Recommended Reading

Books I use in my couples work:

Neurodiverse Marriages/ASD/Asperger’s

  • The Happy Neurodiverse Marriage – Sarah Ruggera
  • The Autism Couple’s Workbook, Second Edition – Maxine Aston
  • Alone Together: Making an Asperger Marriage Work – Katrin Bentley


  • The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman
  • The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Know to Make Love Work by Real, Terrence
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work : A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert by John M. Gottman, Nan Silver
  • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.


  • After the Affair by Janis Abrams Spring
  • When You’re The One Who Cheats by Tammy Nelson
  • State of Affairs by Ester Perel
  • How Can I Forgive you? by Janis Abrams Spring
  • Private Lies by Frank Pittman

Sexual Issues

  • The New Monogamy: Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity by Tammy Nelson
  • Sexual Intelligence by Marty Klein
  • The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy
  • For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life by Laura Berman, PhD
  • Rekindling Desire by Barry and Emily McCarthy

Codependence and Recovery

  • Facing Codependency by Pia Mellody
  • Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie
  • Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet G. Woititz
  • Homecomming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child by John Bradshaw
  • The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
  • Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Women’s Issues

  • Happy Me Happy We – Sarah Ruggera, LMFT
  • Choosing Me before We by Christine Arylo
  • You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
  • The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by E. Bass & L. Davis
  • The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Lerner

Men’s Issues

  • I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression by Terrence Real
  • When Good Men Behave Badly: Change Your Behavior, Change Your Relationship by David B. Wexler
  • Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse by Mike Lew


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