The Relationship Centre

Our team at The Relationship Centre have compiled a list of our favourite 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

The Gifts of Imperpection

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

Brené Brown

Daring Greatly

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

Brené Brown

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

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

Brené Brown


Hold Me Tight

Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Dr. Sue Johnson

Love Sense

The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships

Dr. Sue Johnson

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

A Practice Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert

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

The Divorce Remedy

The Proven 7-Step Program for Saving Your Marriage

Michele Weiner Davis

Sexual Awareness

Your Guide to Healthy Couple Sexuality

Barry McCarthy & Emily McCarthy

Relationship Challenges – Infidelity, Porn Use, Divorce

After The Affair

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

Janis Abrahms Spring

The Porn Trap

The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography

Wendy Maltz & Larry Maltz

Your Sexually Addicted Spouse

How Partners Can Cope and Heal

Barbara Steffens & Marsha Means

Love You, Hate The Porn

Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity

Mark Chamberlain & Geoff Steurer

NOT "Just Friends"

Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity

Shirley P. Glass Ph.D. & Jean Coppock Staeheli

Depression & Anxiety

Mind Over Mood

Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think

Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook

with Simple, Concise, Step by Step Directions

Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman & Matthew McKay

The Feeling Good Handbook

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

David D. Burns

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

The OCD Workbook

Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Bruce M. Hyman & Cherry Pedrick

The Happiness Trap

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

Russ Harris & Steven Hayes

Women’s Health

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

Creating Physical & Emotional Health & Healing

Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Mother-Daughter Wisdom

Understanding the Crucial Link Between Mothers, Daughters & Health

Christiane Northrup, M.D.

The Wisdom of Menopause

Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change

Dr. Christiane Northrup

Women’s Sexuality

Come As You Are

The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life

Emily Nagoski Ph.D.

Sexual Abuse

The Courage To Heal

A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Ellen Bass & Laura Davis

Postpartum Anxiety

The Pregnancy & Postpartum Anxiety Workbook

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

Pamela S. Wiegartz & Kevin L. Gyoerkoe

Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts

A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Mothers

Karen Kleiman

Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts

Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts In Motherhood

Karen Kleiman & Amy Wenzel

Postpartum Depression & Mood Disorders

A Deeper Shade of Blue

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

Dr. Ruta Nonacs

Beyond the Blues

A Guide to Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression

Shoshana Bennet & Pec Indman

This Isn't What I Expected

Overcoming Postpartum Depression

Karen Kleiman & Valerie Raskin

What Am I Thinking

Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression

Karen Kleiman

Postpartum Depression for Dummies

A Reference for the Rest of Us

Shoshana S. Bennett

Understanding Postpartum Psychosis

A Temporary Madness

Teresa M. Twomey

When Baby Brings the Blues

Solutions for Postpartum Depression

Dr. Ariel Dalfen

Down Came the Rain

My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

Brooke Shields

The Mother-To-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book

Real Stories from Women Who Lived Through It and Recovered

Sandra Poulin

Pregnancy & Emotions

Pregnancy Blues

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Depression During Pregnancy

Shaila Kulkarni Misri, MD

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

Women's Moods

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

Deborah Sichel & Jeanne Watson Driscoll

When Words Are Not Enough

The Women’s Prescription for Depression and Anxiety

Valerie Davis Raskin, MD

Living With Depression

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

Deborah Serani

For Fathers

The Postpartum Husband

Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression

Karen Kleiman, MSW

For Couples

Tokens of Affection

Reclaiming Your Marriage After Postpartum Depression

Karen Kleiman & Amy Wenzel

Babyproofing Your Marriage

How to Laugh More and Argue Less as Your Family Grows

Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O’Neill with Julia Stone

Hold Me Tight

Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Dr. Sue Johnson


Medication and Mother's Milk

A Manual of Lactational Pharmacology

Thomas W. Hale, Ph.D.

Loss & Bereavement

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart

Surviving the Death of Your Baby

Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D.

Bearing the Unbearable

Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief

Joanne Cacciatore & Jeffrey Rubin

Healing from Trauma

The Body Keeps the Score

Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

The Myth of Normal

Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture

Gabor Maté ft Daniel Maté

Waking the Tiger

Healing Trauma

Peter A. Levine Ph.D.