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Addiction
Breaking Addiction-A 7 Step Handbook by Lance Dodes
The Heart Of Addiction by Lance Dodes
Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening by Robert Myers
It Will Never Happen to Me - Claudia Black
Adult Children of Alcoholics - Janet Wotitz
Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families by John and Linda Friel
Toxic Parents by Susan Forward
Repeat After Me - Claudia Black
Addiction as an Attachment Disorder by Philip Flores
Another Chance by Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse
No More Letting Go
Chasing the Scream
The Responsibility Trap 
Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change 
Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism
Trauma and Addiction by Tian Dayton
Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening

ADHD
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
The Six Types of ADHD by Daniel Amen
Its Hard to Make a Difference when you can’t find your keys by Marilyn Paul

Adoption
The Connected Child by Karyn Puruis
The Primal Wound by Nancy Verrier
The Family of Adoption by Joyce Pavao

Affairs
After the Affair- Janis Abrahms Spring
How to Break Your Addiction to a Person- Howard Halpern
Getting Past Your Breakup- Susan Eliot
How to Help Your Spouse Heal From Your Affair- Linda MacDonald
Not Just Friends, Rebuilding Trust After Infidelity- Shirley Glass
The Ten Things to do When Your Life Falls Apart- Pema Chodron
Private Lies: Infidelity and the Betrayal of Intimacy - Frank Pittman 

Anger
Good Men Behaving Badly Dr. Wexler
The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner
Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans
Nonviolent Communications by Marshall Rosenberg
Already Free: Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation

Anxiety
Mindful Way Through Anxiety by Orsillo and Roemer
Feeling Good Handbook by Ken Burns
Worried Sick by Karol Ward
Anxiety Phobia Workbook by Bourn
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Attachment
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How I Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Levine & Heller
Becoming Attached by Robert Karen

Aspergers/Autism
Aspergers in Love: Couple Relationships and Family Affairs
The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband
Asperger Syndrome and Long Term Relationships by Ashley Stanford 

Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide - David Miklowitz
Bipolar Disorder- A Guide for Patients and Families - Frances Mondimore
Bipolar Disorder Demystified - Lana Castle

Borderline Personality Disorder
The essential family guide to borderline personality disorder" by Randi Kreger
Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified by Robert O. Friedel 
Understanding the Borderline Mother by Christine Lawson 
The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller 
Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Karyl McBride, PhD 

Surviving a Borderline Parent by Kimberlee Roth and Freda B. Friedman 
Loving Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder: How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship by Shari Manning 
Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder 

Co-Dependency

Co-Dependency Questionaire
Co-Dependent No More - Melanie Beattie
Breaking Free of the Co-Dependency Trap - Weinhold
Co-Dependence - Anne Wilson Schaff
Facing Codependency (and Workbook) by Pia Melody
Women Who Love Too Much - Robin Norwood

Couples/EFT
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
The ADHD Effect on Marriage - Melissa Orlov
Alone Together by Sherry Turkle
Love Sense - Dr. Sue Johnson

A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis
Talk to Me Like I am Someone You Love by Nancy Dreyfus

DBT- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Mind Over Mood by Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky
Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life by Scott Spradlin

Death/Dying
Being with Dying by Joan Halifax
The Four Things That Matter Most by Ira Byock
The Five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski
Who Dies? by Stephen Levine
Living In the Light of Death by Larry Rosenberg
No Death, No Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh
Staring at the Sun by Irvin Yalom
Healing through Dark Emotions by Miriam Greenspan
On Grief and Grieving by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
How to Die by Sherwin Nuland and Initimate
Death: How the Dying Teach us Love by Marie De Hanezel
The Grace in Dying by Kathleen Singh
Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss by Sameet M. Kumar PhD 
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

The Sad Book by Michael Rosen
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Widow to Widow by Genevieve Davis Ginsburg
How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies by Therese Rando
Daily Meditations for Loss by Martha Whitmore Hickman
Beloved Hearts Stories and Poems - Waterbugs and Dragonflies - Explaining Death To Young Children

Divorce
The Truth About Children and Divorce. Dealing with the Emotions So You And Your Children Can Thrive by Robert Emery, Ph.D
Two Homes by Claire Masurel
Just Like Always by Anne M. Perry
When My Parents Forgot to Be Friends by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos and Marta Fabrega
The Hurt by Teddi Doleski and William Hart McNichols
The Divorce Workbook for Children: Help for Kids to Overcome Difficult Family Changes and Grow up Happy by Ives, Fassler and Lash
Surviving The Breakup: How Children And Parents Cope With Divorce by Judith S. Wallerstein and Joan B. Kelly
Coping With Divorce, Single Parenting, and Remarriage: A Risk and Resiliency Perspective by E. Mavis Hetherington
For Better or For Worse: Divorce Reconsidered by Mavis Hetherington
Wisdom on Step-Parenting: How to Succeed Where Others Fail by Dr. Diana Weiss 
The Healthy Divorce - Keys to ending your marriage while preserving your emotional well being by Lois Gold, MSW

Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce
The Divorce Talk: How to Tell the Kids 
Surviving The Breakup: How Children And Parents Cope With Divorce
Your Divorce Advisor: A lawyer and Psychologist Guide by Mercer and Pruett

Eating Disorder
Eating Disorders - Reading List
To The Bone - Netflix

Emotional Abuse
Too Good To Leave, Too Bad to Stay by Mira Kirshenbaum
Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft

Emotional Incest
When He’s Married to Mom by Kenneth Adams
Silently Seduced by Kenneth Adams
The Emotional Incest Syndrome-What to do When a parent’s love rules your life by Dr. Patricia Love

Emotions/Feelings
Living Like You Mean It, by Ron Frederick, Ph.D
Emotional Awareness by Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman
Healing Through the Dark Emotions by Miriam Greenspan
What You Feel, You Can Heal by John Gray
Movie - Inside Out (Disney)


Forgiveness
How Can I Forgive You?: The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To by Janis A. Spring
Forgive for Good by Frederic Luskin
The Art of Forgiving by Lewis B. Smedes
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
The Art of Forgiveness by Jack Kornfield
A Lamp in the Darkness by Jack Kornfield
How Do I Forgive You by Janis Abrahms Spring

Healthy Sex

Sexual Intelligence - Marty Klein
She Comes First - Ian Kerner
Discovering Your Couple Sexual Style- Barry & Emily McCarthy
Rekindling Desire- Barry & Emily McCarthy

Mating in Captivity - Ester Perel
Beyond Orgasm: Dare to be Honest About the Sex You Really Want - Klein
Intended for Pleasure: Sex Technique and Sexual Fulfillment in Christian Marriage - Wheat and Wheat 
The Truth About Love and Hot Monogamy - Pat Love
Naked At Our Age: Talking Out Loud About Senior Sex - Joan Price (for over 40
For Yourself - Lonnie Barbach
The New Male Sexuality - Bernie Zilbergeld
Celebration of Sex - Douglas Rosenau
Sex Matters for Women - Foley, Kope, Sigrue


Illness:
Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Naomi Remen
Straw Into Gold by Diane Bodach
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
How to Be Sick by Toni Bernhard

LGBT

The Other Side of the Closet: The Coming Out Crisis for Straight Spouses and Familes by Amity Pierce Buxton
Coming Out Every Day : A Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning Man's Guide
Becoming Gay: The Journey To Self-Acceptance by Richard A. Isay M.D.
Positively Gay by Betty Berzon
The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World by Alan Downs
The Best Little Boy in the World by Andrew Tobias
The Way Out - Christopher Lee Nutter
The Grief Recovery Handbook - James and Friedman

Men's Issues

At My Fathers Wedding: Reclaiming our True Masculinity by John Lee
The Flying Boy: Healing the Wounded Man by John Lee
Knights Without Armor: A Guide to the Inner Lives of Men by Aaron Kipness
Iron John: A Book About Men by Robert Bly
I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression by Terrance Real
The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida
Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
I don't want to talk about it by Terrence Real
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine by  Moore & Gillette
Living Like You Mean It by Ron Frederick

Narcissism

Prisoners of Childhood - Alice Miller
Will I ever be good enough? - Karyl McBride
Children of the Self-Absorbed - Nina Brown
Trapped in the Mirror - Elan Golomb
Why is it all about you?: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism - Sandy Hotchkiss
The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists - Eleanor D. Payson
The Narcissistic Family by Stephanie Donaldson - Pressman 

Daughters Of Narcissistic Mothers 
Rethinking Narcissism by Craig Malkin
Toxic Parents by Susan Forward
The Emotionally Absent Mother by Jasmin Lee Cori

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Bruce M. Hyman, Cherry Pedrick
Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Personalized Recovery Program for Living with Uncertainty - Jonathan Grayson
When Perfect Isn't Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism - Martin M. Antony, Richard P. Swinson

Parenting 
Conscious Parenting - Shefali Tsabary
Parenting - Reading List
Get Out of my Life - Anthony Wolf
Reviving Ophelia - Mary Pipher
Attachment-Focused Parenting by Daniel A. Hughes 
The Connected Child by Karyn Purvis and David Cross 
The Whole Brain Child by Dan Siegal
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown
www.attachmentparenting.org
How to Deal With Your Acting-Up Teenager: Practical Help for Desperate Parents

Relationship Addiction

In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts - Gabor Mate
Facing Love Addiction - Pia Mellody
When Katie Wakes - Connie May Fowler
Is It Love or Is It Addiction - Brenda Schaeffer D.Min M.A.L.P. C.A.S.
Love and Addiction - Stanton Peele
How to Break Your Addiction to a Person - Howard Halpern
Getting Past Your Breakup - Susan J. Elliott JD MEd
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) "big book" - The Augustine Fellowship

Sexual Addiction
Out of the Shadows, Understanding Sexual Addiction - Patrick J. Carnes
Your Husbands Secret War - M.Means
The Porn Trap - Wendy and Larry Maltz
Untangling the Web - J. Schneider
Sex, Lies and Forgiveness - J.Schneider
Stop Sex Addiction: Real Hope, True Freedom for Sex Addicts and Partners - Milton Magness
Love You, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity - Mark Chamberlain and Geoff Steurer
Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal - Marsha Means and Barbara Steffens
The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography - Wendy and Larry Maltz
Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction - Mark Laaser
The Brain That Changes Itself

Shame

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead - Brene Brown
The Psychology of Shame - Gershen Kaufman
Shame and Pride - Donald Nathanson
Healing the Shame that Binds You - John Bradshaw
Letting Go of Shame: Understanding How Shame Affects Your Life
Shame & Guilt: Masters of Disguise 
Soul without Shame: A Guide to Liberating Yourself from the Judge Within by Byron Brown 
Kristin Neff: Self Compassion


Terminal Illness
Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death

Teenagers
The Guide to Getting It On by Paul Joannides
Our Bodies Ourselves by The Boston Women's Health Collective

Brainstorm - Daniel Siegel
Yell and Shout Cry and Pout by Peggy Tietz
The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller
Stick Up For Yourself by Gershen Kaufman

Trauma / Sexual Abuse / PTSD  
I Can’t Get Over It by Aphrodite Matsakis
Sexual Abuse - Reading List

Trauma and Recovery- Judith Herman
Trust After Trauma- Aphrodite Matsakis
I Can't Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors
Waking The Tiger- Peter Levine
Thou Shalt Not Be Aware- Alice Miller
Outgrowing The Pain- Eliana Gil
What it is Like to go to War - Karl Marlantes
Ghosts in the Bedroom: A Guide for the Partners of Incest Survivors - Ken Graber
Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child -
Laura Davis

What to Do When You Find Out...Your Wife Was Sexually Abused - John Courtright
The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse - Wendy Maltz
The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse - Ellen Bass
Repeat After Me- Claudia Black
Victims No Longer by Mike Lew
Trauma and Addiction by Tian Dayton

 

Women's Sexuality

Women's Sexuality Across the Life-Span - Judith Daniluk
Foley, Kope and Sugrue, D. (second edition). Sex matters for women: A complete guide to taking care of your sexual self. New York: Guilford 
Hite, S. (1976). The Hite report. New York: MacMillan. (Describes what real women need sexually. This is invaluable.)
Joannides, P. and Gross, D. (1998) The guide to getting it on: The universe's coolest and most informative book about sex. West Hollywood, Ca: Goofy Foot Press
Heiman and Lo Piccolo. Becoming Orgasmic
Emily Nagoski's -Come as you are
Winks, C and Semans, A. (1997) The new good vibrations guide to sex: How to have safe, fun sex. San Francisco: Cleis Press. (Just what it says--toys, toys, toys.)
Zoldbrod, A. (1998, 2002) Sex Smart: How your childhood shaped your sexual  life and what to do about it. iUniverse . (talks about sex negative environments,  developmental sexual trauma,
Winks, C and Semans, A. (1997) The new good vibrations guide to sex: How to have safe, fun sex. San Francisco: Cleis Press. (Just what it says--toys, toys, toys.)

Zoldbrod, A. (1998, 2002) Sex Smart: How your childhood shaped your sexual life and what to do about it. iUniverse . (talks about sex negative environments, developmental sexual trauma.
Emily Nagoski's -Come as you are

 

 


 

 

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