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A Review of the Best Relationships Books for Men & Women

Updated on January 17, 2018

The 6 Best Relationship Books Ever Written

When our relationships become difficult, unsatisfyiing and distant, or we find that we keep falling for the wrong kind of person, the first thing we reach for is some advice and guidance; some words of wisdom that will help us on our journey. In the relationship books here you will find that guidance and relationship advice, as well as wisdom and insight from those who understand relationships inside out.

These six books are some of the best relationships books ever written, and for those struggling to make their relationships work, they are all must haves for your book shelf.

Relationship Books for Men and Women

Each book can be used by both men and women to heal old emotional wounds, understand how our own behavior in relationships and learn how to create the kind of relationships we want and deserve. Don't put the chance to have satisfying relationships off any longer.

The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled is a best selling relationship book that has, over the years, become an absolute classic. Written by practising psychiatrist M. Scott Peck, there is plenty to be inspired by in these pages and a great deal of information that will help you build better relationships with your significant others. The first time I read this book I was on a high for month's and it truly changed my life and my perspective.

Get a deep understanding of your relationships with this must have book.

Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus

Another well deserved classic in the relationship book genre is Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. This book was revolutionary when first published and it's still one that provides a great of pertinent information about the differences between men and women and how we can build relationships that take this fact into account.

Understand the motivations and psychology of your partner better by reading this book - you will be glad you did.

Women Who Love Too Much

If you are someone who continually finds yourself in damaging and abusive relationships then Women Who Love Too Much is the relationship book for you. Learn how to get out of the trap of always falling for troubled, emotionally distant or nasty men and find the love you really deserve.

Equally applicable for both women and men, reading Women Who Love Too Much will help you heal yourself and change your life forever.

Codependent No More

If you are in a relationship with someone who has an addiction or you find yourself constantly trying to please people to try to get the love you want, then you must read Codependent No More. Even if you just feel you are a little overdependent on your partner, have weak boundaries, feel underappreciated or used, this outstanding relationship book will help you.

This is another book packed full of information for men or women who want advice on their relationships and who are prepared to do a little soul searching to change the way their relationships work.

The Seven Levels of Intimacy

True intimacy is the foundation stone of any succussful relationship, but how many of us really know what intimacy is and how to achieve it? The Seven Levels of Intimacy will tell you what intimacy is not (such as sex) and then go on to help you achieve a deeply satisfying closeness with your loved ones that will sustain both you and them through this journey called life.

A must read for anyone who wants to be truly close to the people they love, whether that's friends, spouses, children or other family members.

How to Create a Magical Relationship

How to Create a Magical Relationship has not been on the relationship book scene for that long, but it is definitely on it's way to becoming a classic best seller. Written in easy to understand language, this book offers timeless, yet simple advice, that when applied will totally transform your relationships.

Learn how to really listen to and hear the people around you. Learn how to truly listen to yourself as well. Both aspects will improve your relationships no end. This book is practical, timely and a great manual for achieving happy and satisfying relationships.


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    • peachpurple profile image


      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      great review, i must buy one online and read it, thanks

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      8 years ago

      Hey Susana, You should add a book called Woman Vs Womaniser by J C Johnson. Me and my friends have this book as our bible, we couldn't put it down.

    • Susana S profile imageAUTHOR

      Susana Smith 

      9 years ago from UK

      Thanks Pmccray - Glad you enjoyed my selection of relationship books :) Happy Christmas to you too!

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      9 years ago from Utah

      Excellent selections are profiled, also could make great gifts for newly weds or the recently engaged. Happy Holidays to you and yours

    • Susana S profile imageAUTHOR

      Susana Smith 

      9 years ago from UK

      Thanks Glenn and Patricia for stopping by and leaving your feedback on the relationship books I've chosen :) All are definitely books worth reading even if you are not having relationship problems!

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      9 years ago

      Great hub Susana S: very interesting books too...will have to put them on my list of Books to read!

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Glenn Stok 

      9 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Susana, Great review of these useful relationship books. You clearly explained what each book offers. Thanks.

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      9 years ago

      Cool and comforting guide books. Thanks.

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      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      You described and selected great books. Thank you.

    • Susana S profile imageAUTHOR

      Susana Smith 

      9 years ago from UK

      Thanks lctodd - glad you enjoyed it!

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      Linda Todd 

      9 years ago from Charleston

      Susana, This is a very informative hub as relationship issues are for all ages. Everyone needs a read sometimes to clarify that their own behavior patterns are within acceptable range.

      I have read some of The Women Who Love Too Much. Great book.


    • Susana S profile imageAUTHOR

      Susana Smith 

      9 years ago from UK

      Thanks Hmrjmr - I wish my husband would read these books, but he prefers car manuals, lol :)

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      9 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Susana Concur on your list especially Men are from Mars book, early in our marriage my wife and I read it together and gained a great understanding and appreciation for each others wants and needs.

      Later on the Road Less Traveled confirmed to us both we what we already knew. Great stuff for couples.


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