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20 Relationship Books That Will Help You Be a Better Partner and Friend

I don’t know about you but I spent a lot of my life assuming that relationships were something you only learned about through experience and a whole lot of trial and error. They didn’t seem like anything you could study up on. Turns out, I was totally wrong. The ability to be a good partner and friend isn’t something you were born with—it’s a learned skill, and one we could all stand to brush up on from time to time. After all, so many factors impact how we function in relationships, from past baggage to personal communication styles, and the more you understand, the better equipped you are to truly connect with and show

up for others.

There are many different ways to pe into your ~relational education~. Relationship books are one avenue, including books written by relationship experts like couples therapists, counselors, and psychologists. Below, find some relationship books that people (including myself) have just found really helpful for learning more about ourselves, how we relate to others, and how we can improve as partners and friends.

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