If you want to boost your relationship, or even save it, then it pays to get advice. That's where this list of the best relationship books on audible can help.
These audiobooks are written (and narrated) by experienced relationship professionals. They’ll help you understand yourself and your partner better. As well as building healthier relationship skills such as empathy, communication and understanding.
These audiobooks are ideal for anyone who’s ready to start working on their relationship, and to become the best version of themselves for their partner. And you can do it conveniently while on a drive or working out.
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Alicia Munoz understands that arguments happen in all relationships. Accepting that is fine - but accepting that all arguments have to turn into a fight is not okay.
No More Fighting is an Audible book that’s packed with a series of 20-minute exercises that are designed to educate you and your partner on how to argue productively.
Using dialogue and prompts, the exercises will help you develop a better communication style that ensures arguments are resolved quickly and promptly - and without the need for escalation.
Mindfulness allows us to live in the present moment so that we engage with our partner. It allows us to connect with them in the present moment and develop lasting bonds.
Mindfulness Relationship Habits is the kind of relationship book that’s tailor-made for Audible. It introduces you to 25 practices that you and your partner can implement to make your relationship more mindful.
Over time, you’ll turn these practices into habits, and your relationship will be all the better for it. This audiobook is filled with key relationship lessons and insights. It might take a bit of time for you to develop these new habits, but listening to this book repeatedly over the long term will pay off.
How to Be An Adult in Relationships is another popular Audible relationship book that’s based on mindfulness. In this case, mindful loving.
Narrated by the author himself, and utilising Buddhist concepts, the book shows you how to be present in your relationship. It also shows you how to appreciate what you have, how to show affection to your partner, and how to just be.
Coming in at just over 9 hours, this audiobook will take a bit of time to get through. And because it’s got a strong philosophical slant, it's one for couples who lean towards the intellectual side of things. That said, wisdom is timeless. Anyone who wants to build their relationship on virtues like love and compassion is advised to give this book a listen.
Do you wish your relationship was extraordinary?
What if it was possible to make your relationship simply by making a few tweaks to the way you communicate with your partner?
According to I Hear You - it is.
This three-hour-long Audible book by Michael S. Sorensen shows you how to master the art of communication. It deals with how to resolve conflict, how to prevent conflict, as well as how to encourage your partner, give them advice and offer support.
In short, it shows you how to be the person your partner needs you to be. Easy to listen to, quick to listen to, it’s a joy.
Even if you’re in a relationship and/or have been in one before, that doesn’t mean you know it all. Few of us do. Being part of a couple requires a lot of effort on our part. It isn’t easy and sometimes we come up short. It’s kinda like playing a sports game - you make mistakes. You don’t always get it right.
Couple Skills is the audiobook that’s going to show you the 25 couple skills that will help you get better at relationships. Steve Keller masterfully shows you how to increase your trust levels and reduce conflict. He also shows you how to deal with issues as and when they arise.
Another short one (it’s just three hours long), the advice is concise and practical, and while the narrator gets through a lot, Couple Skills can be listened to in just a few sessions.
“I want this to work.”
Does the phrase sound familiar to you?
Perhaps you’ve used it when talking to your partner, or perhaps your partner has used it when talking to you.
Either way, I Want This to Work is a powerful relationship audiobook on Audible that shows you why a relationship might not work - and what you can do to make it work.
From negotiating the toughest conversations to understanding the “five-part relationship system,” this book will teach you how to grow with your partner.
We won’t lie - at 9 hours and 27 minutes, it’s a long listen. But if you’re determined to save your relationship and want to listen to a relationship coach who’s tolerant of all types of relationships, this might be the book for you.
I’ve never really been a fan of the phrase “art” of something because it always seems so flowery and overdone.
However, The Mastery of Love is a bit of an exception.
Written by relationship expert don Miguel Ruiz, this audiobook shows you how to get past the drama that’s blighted your past (and/or) current relationship. It teaches you how to move beyond past mistakes, how to be more aware of who you are and what you offer - and how to achieve a love that lasts a lifetime.
There are three things you’ll master: Awareness, Transformation and Love. And while “mastering” something can again sound slightly OTT, the author at least simplifies everything so that anyone can put into practice what he’s saying.
As a bonus, this Audible book is just 2 hours and 33 minutes long.
If you’ve hit the dating scene and to start at the beginning all over again, it helps to understand healthy dating.
What is healthy dating?
According to Boundaries in Dating, it’s when we meet someone we really like and easily establish boundaries with them. This ensures we don’t lose ourselves in a relationship and stay in control of our values and what we want.
Indeed, discussing things like finances, intimacy and what you will and will not tolerate right from the start is the key to a solid relationship. This lengthy audiobook shows you how to do that so that you’re emotionally available to your partner and don’t cross the line over to passive-aggressive behavior when you lose sight of who you are.
Relationship Goals is a New York Times bestseller that’s available on Audible.
Why should you read it?
Aside from all the awards and accolades this book has received (and it’s received a heck of a lot), Relationship Goals is a must-listen for anyone who’s looking for a relationship audiobook that comes with a religious slant.
Author and preacher Michael Todd speaks with honesty and compassion about how to live your life as a better person. It’s aimed at those who are in a relationship, but the lessons within it can also be applied by single people who are looking at ways to make improvements to their life.
Yes, the book is inspired by God’s word. If you don’t dig religion, you might want to avoid this one. For everyone else who aspires to enjoy a healthier relationship with their partner and God, it’s a book worth adding to your list.
Imagine if you had the secret to a love that lasts?
Author Dr Gary Chapman has identified the five love languages - including physical touch and acts of service - and he shares them in The Five Love Languages.
Once you understand your love language, as well as your partner’s love language, your relationship will grow to a new level. You’ll harmonise, communicate better, and engage better.
This is another Audible relationship book that comes with a strong Christian leaning. However, the insights, the wisdom and the advice is relevant to all couples who want to develop deeper bonds and cherish their partner forever.
Written by psychotherapist Mira Kirshenbaum but narrated by Adriane McNeely, Too Good to Stay, Too Bad to Leave takes a different approach from most of the other Audible relationship books we’ve looked at so far. It’s aimed at those who are at a crossroads in their relationship and aren’t sure what to do next.
In other words, do you call it quits - or do you fight through the bad times?
It’s true that all relationships are different and require different strategies. Mira Kirshenbaum knows this, which is why she shows you how to critique your unique situation so that you’re able to come up with the answers.
Will this book solve all your problems? It’s possible. By asking you the key questions, such as what you can and cannot forgive in a relationship, it will help you get closer to the truth.
We’ve already got a Gary Chapman book on this list (The Five Love Languages), and One More Try is his book of hope for married spouses.
Unlike the book above that deals with a slightly similar subject, it’s not for those who are seriously considering breaking things off. Instead, it’s for spouses who know their marriage has got problems, but who are willing to do what it takes to get things back on track.
If your marriage needs healing, this 3 hours and 25 minutes audiobook will give you reasons to fight. It will also arm you with much-needed tactics that will show you what you need to do next in order to heal and move forward with your partner.
A note of caution: One More Try is only worth listening to if you’re willing to give your marriage one last try. If your marriage is dead and unsalvageable, this book might not be of help.
The 5 A’s of love were defined by David Richo, author of How To Be An Adult In Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving.
While appreciation reminds us to show our partner that they matter to us, acceptance is a way of embracing our self-worth and happiness.
Attention is something we all feel whether we say it’s true or not - we all want to feel needed, wanted and desired.
Affection is our way of giving attention to our partner and showing them that we want them, while allowing is essential for a relationship because it allows us to assert our independence so that we have room to breathe and space to pursue our personal goals.
The 4 types of relationships are:
Naturally, the purpose of this review guide is to highlight 12 of the best romantic relationship books on Audible. But some books - such as Relationship Goals by Michael Todd - contain practical advice that can help you improve all your relationships.
This is important to note because, while a romantic relationship can bring us so much joy and complete our life, family relationships and friendships can center us. It’s not enough that you’re able to master one type of relationship. To succeed in life, you need to master them all.
Intimacy is very different from sex. Intimacy is when there’s a deeper connection between the two of you - a shared bond that's physical and emotional.
As such, building intimacy with a woman will take time. To get there, you need to spend time getting to know her. Ask her questions and respond with honesty to her questions. Over time, she’ll learn to trust you. This is super important because, unlike a man, a woman falls in love with a man because he makes her feel a certain way by pushing her emotional buttons.
Show her affection. Surprise her, be gentle with her. Be there for her - don’t play games. Share things with her - ideas, plans, goals. Talk to her about your life, and connect with her on a deeper, intellectual plane.
More than anything, talk to her. Communicate openly with her, don’t be evasive or enigmatic. Be direct and open.
You can also read books like Couple Skills: 25 Skills to Build Deeper Connections for Couples with Questions on How to Enhance Intimacy in Their Relationships: Advice for Making Your Relationship and Communication Work to help you build intimacy.
To help you find the best relationship books on Audible, you can read review guides like this. You can also read customer reviews.
Another good idea is to go to Amazon and type in a keyword like “relationship books” in the search box (toggle the filter to apply the category “books”).
You can also use keywords like “relationship communication books” or “marriage books.”
Amazon lists their top sellers at the top of the search results. When you click on one of the audiobooks, you can scroll down to see what other Audible relationship books people have bought.
Intimacy, commitment, and communication make a relationship.
Intimacy: (not necessarily just sex) is a core ingredient to a successful relationship. It cements your bonds as a romantic couple.
Commitment: If you don’t commit to a relationship, the ground you’re walking on will always be unstable. How can you properly love someone without going all-in?
Commitment means all kinds of things. It means committing to being honest. It means committing to being the best version of yourself. It means committing to your partner.
Communication: Books like "I Hear You" are written precisely because couples all over the world realize they need to communicate better. When you communicate properly with your partner, all walls and barriers fall. Things open up, you become vulnerable together, deal with conflict better and take your relationship to the next level.
Also see: 15 Best Relationship Books For Guys (Sex and Love)┃14 Best Psychology Books About Relationships ┃12 Best Relationship Books for Singles┃The 10 Best Books on Relationships ┃10 Best Self-Help Books on Relationships and Communication┃10 Best Relationship Books For Couples
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