A few of Christina’s favourite authors, arranged by subject. These authors have other books also, that you may want to explore:


“The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize it and How to Respond” by Patricia Evans

“Controlling People: How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal with People who Try to Control You” by Patricia Evans


“Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery – A Gentle Path to Beginning Recovery from Sex Addiction” by Patrick Carnes

“Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts” By Stefani Carnes, Mari A. Lee, Anthony D. Rodriguez

“It Will Never Happen to Me: Growing up with Addiction as Youngsters, Adolescents, Adults” by Claudia Black

Aging Parents

“Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders” by Mary Pipher

Anxiety & Depression

“The Feeling Good Handbook” by Dr. David Burns

“Beat the Blues, Before they Beat You” by Robert L. Leahy


“Hold me Tight: Seven Conversations for a lifetime of Love” by Dr. Sue Johnson

“After the Affair” by Janis A. Spring

“The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” by John Gottman

“Hot Monogamy” by Dr. Patricia Love and Jo Robinson


“Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Stay in or  Get Out of Your Relationship” by Mira Kirshenbaum

“The Good Divorce” by Dr. Constance Ahrons

Grief & Loss

“Understanding Your Grief” by Alan Wolfelt

“Healing Your Grieving Heart” by Alan Wolfelt

“I Can’t Stop Crying” by John D. Martin


“Parenting from the Inside Out” by Daniel J. Siegel

“Hold onto Your Kids. Why Parents Need to Matter more than Peers” by Dr. Gabor Maté

“The Secret of Parenting: How to be in charge of Today’s Kids – From Toddlers to Preteens-Without Threats or Punishment” by Anthony E. Wolf, PhD

“I’d Listen to My Parents if They’d Just Shut up: What to Say and not Say When Parenting Teens” by Anthony E. Wolf, PhD


“Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to take control of Your Life” by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

“Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent and Lead” by Brené Brown

“The Gifts of Imperfection: Letting Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be & Embrace Who You Are” by Brené Brown

Children’s Books

“When Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families” by Marc Brown

“When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death” by Marc Brown

“Playing With the Angels: Stories of Possibilities for Grieving Children” by K. Jane George

“Waterbugs & Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children” by Doris Stickney

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

– Vivian Greene