Recommended resources to help with Communication skills
– by Jonathan Robinson
Communicating with less blame and better understanding between couples creates harmony and keep love alive. These techniques develop effective communication with a spouse or partner and are easy to follow and apply.
Spousense: So many couples have problems that could be improved by better communication. This book provides the tools to tackle common communication problems. If you are looking for a book to give you ways to be a better spouse and solve some marital problems then this book may be just what you need.
– by Matthew McKay, PhD
Love takes work, but, when it comes to relationships, it pays to work smarter. Couple Skills teaches how to improve communication with your spouse, cope better with problems, and resolve conflicts in healthy and creative ways
Spousense: If you’re looking for a hands-on book full of very practical exercises on communications then look no further. Improving communication in your marriage is perfectly achievable and this book will show you how.
– by Susan Heitler
Learn to speak your mind so your partner will hear you with interest, not antagonism. Listen without becoming defensive. The exercises here teach you how to keep anger ceilings low, and converting moments of anger into powerful opportunities for learning and growth.
Spousense: A great workbook including short exercises that really make a difference to marital communications. It covers listening as well as speaking – so if you want to get stuck in and tackle a marital communication issue this useful book will show you the ropes.
– by Sherod Miller, Phyllis Miller, Elam W. Nunnally and Daniel B. Wackman
This text/workbook enhances your talking and listening skills, and teaches how to build agreements together in order to better your relationship with your spouse… and everyone else.
Spousense: Listening is such an under-rated skill and so important for a happy relationship. This book holds the key to enhancing your listening skills to better your relationship with your spouse… and everyone else.
– by Sherod Miller, Daniel Wackman and Elam Nunnally
Do you have trouble telling your spouse you are angry or offended, or loving and delighted? Do youeven have trouble telling yourself how you got to those feelings? “Straight Talk” teaches you to get to the roots of your thoughts, feelings and actions, and how to express them clearly.
Spousense: There’s nothing like a good bit of straight talk! Check out this book for hard-hitting but wise words – crammed with ideas to turn things around whether your marriage is in trouble or just needs a boost.
– by John Kador
With over 70 examples of the good, the bad, and the ineffective apology in action, no other bookcombines such a practical, how-to approach with a rich analysis of what it takes to make an apology work
Spousense: No more shallow apologies – learn the techniques to make powerful apologies that hit the spot!
– by Beverly Engel
In this inspiring book from internationally acclaimed therapist and self-improvement author Beverly Engel, you will learn why some people have difficulty apologizing while others tend to overapologize. You’ll learn how to give a meaningful apology, how to ask for one, and how to receive one. From making amends with those you have hurt to dealing with someone who refuses to apologize to teaching children responsibility and empathy, this life-changing book shows you how to bring a healing new element of renewal into every relationship in your life.
Spousense: With a focus on healing and transforming relationships this book is packed with information and marriage advice you can put into practice in your own life.
by Patricia Hudson’Hanlon and Bill O’Hanlon
Here is a fresh, new approach to relationships. It goes beyond analyzing relationships to changing them, even if one partner isn’t interested. Solution-oriented approach
Spousense: Simple, easy to follow and a great way to improve a relationship. We also like the fact that it can be used by one half of the couple and still bear results.