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Strengthen and Grow Your Relationship with These Helpful Books

The saying “time heals all wounds” is sage advice. Time can be a great healer. But time can also cause a lot of problems. Take relationships, for instance. Over time, many lengthy romantic relationships encounter strife or fall into a rut, and time can cause the dismantling of the friendships of people who were once close.

It is sad, but it is true. It happens to everyone. Perhaps a small slight left unresolved has grown into a huge chasm between you and your friend. Or you and your partner have fallen into a too-comfortable routine that you can’t seem to break. These things can be fixed! The important relationships are worth fighting for, whether it’s a marriage or a lifelong best friend.

This list is made up of eight books to motivate and inspire you in whatever relationship you are in, whether you are seeking dating, romance, or relationship advice, or are interested in the history of sex advice, a fantastic essays collection about relationships, or even wedding planning help. These books will help you identify the issues in your relationship, strengthen your bonds, and achieve your goals. Maybe the real relationships were the books we read along the way.

Liberty Hardy is a Book Riot senior contributing editor, co-host of All the Books, and above all else, a ravenous reader. She resides in Maine with her cats, Millay, Farrokh, and Zevon, who hate to read.