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IMAGO Relationship Therapy tools website

The 5 love languages: The secret to love that lasts (Gary Chapman)

His needs, her needs: Building an affair-proof marriage (Willard F. Harley)

Take back your marriage: Sticking together in a world that pulls us apart (William J. Doherty)

The seven principles for making marriage work (John M. Gottman)

Fighting for your marriage: Positive steps for preventing divorce and preserving a lasting love (Markman, H., Stanley, S., & Blumberg, S.)

Beyond the myth of marital happiness: How embracing the virtues of loyalty, generosity, justice, and courage can strengthen your relationship (Fowers, B. J.)

Why marriages succeed or fail and how you can make yours last (Gottman, J. M.)

The relationship cure: A five step guide for building better connections with family, friends, and lovers (Gottman, J. M., & DeClaire, J.)

Ten lessons to transform your marriage: America’s love lab experts share their strategies for strengthening your relationship (Gottman, J. M., Gottman, J. S., & Declaire, J.)

Hold me tight: Seven conversations for a lifetime of love (Johnson, S. M.)

Passionate marriage: Sex, love, and intimacy in emotionally committed relationships (Schnarch, D.)

The power of commitment: A guide to active, lifelong love (Stanley, S. M.)

After the fight: Using your disagreements to build a stronger relationship (Wile, D. B.)

After the honeymoon: How conflict can improve your relationship (Revised Ed.) (Wile, D. B.)

Saving Relationships

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The divorce remedy: The proven 7-Step program for saving your marriage (Michele Weiner Davis)

You don’t have to take it anymore: Turn your resentful, angry, or emotionally abusive relationship into a compassionate, loving one (Stosny, S.)

Divorce busting: A step-by-step approach to making your marriage loving again (Weiner-Davis, M.)

Abusive Relationships

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Women who try too hard: Breaking the pleaser habits (Leman, K.)

Marriage and Religion

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The love dare (Stephen and Alex Kendrick)

The language of love and respect (Emerson Eggerichs)

Parenting

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And baby makes three: The six-step plan for preserving marital intimacy and rekindling romance after baby arrives (Gottman, J. M., & Gottman, J. S.)

Parenting your out-of-control teenager: 7 steps to reestablish authority and reclaim love (Scott P. Sells)

Raising an emotionally intelligent child the heart of parenting (John Gottman and Joan Declaire)

How to behave so your children will, too! (Sal Severe)

How to behave so your preschool will, too! (Sal Severe)

Sexual Intimacy

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Rekindling desire: A step by step program to help low sex and no sex marriages (McCarthy, B. W., & McCarthy, E. J.)

The sex-starved marriage: A couple’s guide to boosting their marriage libido (Weiner-Davis, M.)

Resurrecting sex: Resolving sexual problems and rejuvenating your relationship (Schnarch, D.)

Intimacy & desire: Awaken the passion in your relationship (Schnarch, D.)

After an Affair

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Not "just friends": Protect your relationship from infidelity and heal the trauma of betrayal (Glass, S. P.)

After the affair: Healing the pain and rebuilding trust when a partner has been unfaithful (Spring, J. A.)

Surviving an affair (Willard Harley and Jennifer Chalmers)

Getting past the affair: A program to help you cope, heal, and move on—together or apart (Snyder, D. K., Baucom, D. H., & Gordon, K. C.)

After a Loss

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Life after loss: A practical guide to renewing your life after experiencing major loss (Bob Deits)

Trauma

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing & Client Stories

Infertility

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When you're not expecting: An infertility survival guide (Constance Shapiro)

Recovering from Abuse

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The courage to heal: A guide for women survivors of child sexual abuse (Bass, E. & Davis, L.)

The courage to heal workbook: A guide for women and men survivors of child sexual abuse (Davis, L.)

Dealing with Suicide

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Race to nowhere (Vicki Ables)

How to survive when they're depressed (Anne Sheffield)

Darkness visible (William Styron)

When nothing matters anymore: A survival guide for depressed teens (Bev Cobain)

Silent grief: Living in the wake of suicide (Lukas & Seiden)

No time to say goodbye (Carla Fine)

Eight stories up: An adolescent chooses hope over suicide ( Dequincy A. Lezine with David Brent)