Introduction:A relationship is the way in which two or more living things are connected. This may be between one human being and anotheror a human being to an animal. In colloquial usage, however, the term is most often used to describe a romantic relationship.
Several books have been written on how to handle a romantic relationship.
Some popular books are:
1. Getting the love you want: A guide for couples: Harville Hendrix: This is a problem-solving book for couples. It includes sixteen exercises that help boost communication and achieve mutual emotional satisfaction.
2. Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a life time of love: Dr. Sue Johnson: This book talks about distant relationships. It deals with why we feel anxious when our partner is distant and offers a solution we wouldn’t think would work.
3. Wanting Sex Again: How to discover your desires and heal a sexless marriage: Laurie J Watson: A solution to all couples who are taking great pains to build a physical relationship. Packed with clinical examples, this book offers practical ways to start a physical relationship.
4. The Highly Sensitive Person in Love: by Elaine Aron: The woman in a relationship can often be the sensitive person. This book helps one understand and manage relationships, when one feels the world is over-powering, by being honest with oneself. It also offers practical advice on also catering to one’s emotional and psychological needs.
5. The AttentionDeficitHyperactivity Disorder in Marriage: by Melisa Orlov:About four percent of adults suffer from this disorder.This book is a priceless resource to couples wherein one or both partners suffer from this disorder.At the same time, itguidesthem into understanding each other.
6. The Five LoveLanguages : The Secret to Love that Lasts: by Gary Chapman:This book helps us understand what our expectations of a partner in a relationship. Mutual understanding of each other is important when one steps in to any relationship.This book is a guide for couples, young and old, to keep the love alive.
7. Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: by John Gotham:Building a relationship on a strong foundation is vital. This book gives couples simple science-based ways to maintain a good foundation in a marriage.
8. The Science of Happily Ever After:What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love: by Ty Tashiro:In this book, the author discusses the role of decision-making abilities when choosing a relationship. The book uses real-life examples as well as scientific findings to emphasize the important aspects of selecting a life partner.
9. Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther Perel:A new relationship, beingin love and being loved, is alwaysexciting. However sometimes this excitement dies or comes to a stand-still.This book is a helpful handbook in understanding why relationships of every kind fall into a dull state after a while.
10. Love and Limerence: The Experience of Being in Love: by Dorothy Tennov: Limerence is being attached to a person one hundred percent. The consequences are painful, irrational and confusing.This book is a help to those who are dealing with people who tend to cling to their partner or loved one. This doesn’t only relate to a boyfriend- girlfriend, husband-wife relationship, but also relates to a mother-son, father-son, mother-daughter, father-daughter relationships as well.