Books on Relationships for African Americans


Books on Relationships
for African American Couples


What’s Love Got to Do With It? Understanding and Healing the Rift Between Black Men and Women by Donna L. Franklin  ISBN0-7432-0321-6

What Mama Couldn’t Tell Us About Love Healing the Emotional Legacy of Racism by Celebrating Our Light by Brenda Lane Richardson   ISBN 0-06-093079-9

Getting to I Do by Dr. Patricia Allen & Sandra Harmon ISBN 0-380-71815-4 (This is a great book for understanding the differences between personalities in a relationship. It’s not so much about getting married as it is about staying married.)

Five Love Languages How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman, Northfield Publishing, 1992

The Sistahs’ Rules – Not to Be Confused with The Rules Secrets to Meeting, Getting and Keeping a Good Black Man by Denene Millner  ISBN 0-688-15689-4

The Rules II – More Rules to Live and Love By by Ellen Fein & Sherrie Schneider ISBN 0-446-60621-9

Never Satisfied – How & Why Men Cheat by Michael Baisden ISBN 0-9643675-8-0

Not A Day Goes By by E. Lynn Harris. Fiction but closer to real life than we want to believe! ISBN 0-385-49825-x

Surrendering to Marriage: Husbands, Wives & Other Imperfections by Iris Krasnow, Talk Miramax Books, 2001

Hot Monogamy by Love & Robinson, Plume, 1999

Staying Married: A Guide for African American Couples by Anita Doreen Diggs and Vera S. Paster, Kensington Publishing, 2000

Making Love the Way We Used to….Or Better – Secrets to Satisfying Midlife Sexuality by Alan M. Altman and Laurie Ashner, McGraw – Hill, 2002

In the Garden of My Dreams: Memoirs of a Marriage by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip and Harold Haizlip, Bantam Doubleday, 2000.

Passionate Marriage: Love, Sex and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships by David Schnarch, Henry Holt Publisher, 1998

Keeping the Love You Find – A Guide for Singles by Harville Hendrix, Pocket Books, 1992

Am I the Last Virgin?: Ten African American Reflections on Sex and Love by Malik Yusef (Editor), Aladdin Paperbacks, ISBN 068981254X

Friends, Lovers and Soulmates: A Guide to Better Relationships Between Black Men & Women by Derek S. Hopson and Darlene Powell Hopson, Fireside, 1995

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus: A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationship by John Gray, Harper Collins Publishing, 1992

Infidelity – A Survival Guide by Don-David Lusterman, New Harbinger Publications, 1998,

Loving Home: Caring for African American Marriages and Families by Lee H. Butler, Pilgrim Press, 2000


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