Something interactive like a book can be a useful tool in marriage. As we all know, communication is an important aspect of any relationship.
Couples communication books serve as a resource that can be used to interact more productively and successfully.
No matter how great you think you are at communicating with your spouse, there is always something new to learn about couples’ communication.
Let’s discuss in detail just how much couples communication books can help.
They give spouses an activity to do together
Conduct a search for “communication books recommended for couples” or “top recommended books on relationships” and you will soon discover that there are a lot of options to choose from.
You and your spouse can select a book and read it together. Reading a book on couples’ communication skills not only passes on knowledge but it promotes communication as well.
The best way to communicate and interact is being together. Discussing something that will benefit the marriage will also help hone those skills. Practice does make perfect.
They are a positive influence
Communication books are also a massive positive influence. The knowledge gained will directly affect behaviors and increase mindfulness during communication without realizing it (hence the passive).
Learning skills and techniques do not matter if they are not implemented, but reading has a special way of activating the brain and putting new skills to use.
In addition to directly affecting your behavior, reading reduces stress, expands vocabulary (which allows spouses to better express themselves), and improves focus.
So grab ahold of some books on communication and watch your marriage improve!
They help identify what you’re doing wrong
Reading advice written by an expert also helps people realize what they are doing wrong when communicating with their spouses. We all have poor communication habits.
A portion of individuals tend to be distant, others are more passive and some come off as argumentative. As stated previously, reading these books increases mindfulness and that mindfulness allows individuals to take a closer look at how they talk with their husband/wife.
Once poor communication habits are identified they can be fixed and a marriage thrives as a result. Small edits make a big difference.
Best communication books for couples
Here are a few suggestions on some of the best books on communication help for couples.
- Communication Miracles for Couples – ‘Jonathan Robinson’
Authored by Johnathan Robinson, who is not only a psychotherapist but also an acclaimed professional speaker, the book encapsulates a set of highly effective communications techniques for couples that are very simple to apply and would help in transforming your marriage.
The book has been fragmented into three sections; Creating Intimacy, Avoiding Fights, and Solving problems without bruising egos. The books present a holistic and simple approach to better communication in marriage and relationships.
- Communication in Marriage: How to communicate with your spouse without fighting – ‘Markus and Ashley Kusi’
Having difficulty communicating with your spouse? Read communication in marriage by Markus Kusia nd Ashley Kusi to know how to communicate with a difficult spouse.
The book comprises 7 chapters that dissect and elaborates the various aspects of effective and efficient communication; Listening, emotional intelligence, trust, intimacy, conflicts, and it also shares an action plan to help you get started.
- The Five Love Languages – ‘ Gary Chapman
In this book, Gary Chapman explores how individuals feel loved and appreciated. The book introduces five love languages that also helps us to understand how others interpret love and appreciation.
The five love languages are; Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and finally Physical Touch.
These languages are essential for expressing love and affection and aids in creating a more effective relationship with your partner.