Seven Books to Read This Valentine’s Day to Win at Love

Love, Self

Here are the best books to help you have a happy relationship with your sweetie and yourself.

Valentine’s Day is almost here and a surprising number of people (54% of women and 38% of men) still feel the holiday is a great chance to show your significant other you care. Check out the whole survey conducted by Women’s Health and Men’s Health Magazine here.

All of the focus on love this month provides a tremendous opportunity for all of us, no matter our relationship status to remember to to keep focus on loving ourselves. Self love is the most important ingredient in a happy, successful love life, no matter what your status.

Here are the best books to help you have a healthy, happy, satisfying relationship with your sweetie and yourself:

Wired for Dating: How Understanding Neurobiology and Attachment Style Can Help You Find Your Ideal Mate
by Stan Tatkin PsyD MFT, Harville Hendrix PhD
Everybody wants someone to love and spend time with, and searching for your ideal partner is a natural and healthy human tendency. Just about everyone dates at some point in their lives, yet few really understand what they're doing or how to get the best results. In Wired for Dating, psychologist and relationship expert Stan Tatkin—author of Wired for Love—offers powerful tips based in neuroscience and attachment theory to help you find a compatible mate and go on to create a fabulous relationship.

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
by Brene Brown
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

The Spiritual Girl's Guide to Dating: Your Enlightened Path to Love, Sex, and Soulmates
by Amy Leigh Mercree
There's love and then there's the love of your life, your soul mate, your one true partner you were destined to share this journey with. But in this material world of online hookups and speed dating, finding that special someone whose soul speaks to yours can seem like an impossible task. But it doesn't have to be that way with The Spiritual Girl's Guide to Dating, you can master the Art of Spiritual Dating and attract your true soul mate. In this one-of-a-kind Spiritual Dater's Toolkit, acclaimed healer and intuitive Mercree lays out her spiritual yet sensible strategies for finding and keeping the love of your life, including how to: Empower Your Heart, Live the Natural Law, Separate Karmic Attraction from True Connection, Identify the Four Men to Avoid, Harness Your Own Sexual Energy, and Know Your Soulmates. With Mercree’s perceptive and prescriptive advice, you'll find yourself on the soulful journey of a lifetime to lasting love!

Adventures for Your Soul: 21 Ways to Transform Your Habits and Reach Your Full Potential
by Shannon Kaiser
Sometimes the one thing you need to make a change is to see things from a fresh perspective. Discover twenty-one innovative emotional explorations to boldly confront the habits that are holding you back in this breakthrough guide that provides the tools you need to fearlessly embrace your innermost desires. Drawing from her own transformational experiences, Shannon Kaiser’s program utilizes an empowering process that encourages you to go on adventures for your soul.

Choosing ME Before WE: Every Woman's Guide to Life and Love
by Christine Arylo  
Full of sass, soul, and the type of empowering wisdom that no woman should live without, Choosing ME before WE is like a heart-to-heart with your closest girlfriend. And best of all, you’ll discover that your closest girlfriend is your own truest self, inside you, always ready to offer wise, loving advice about what is best for you.

Love Yourself, Heal Your Life Workbook
by Louise Hay
Based on Louise Hay's bestselling book "You Can Heal Your Life" this interactive workbook is really about change. It directly applies Louise's techniques of self-love and positive thinking to a wide range of topics that effect us all on a daily basis, including: Health Fears and Phobias, Sex, Self-Esteem, Money and Prosperity, Friendship, Addictive Behaviour, and, Work and Intimacy.

I See Your Soul Mate: An Intuitive's Guide to Finding and Keeping Love
by Sue Fredrick
According to author Sue Frederick, an intuitive since childhood, we've all come here to accomplish a great mission. Honoring who we came here to be opens the door to allow our soul mate to stand beside us. In I See Your Soul Mate, Frederick teaches how to use intuitive recognition to guide you flawlessly to love through your own powerful reinvention.