Help my brother, please.
November 22, 2005 11:52 AM Subscribe
Can anyone recommend a good relationship book for a marriage on the rocks?
posted by SheIsMighty to human relations (14 answers total)
I'm looking for a book for my brother to read. Here's the short story: My brother and his wife have been married for 16 years and have 2 great kids. About a year and a half ago, they decided that the best thing financially for the family was for my brother to buy a big rig and become a truck driver. They were both aware that he would have to be away for 5-6 days at a time. My brother hates it, but realizes that it's something they need to put up with for about another 2 years while they pay off some bills. Fast forward to last week, my sister-in-law slams my brother with "I don't think I love you anymore. I want a separation". Completely out of left field according to my brother. He took the week off from driving and they're talking more and it looks like they're going to work through it eventually (fingers crossed), but my brother can't get past the fact that the love of his life told him she didn't love him anymore. He needs to work through that hurt and I though some sort of a book might help if he could read it at night in the truck and help him formulate his thoughts and how he can communicate better with his wife. Everyone is in agreement that the best thing would be individual therapy and couple's therapy, but with him on the road all the time, there just isn't time to do that right now.
Have there been any books that have made a great impact on you or your relationship?