

The Relationship CentreNo matter how good a listener we are, sometimes it helps to read about our challenges and see ourselves in print. Our team at The Relationship Centre have compiled a list of their favourite and insightful books. It is our hope that you will find yourself between these pages while gathering nuggets of wisdom to help you on your journey to heal and grow.

Emotional Health ~ Perfectionism

book The Gifts of Imperfection

The Gifts of Imperfection

Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be
and Embrace Who You Are

Brené Brown

book Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly

How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms
the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead

Brené Brown

book I Thought It Was Just Me

I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn't)

Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?
to “I Am Enough”

Brené Brown

Relationships

book Hold Me Tight

Hold Me Tight

Seven Conversations for a
Lifetime of Love

Dr. Sue Johnson

book Love Sense

Love Sense

The Revolutionary New Science of
Romantic Relationships

Dr. Sue Johnson

book The Seven Principles fro Making Marriage Work

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

A Practice Guide from the Country’s
Foremost Relationship Expert

John M. Gottman, Ph.D., & Nan Silver

book The Divorce Remedy

The Divorce Remedy

The Proven 7-Step Program for Saving Your Marriage

Michele Weiner Davis

book Sexual Awareness

Sexual Awareness

Your Guide to Healthy Couple Sexuality

Barry McCarthy & Emily McCarthy

Relationship Challenge – Infidelity, Porn Use, Divorce

book After The Affair

After The Affair

Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust
When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful

Janis Abrahms Spring

book The Porn Trap

The Porn Trap

The Essential Guide to Overcoming
Problems Caused by Pornography

Wendy Maltz & Larry Maltz

book Your Sexually Addicted Spouse

Your Sexually Addicted Spouse

How Partners Can
Cope and Heal

Barbara Steffens & Marsha Means

book Love You, Hate The Porn

Love You, Hate The Porn

Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity

Mark Chamberlain & Geoff Steurer

Depression & Anxiety

book Mind Over Mood

Mind Over Mood

Change How You Feel by
Changing the Way You Think

Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky

book The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook

with Simple, Concise,
Step by Step Directions

Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman
& Matthew McKay

book The Good Feeling Handbook

The Feeling Good Handbook

The Groundbreaking Program with Powerful New Techniques and Step-by-Step Exercises

David D. Burns

book The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety

The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety

A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias &
Worry Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

John P. Forsyth & Georg H. Eifert

book The OCD Workbook

The OCD Workbook

Your Guide to Breaking Free from
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Bruce M. Hyman & Cherry Pedrick

book The Happiness Trap

The Happiness Trap

How to Stop Struggling and Start Living: A Guide to ACT

Russ Harris & Steven Hayes

Women’s Health

book Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

Creating Physical & Emotional Health & Healing

Christiane Northrup, M.D.

book Mother-Daughter Wisdom

Mother-Daughter Wisdom

Understanding the Crucial Link Between
Mothers, Daughters & Health

 Christiane Northrup, M.D.

book The  Wisdom of Menopause

The Wisdom of Menopause

Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change

Dr. Christiane Northrup

Women’s Sexuality

book Come As You Are

Come As You Are

The Surprising New Science that
Will Transform Your Sex Life

 Emily Nagoski Ph.D.

Eating Issues

book Breaking Free From Emotional Eating

Breaking Free From Emotional Eating

 

Geneen Roth

Sexual Abuse

book The Courage To Heal

The Courage To Heal

A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Ellen Bass & Laura Davis

Postpartum Anxiety

book The Pregnancy & Postpartum Anxiety Workbook

The Pregnancy & Postpartum Anxiety Workbook

Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions

Pamela S. Wiegartz & Kevin L. Gyoerkoe

book Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts

Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts

A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Mothers

Karen Kleiman

book Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts

Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts

Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts In Motherhood

 Karen Kleiman & Amy Wenzel

Postpartum Depression & Mood Disorders

book A Deeper Shade of Blue

A Deeper Shade of Blue

A Woman’s Guide to Recognizing and Treating Depression in Her Childbearing Years

Dr. Ruta Nonacs

book Beyond the Blues

Beyond the Blues

A Guide to Understanding and Treating
Prenatal and Postpartum Depression

 Shoshana Bennet & Pec Indman

book This Isn't What I Expected

This Isn't What I Expected

Overcoming
Postpartum Depression

Karen Kleiman & Valerie Raskin

book What Am I Thinking

What Am I Thinking

Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression

Karen Kleiman

book Postpartum Depression for Dummies

Postpartum Depression for Dummies

 A Reference for the Rest of Us

Shoshana S. Bennett

book Understanding Postpartum Psychosis

Understanding Postpartum Psychosis

A Temporary Madness

Teresa M. Twomey

book When Baby Brings the Blues

When Baby Brings the Blues

Solutions for Postpartum Depression

Dr. Ariel Dalfen

book Down Came the Rain

Down Came the Rain

My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

 Brooke Shields

book The Mother-To-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book

The Mother-To-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book

 Real Stories from Women Who Lived Through It and Recovered

Sandra Poulin

Pregnancy & Emotions

book Pregnancy Blues

Pregnancy Blues

What Every Woman Needs to Know About
Depression During Pregnancy

Shaila Kulkarni Misri, MD

book Understanding Your Moods When You're Expecting

Understanding Your Moods When You're Expecting

Emotions, Mental Health, and Happiness – Before, During, and After Pregnancy

 Lucy J. Puryear, MD

General – Women’s Emotions

book Women's Moods

Women's Moods

What Every Woman Must Know About Hormones,
the Brain and Emotional Health

Deborah Sichel & Jeanne Watson Driscoll

book When Words Are Not Enough

When Words Are Not Enough

The Women’s Prescription for
Depression and Anxiety

Valerie Davis Raskin, MD

book Living With Depression

Living With Depression

Why Biology and Biography Matter along the
Path to Hope and Healing

 Deborah Serani

For Fathers

book The Postpartum Husband

The Postpartum Husband

Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression

Karen Kleiman, MSW

For Couples

book Tokens of Affection

Tokens of Affection

Reclaiming Your Marriage After Postpartum Depression

Karen Kleiman & Amy Wenzel

book Babyproofing Your Marriage

Babyproofing Your Marriage

How to Laugh More and Argue Less as Your Family Grows

Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O’Neill
with Julia Stone

book Hold Me Tight

Hold Me Tight

Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

 Dr. Sue Johnson

Medication

book Medication and Mother's Milk

Medication and Mother's Milk

A Manual of Lactational Pharmacology

Thomas W. Hale, Ph.D.

Loss & Bereavement

book Empty Cradle, Broken Heart

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart

Surviving the Death of Your Baby

Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D.

book Bearing the Unbearable

Bearing the Unbearable

Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief

Joanne Cacciatore & Jeffrey Rubin