Relationships – Books I like

These are some books that expanded my knowledge and proved useful in working with my clients. The prices shown are the total costs for getting used books in ‘Very Good’ to ‘Good’ condition by US mail (total cost of book and shipping) from, unless otherwise mentioned. Most books arrive in a week. I was rarely disappointed with the quality. I also buy used books sold at the local library book sales. They cost $0.50 to $2. I label their prices same or lower than what I have to spend, to get a replacement copy from

I sell them to my clients on “Return anytime and get full refund” policy. Many of them are happy to buy them. Some kept them forever, some returned for refund and some said “I don’t want any refund”. This arrangement is very practical and really helpful for expanding the skill set of my clients.

  • Women with controlling partners – Taking back your life from a manipulative or abusive partner by Carol Lambert $13
  •  Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone by Mark Goulston $7
  • Talking to crazy : How to deal with the irrational and impossible people in your life by Mark Goulston $16.
  • Stop caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist – How to end the drama by Margalis Fjelstad $21
  • 30 lessons for living by Karl Pellimer Ph.D $5
  • Invisible chains – Overcoming coercive control in your intimate relationships by Lisa Aronson Fontes PhD $13
  • Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and  John Townsend – Both authors are clinical psychologists $5
  • Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny,  Ron McMillan, Al Switzler $9
  • Crucial confrontations by by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny,  Ron McMillan, Al Switzler $5
  • Emotional blackmail by Susan Forward $8
  • The power of positive confrontation – The skills you need to handle conflicts at work, at home, Online and In Life by Barbara Pachter $12
Parents and Grandparents
  • Mothers who can’t love by Susan Forward PhD $19
  • Toxic parents by Susan Forward PhD  $7
  • Children of the aging self absorbed – A guide to coping with difficult, narcissistic parents & Grandparents by Nina W. Brown $10
  • The science of happily ever after by Ty Tashiro PhD $17
  • 30 lessons for loving by Karl Pellimer Ph.D $15
  • Raising Can-Do kids – Giving children the tools to thrive in a fast changing world by Richard Rende and Jen Prosek $10.
  • How to talk so kids will listen & Listen so kids will talk by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish $ 10 – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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