24/08/2019 11:03 AM IST

15 Books All Couples Should Read, According To Marriage Therapists

These are the books couples therapists recommend to their married clients.

Marriage therapists make the most of the sessions they have with clients who are trying to work through some weighty issues: communication breakdownssexual dry spellsemotional labor falling on one spouse’s shoulders. 

But a couple’s work doesn’t end the second those sessions are over. Often therapists assign homework, asking their clients to read books that could give them a better understanding of any longstanding marital problems.

HuffPost asked therapists across the country to share the books they recommend most often ― or find themselves returning to in their own relationships. Check out their recs below. 

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