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                                                   Recommended Reading

Codependency and Boundaries

• Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

• Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

• Where to Draw the Line by Anne Katherine

• The Disease to Please by Harriet Braiker

• Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet Woititz

• Recovery: A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics by Herbert Gravitz and Julie Bowden


Dysfunctional Families

• Toxic Parents by Susan Forward

• If You Had Controlling Parents by Dan Neurharth

• Running on Empty by Jonice Webb

• The Emotionally Absent Mother by Jasmin Lee Cori



• Who’s Pulling Your Strings by Harriet Braiker

• The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

• Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

• After the Affair by Janis Abrahms Spring



• The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel LiveWellwithSharonMartin.com

• Get Out of my Life, But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? by Anthony Wolf

• Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! by Michael Bradley


Depression/Mental Health

• Feeling Good by David Burns

• Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman

• 8 Keys to Mental Health through Exercise by Christina Hibbert

• DARE: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks by Barry McDonagh


For Women

• Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood

• Why Does He Do That? By Lundy Bancroft

• The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass and

Laura Davis

• The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner

• Perfect Daughters by Robert Ackerman For Men

• I Don’t Want to Talk about It by Terrence Real

• Silent Sons by Robert Ackerman


Trauma and Healing

• Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman

• The Body Keeps Score by Bessel Van der Kolk LiveWellwithSharonMartin.com

• You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

• Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine



• The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

• Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

• Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff

• Forgive for Good by Fred Luskin

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

• Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

• Emotional Freedom by Judith Orloff

• The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron

• The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg


Grief/Perinatal Loss

• Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Deborah Davis

• Bearing the Unbearable by Joanne Cacciatore

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