Self help books?

United States
February 22, 2008 4:16pm CST
Do you read books or magazines that help you be a better husband/wife, parent, employee, employer, etc? I just ordered a couple books from a book swap I am on--His Needs Her Needs and The New Birth Order. What about you? What was your favorite? What would you recommend? I loved Bringing Up Boys by Dr James Dobson- for any parent, not just one with boys. I had to get that one on CD cause I didn't have time to read.
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@NCgirl (488)
• Philippines
22 Feb 08
Im reading "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands" right now, it's so good and funny..
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• United States
23 Feb 08
Hehe, does it have recipes? Who is the author?
@elisa812 (3032)
• United States
23 Feb 08
I checked that book out from the library once, but I never really ended up reading very much of it before I had to return it. Maybe I'll check it out again since you say it's really good! :)
@NCgirl (488)
• Philippines
23 Feb 08
the author is Dr. Laura Schlessinger.. It just look boring, but you can get pointers from her interviews on the book
@elisa812 (3032)
• United States
23 Feb 08
I like to read those types of books cause I think they can sometimes have very useful information. My husband and I read a marriage book together last year, and we've used a lot of the ideas from the book. I actually have really noticed a big difference in our marriage since we've started using the concepts in the book, so it really did help us a lot. We weren't having trouble with our marriage or anything, but I just think it enhanced our relationship a great deal. I would definitely recommend it! I think it's called The Five Love Languages. Ever since reading it, my husband has been more loving toward me than even when we first started dating, and I get really sweet surprises from him like flowers and chocolates and stuff all the time since he read it! :) hehe
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@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
23 Feb 08
And that is a book that I would like to read sometime. :) It's on my list of books to read... so I'll get to it.. eventually. :)
• United States
23 Feb 08
I haven't read that yet, but I have heard good things about it. It teaches (or reminds us) that people love differently. And like to be loved differently. Once you know what kind of person you are and your spouse is...its easier to show them you love them. I think its more important to read these kind of books when things are going good. Sometimes its too late...I also think its great your husband read the book with you!
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb 08
I was diagnozed as has BPD back in 2006 and it meant nothing to me, so I bought three good self help books, off Amazon to help me understand the label I have been given. It's Borderline Personality Disorder and I can relate to what the books tell me and I can also help myself to live with it and to understand what my behaviour is and hopefully change it, they are now my reference books and great survival guides too. I also get self help books on confidence which I suffer from, and positivity, that's why the internet is such a wonderful tool, you can do so much research, and all those lovely books just ripe for picking.
• United States
23 Feb 08
I love to read. My problem is I don't get much time for reading. I get two sentences read and get interrupted by a kid. A week later I try to read the same two sentences. LOL