February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, which is an opportunity for libraries to highlight resources that can help teens identify the warning signs of problematic relationships and to see what healthy relationships can look like.These books can start conversations and perhaps even make a difference in the lives of teens.The Available Parent: Expert Advice for Raising Successful and Resilient Teens and Tweens. John Duffys The Available Parent will help you negotiate the ever-changing landscape of the teenage years.Imagine healthy conversations replacing angry outbursts, slammed doors, obsessive texting or sullen silence.
Unlike most couples therapy, which is largely unscientific even by psychology's standards, these two back their work with peer reviewed empirical evidence, which wins major points with me.
Well, from my experiences, I thought The Dating Manifesto by Lisa Anderson and Finding the Right one for You by H.
Norman Wright were great books on finding the right guy to date.
have been the best resources I've found on monogamous relationships.
They go well beyond the standard couples therapy fare of "developing communication skills" and delve into the real issues that tend to be at the root of couples' disputes (attachment and friendship, or lack thereof).