How’s your relationship? Our Psychologist Olivia Dangas recommends some great books that can help you revive your love life.
Relationships can be hard.
Feeling the ongoing stress of the pandemic, combined with the stress of inflation and the upcoming holiday season, relationship stress is at an all time high.
Maybe you feel like your partner doesn’t take on enough of the mental load, or your communication has broken down to where you either explode at each other or don’t even speak at all.
The weight of relationship stress is real.
Although it can be difficult to feel like things can get better; with a little work, optimism, and patience, relationship change is very possible!
Start by simply committing to work on things slowly, and communicate your desire for relationship change with your partner.
Here are some great resources to get you started on healing and fostering a healthy relationship:
Attached, Amir Levine & Rachel Heller (2012)
Hold me Tight, Dr. Sue Johnson (2008)
Love Sense, Dr. Sue Johnson (2013)
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, Dr. John Gottman (2015)
The Love Prescription: Seven Days to More Intimacy, Connection, and Joy. Drs. John and Julie Gottman (2022)
The Five Love Languages, Dr. Gary Chapman (2014)
Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself, Nedra Glover Tawwab (2021)
This is great stuff, Olivia!
Olivia would love to work with you. She works with Adults, Couples and Youth 13+.
Cheers to strong and happy relationships,