Personal Relationship Books

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Startup Life

Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur Hardcover – January 14, 2013

"Real life insights on what it takes to make it in a relationship with an entrepreneur"

Entrepreneurs are always on the go, looking for the next "startup" challenge. And while they lead very intensely rewarding lives, time is always short and relationships are often long-distance and stressed because of extended periods apart. Coping with these, and other obstacles, are critical if an entrepreneur and their partner intend on staying together--and staying happy.

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For Better or For Work

A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families Hardcover – March 5, 2012

Discover how to build a successful business and follow your passions without sacrificing healthy family relationships to the financial and emotional rollercoaster that is entrepreneurship.


How does someone who is obsessed live peacefully with others who are not? That question summarizes the quandary faced by company founders and their families. To answer it, author Meg Cadoux Hirshberg examines the impact for better and for worse of entrepreneurial businesses on families and relationships, and vice versa.

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Smart Couples Finish Rich, Revised and Updated

9 Steps to Creating a Rich Future for You and Your Partner Paperback – January 9, 2018

“[David Bach’s] advice is heartfelt and worthy. For most couples struggling to make their financial lives smoother, this is a good place to get the dialogue rolling.” –USA Today

#1 New York Times bestselling author David Bach has helped millions of couples plan for a future they love with more than 7 million of his books in print. And now, completely updated and revised, Smart Couples Finish Rich, America’s favorite money book, is back. You’ll discover the latest techniques to live a life as a couple, where your values align and your money decisions become easier. 

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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert Paperback – May 5, 2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Over a million copies sold! “An eminently practical guide to an emotionally intelligent—and long-lasting—marriage.”—Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. John Gottman’s unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make—and break—a marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship.

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The Business of Friendship

Making the Most of Our Relationships Where We Spend Most of Our Time Hardcover – Illustrated, August 18, 2020

Want to be happier, healthier, and enjoy your job more?

Make better friends at work.

The data is in. It is virtually impossible to feel connected and supported in life when we don’t feel that way where we spend most of our time—at work. Whether we work remotely or in an office, who we interact with consistently impacts everything from our longevity and mental health to our career success and job satisfaction

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Boundaries

When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life Paperback – April 1, 1992

Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances -- Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions -- Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others -- Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator -- Often.