Whether you’re the kind of reader that devours Harry Potter and Game of Thrones in days or is pensive about skimming through a Facebook status that’s a little too long, chances are you’ve at least or heard of some of the best relationship books.
Self-help books are of the most mass-produced and profitable genres in today’s publishing market, meaning that even if you can’t stand the likes of Dr. Phil or Rick Warren—in which case, points for you—the fact is their books are as ubiquitous and inescapable as the former’s daytime TV show or the buzz surrounding the latter’s megachurch.
That being said, the best relationship books aren’t just buzzy or high-profile money makers.
Instead, they use the buzz generally surrounding their medium to draw readers in and impart words of wisdom, or what passes for that today, anyway.
Not everything in these books is altogether new or original. Still, it’s not always what you say but how you say it, and sometimes hearing a similar-sounding piece of advice repackaged for the modern day can suddenly make it more applicable or understandable and that, in turn, can make all the difference.
So, without further ado, whether you’re looking for the answer to what’s ailing your love life, looking to spice things up or are just to save your relationship, here are some of the best relationship books on the market today.