Relationship advice books needed
March 30, 2009 10:13 AM Subscribe
Who's the Dr. Phil for the Dan Savage audience?
posted by jk252b to human relations (13 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I have been a long-time Dan Savage reader, and think he's the cream of the advice column crop. I've even been known to appear on his podcast once. I find his advice usually quite spot-on, his politics jive exactly with mine, and his humor/sarcasm works quite well to balance the serious topics that he addresses.
I'm currently going through a rough patch in my long-term relationship that I'd like to find some advice through relationship/self-help books, websites, or other resources. The issues we face are nothing groundbreaking or unusual -- basically having to do with issues of communication in face of conflicting schedules, and the annoying habits that drive the other person crazy and only emerge in the long-term. Certainly Dan Savage would be able to give sage advice on these issues, but they're really quite vanilla for his column.
So I'm basically looking for the Dr. Phil for the Dan Savage audience. I'm sure that's a problematic description, but I really just mean someone who writes about common relationship issues in a way that liberal, atheist, highly-educated GGG, late-20's professionals can relate to.