Personal Relationships

Want a relationship expert’s take on books worth reading about relationships? Here are a few suggestions…

Intimate Relationships, 6th Edition (2012)
by Rowland Miller
McGraw-Hill.

A simply fabulous introductory relationships text accessible to anyone. Required reading in Psyc 443.


Interdependent Minds: The Dynamics of Close Relationships (2011)

by Sandra L. Murray and John G. Holmes
Guilford Publications

A tour de force! Aimed at the serious student of relationship science and an exceptional introduction to the work of two of relationship science’s greatest thinkers’ work.


Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct (2008)
by Michael E. McCullough
Wiley

Whether you’re interested in forgiveness, frustrated by forgiveness, or craving revenge, this book is an engaging and accessible introduction to current research and theory on forgiveness and revenge written by one of the leading experts in the field.


The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert (1999)
John M. Gottman and Nan Silver
Wiley

Dr. Boon tells her students that this book should be *required reading* for all persons involved in (or hoping to become involved in) longterm romantic relationships. A must-read.