Relationship Therapy Books to Read Before Saying I Do

I am a book lover. I have loved reading books for as long as I could read and I have passed that love over to my kids. They love reading and it makes me very happy. I read all sorts of books, relationship books, self-help books, business books, finance books and more. The goal for 2019 is to read a book a week and so far so good I am on track with my week 3 book already.I learn a lot from reading books, and I love the fact that there is a book for every niche. And Amazon Kindle has made my love for reading a lot stronger thanks to how easy it is to think of a book and start reading in within a minute.


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Relationship Therapy Books to Read Before Saying I Do

In the last few months, I have been read a lot of relationship books on my Kindle and I recommend some more than others. These relationship books I recommend are great for intending couples to read before they say their vows. Marriage should be a life long commitment, which is why intending couples need to ensure they go for premarital counseling and ask the right questions before the get married.

There is no reason not to have a form of premarital counseling. With the advancement of technology, you can even have your sessions online if you need to. Myself and my husband had premarital counseling, and I would advise any couple to have some counseling sessions with a qualified therapist before exchanging vows. I would also advise couples to read as many relationship books as possible before their big day.

Here are my 3 top relationship books to read before you get married –


The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

I have read this book a few times and I really like it. It explains  the 5 love languages in detail, and I thinks every couple should it. It is a great relationship book to read before you say I do. Gary Chapman is a terrific author. He explains the different 5 expressions of love and how to identify and communicate effectively in a spouse’s “love language.”. This is a great premarital book to read.


101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged by H Norman Wright

Many couples fail to get to really know their potential spouses while they are courting. They spend their time on unimportant things and forget to pay attention to things that really matters. This book helps couples ask in-depth and personal questions in order to see if they would make it to the altar. It is definitely worth reading.


Questions for Couples: What to Ask Before You Say “I Do”: A Primer for Planning Your Future Together and A Guide to What to Expect From Premarital Counseling (The Wedding Series)

This is another great book to read. It is a guide that offers over 450 realistic and practical questions in 18 categories for intending marriage couples. This book covers topics from Finances and Intimacy to Religion and Children. It also guides couples on what to expect from premarital counselling. It is a great book.


Have you read any of these relationship therapy books? What are your thoughts on premarital counselling?


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16 responses

  1. No I haven’t. They weren’t available when I met the ex. I didn’t need them with my 2nd husband as our marriage was and is everything anyone could want.

    Yes we had our moments but it was and is a relationship rarely found. He was and is my soul mate. They can never be a substitute for my late husband. As you know he unexpectedly passed away last year. .

    I think if you have emotional difficulties (the ex and I both came with childhood dysfunction) Ì doubt we would have taken any notice of this.

    Life was very different in the 1980s too, when I met him, too now. .

    I think the books and relationship therapy are a great idea. I haven’t read any of this genre of books.

    I do though read alot of self improvement and spiritual (not relgious as there is a different between the two) books by various authors such as Buddhism, Christian mysticism and non-duality such as Eckhart Tolle.

    Also secular type self improvement like Melody Beattie John Bradshaw and so on

    • Good to hear you had an amazing marriage with your late husband. Sorry for your loss again. I read a lot of self improvement and spiritual books. I will check out the authors you mentioned here. Books and relationship therapy are a great idea. Thanks Carol.

  2. I’ve never heard of books like this before, but I can see there place in society. My sister-in-law is getting married soon, so I’ll have to let her know about them 🙂

  3. I am not sure about pre-marital counselling but then organising a wedding is very stressful, so could be a great idea

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