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It's self-help time

Posted by Meredith Goldstein  January 9, 2013 08:20 AM

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It's time for another self-help review project.

Here's how it works:

I post a list of the self-help and relationship books that have been mailed to me over the past six months or so. If you want one, e-mail me (meregoldstein at gmail dot com). Put "BOOK!" in the subject line. Tell me which book you want and I'll do my best to get it to you. I have one copy of each book, so move fast.

If you get one of the books, you have homework. By early February I expect you to e-mail me a sentence or two about the most important thing you learned from the book. You can be critical. You can praise the book. You can be snarky. I just want to hear about the book and how it might help our community.

After I collect the reviews, I'll post them.

And if you don't hear from me in a day or two, assume your book was snagged by someone else.

- Meredith

Here's the list:

"Don't Roll Your Eyes: Making In-laws into Family," Ruth Nemzoff

"Dumped: You would have dumped him and you know it. He just beat you to it. Here’s our grown-up guide to getting ... over your ex in record time," Maryjane Fahey and Caryn Beth Rosenthal.

"8 Weeks to Everlasting: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting (and Keeping!) the Guy You Want," Amy Laurent.

"Finding your Way in a Wild New World: Reclaim Your true nature to Create the Life You Want," Martha Beck

"The Nine Phases of Marriage: How to Make it, Break it, Keep it," Susan Shapiro Barash

"Meditation for Multitaskers: Your Guide to Finding Peace Between the Pings," David Dillard-Wright, PhD

"The Good Enough Spouse: Resolve or Dissolve Conflicting Marriages," Dr. William E. Ward.

"Talk to Me Like I'm Someone You Love: Relationship Repair in a Flash," Nancy Dreyfus

“I Love You But I Don’t Trust You: The Complete Guide to Restoring Trust in Your Relationship," Mira Kirshenbaum.

"Codependent No More: Workbook," Melody Beattie

"It’s Complicated (But it Doesn’t Have to Be): A Modern guide to Finding and Keeping Love," Paul Carrick Brunson.

"Stuff Every Husband Should Know," Eric San Juan

"I See Your Soul Mate: A Intuitive's Guide to Finding and Keeping Love," Sue Frederick.

"50 Ways to Play: BDSM for Nice People," Debra and Don Macleod.

"Shut Up and Dance: The Joy of Letting Go of the Lead- on the Dance Floor and Off," Jamie Rose

"Flirtexting: How to test your way into his heart," Debra Goldstein and Olivia Baniuszewicz

"Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become," Barbara L. Fredrickson, PhD.

"The Heart of Money: A Couple’s Guide to Creating True Financial Intimacy," Deborah L. Price

"Anxious in Love: How to manage your anxiety, reduce conflict, and reconnect with your partner," Carolyn Daitch , PhD, and Lissah Lorberbaum, MA

"It's Your Move: How to Play the Game and Win the Man You Want," Nick Savoy

"Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What is Sacred," Mark Nepo

"The Promise of Love, Sex, and Intimacy: How a Simple Breathing Practice Will Enrich Your Life Forever," Mark Whitwell.

"Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead," Brene Brown, PhD

"What Makes Love Last?: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal; Secrets from the Love Lab," John Gottman, PhD, and Nan Silver.

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