Finding the keys to lasting love is a lifelong challenge that few people are willing to face over the long haul. Nothing bends cupid’s arrow like the passage of time, and it’s becoming more apparent that true love is something most seek—but seldom recognize and cultivate. Here’s how it can be attained with the right approach and a little more TLC.
If the bonding magic of your marriage vows is wearing off then pore over these guides (with your significant other, of course) for new perspectives on everything from sex and intimacy to honesty and interdependence.
Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life
Come As You Are is an essential exploration of why and how women’s sexuality works—based on groundbreaking research and brain science—that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy. Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a “pink pill” for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reasons this book makes crystal clear, that pill will never exist—but as a result of the research that’s gone into it, scientists in the last few years have learned more about how women’s sexuality works than we ever thought possible, and Come as You Are explains it all.
His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage
Ease the trouble of identifying the unmet needs—both your own and your partner’s—that are causing relationship friction with this bestseller. Inside, you’ll find the 10 most important needs for each half of a married couple and valuable advice on how both spouses can help each other fill them.
You Can Be Right (or You Can Be Married)
A serial monogamist for more than two decades, Dana Adam Shapiro wanted to know why the honeymoon phase of his relationships never lasted. Believing that you learn more from failure than from success, he spent the next three years interviewing hundreds of divorced people, hoping to become so fluent in the errors of Eros that he would be able to avoid them in his own love life—and one day be a better husband. Shockingly intimate and profoundly personal, this is a page-turning, practical guide that is full of marital wisdom for any couple looking to beat the roulette-wheel odds of actually staying together forever.
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
“If we learn to meet each other’s deep emotional need to feel loved, and choose to do it, the love we share will be exciting beyond anything we’ve ever felt.” -Gary Chapman
Millions have taken the practical wisdom offered in this bestselling guide for growing and nurturing romantic relationships and deepening intimacy.
Real Love, Right Now: A Celebrity Love Architect’s Thirty-Day Blueprint for Finding Your Soul Mate–and So Much More!
Real love is out there . . .
Kailen Rosenberg will help you find it. From the costar of the groundbreaking series Lovetown, USA on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, this is an encouraging, inspiring book to help you get past the things holding you back from finding real, authentic love. Kailen starts with a physical, mental, and emotional self-appraisal, which asks you to examine the things you don’t want to admit are holding you back, and helps you discover what you need to work on to have the best shot at finding a soul mate and creating a fuller, more rewarding love life. She then lays out a fail-proof, step-by-step thirty-day plan that will lead you to love when you have made yourself love-ready.
The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship: A Toltec Wisdom Book
Couples looking for lasting love would be wise to apply the expertise found in this meditation on love and relationships based on the Toltec teachings that inspired The Four Agreements. Use Mastery of Love to navigate around the usual love life traps of fear, insecurity, unmet expectations, emotional wounds and stale routine.
The Art of Falling in Love
by Joe Beam
This book describes, in a way you won’t find anywhere else, what love is, how to find it, how to keep from losing it, and how to get it back if you’ve already lost it. Insightful, revealing, and practical, yet full of gentle humor, this book leads you through the process that will keep you in love for the rest of your life.
The Big, Fun, Sexy Book
by Lisa Rinner
Too much comfort in your relationship can strip your sex life of its XXX rating and render your love life . . . lifeless. New York Times bestselling authors Ian Kerner, a nationally recognized sex counselor, and vivacious television personality Lisa Rinna are on a mission to help you get from “no-go” to the Big O. Mind-blowing sex is just pages away—now let’s have some fun!
Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, 20th Anniversary Edition
Getting the Love You Want has been a trusted resource for millions of couples and this 20th Anniversary edition updates its practical instruction in conflict resolution and effective communication based on behavioral science and cutting-edge therapy. The intent is to replace a relationship eroded by self-destructive behavior with one that is oriented towards healing and support for both halves.