This is a big day! It’s not only Valentine’s Day–Happy Valentine’s Day!–but it’s also the day an interview with us in relationship therapy appeared on the famous Five Books website. Here’s the link to the interview itself, and here’s the link to the Five Books main page featuring our interview.
Here’s how these interviews work. People who are famous or prominent in their fields are invited to recommend the five best books in their fields, and the cover everything under the sun–the whole world of art, history, science, culture, economics, cooking, music. You name it. The only restriction, darn it!, is that you can’t recommend any of your own books.
Now we did this interview a few years ago. But when we were contacted again we were told that it was one of their most popular interviews and they wanted to run it on Valentine’s Day.
Click here to see it on the Five Books website with lovely pictures and graphics. Or just keep reading here if you just want the words. Here’s the whole text:
Mira Kirshenbaum recommends the best books on Relationship Therapy
To mark Valentine’s Day, we asked Mira Kirshenbaum, psychotherapist and clinical director of the Chestnut Hill Institute, to choose the best books on how successful relationships work—and what advice she’d give to Emma and Charles Bovary.
Mira Kirshenbaum is a therapist for individuals, couples and families. She is co-founder and clinical director of The Chestnut Hill Institute. She is the author of eleven bestselling and award-winning books on relationships, translated into 25 languages, including I Love You, But I Don’t Trust You: The Complete Guide to Restoring Trust in Your Relationship, Too Good To Leave, Too Bad To Stay: A Step-By-Step Guide to Resolving Your Relationship, and When Good People Have Affairs: Inside the Hearts and Minds of People in Two Relationships.
Mira, you are an internationally renowned relationship therapist. What can books tell us about relationships?