10 Top Books on Relationships

There’s a certain novelty when it comes to reading the details of other people’s relationships.
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September Songs: The Good News About Marriage in the Later Years by Maggie Scarf

Ever wonder what the future holds for your marriage? Journalist Maggie Scarf interviews numerous couples between the ages of 50 and 75 in this well researched study.
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The Husbands and Wives Club: A Year in the Life of a Couples Therapy Group by Laurie Abraham

The troubles of 5 couples are brought to life by Abraham in this close look at couples therapy, making this an important book on the institute of modern marriage.
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Falling Apart in One Piece by Stacy Morrison

How does one handle the shell shock of divorce? For Morrison, the answer was to keep moving. You’ll sympathize with her honest musings on learning how to fall out of love, a demanding career, and caring for her young son.
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Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

Commitment-phobe Gilbert waxes on about domesticity with Brazilian beau, Felipe, while simultaneously researching the history of marriage and divorce.
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Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession by Julie Powell

After spending a year cooking with Julia, Powell takes an apprenticeship with a butcher shop. Tales of her adult sex life are interwoven with detailed reports of her time spent with the chopping block.
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A Little Pregnant: Our Memoir of Fertility, Infertility, and a Marriage by Linda Carbone & Ed Decker

He said, she said; most books that follow this format can weigh on one’s patience. But in the case of Carbone and Decker’s tale of fertility clinics, miscarriages, and near-divorce spats, hearing both sides of the story humanizes their anger.
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Marriage and Other Acts of Charity: A Memoir by Kate Braestrup

Braestrup, an ordained minister, clues us into the secrets she’s learned from years of counseling couples. Here, she shows us the true meaning of love, and in some cases, how to find it.
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The Slippery Year: A Meditation on Happily Ever After by Melanie Gideon

In throes of midlife, Gideon humorously wonders, "is this all there is?" A quick, enjoyable read for women dealing with children, dogs, and yes, husbands.
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Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Before she felt bad about her neck, Ephron was feeling the pangs of a cheating husband. A thinly veiled version of her own marriage’s demise, Ephron’s biggest quip (and perhaps her funniest) is that at 7 months pregnant, she can’t date.
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What I Thought I Knew by Alice Eve Cohen

After struggling with infertility for years, Cohen finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at 44. With a daughter and fiance in tow, Cohen questions her ability to bring a baby into the world. Related Stories The Top 100 Books Every Woman Should Read When Harry Dumped Sally 5 Facts About That Bad Boy of Yours Loving La Vida Solo
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First Published Wed, 2010-03-03 14:49

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