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Why Can’t You Read My Mind? Overcoming the 9 Toxic Thought Patterns That Get in the Way of a Loving Relationship

Bernstein, Jeffrey, PhD. Why Can’t You Read My Mind? Overcoming the 9 Toxic Thought Patterns That Get in the Way of a Loving Relationship. Da Capa Press, 2003

How To Talk So People Will Listen

Good advice including the following Conversation Rule 1: “Generally, people are more interested in themselves than they are in you. The corollary is that you are basically more interested in yourself than you are in other people.”

Brown, Steve. How To Talk So People Will Listen. Baker books, 1993

 

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk

Faber, Adele & Mazlish, Elaine. How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk. Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster Inc. 2012

How to Talk so Kids Can Learn

Faber, Adele & Mazlish, Elaine. How to Talk so Kids Can Learn. A Fireside Book Published by Simon & Schuster Inc. 1996

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail

A classic.

Gottman, John, PhD, Why Marriages Succeed or Fail, Simon and Schuster, 1994

A Couples Guide to Communication

Gottman, John, PhD, and others, A Couples Guide to Communication; Research Press 1976

The Dance of Connection

Lerner, Harriet. The Dance of Connection: How To Talk To Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed or Desperate. Harper Paperbacks, 2002

The Lost Art of Listening

A good read by a psychology professor at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

Nichols, Michael P, PhD, The Lost Art of Listening, 2nd Ed. The Guilford Press, 2009

Crucial Conversations

Over 2 million copies sold should tell you something.

Patterson, Grenny, McMillan & Switzler. Crucial Conversations, 2nd Ed. McGraw-Hill, 2012