Find Out More About Relationships & Family
The following sites and print sources offer more information. Many of these provided evidence for the information in this section.
American Psychological Association's Help Center http://www.apahelpcenter.org/
National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/index.jsp
Leaving Abuse http://www.leavingabuse.com/
Family Matters Online Parenting Magazine & Radio Show http://www.familymattersradio.com/
Mayo Clinic - Social Support: A Buffer Against Life's Ills http://www.riversideonline.com/health_reference/Behavior-Mental-Health/MH00041.cfm
Depression and Anxiety Support Alliance http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=training_home
Conflict Resolution Network http://www.crnhq.org/
CR Info 2003 http://www.crinfo.org/index.jsp
Conflict Research Consortium at the University of Colorado http://conflict.colorado.edu/
McGill University - interactive games on self-esteem http://selfesteemgames.mcgill.ca/games/index.htm
LeadersDirect.com - self-esteem quiz http://www.leadersdirect.com/howareyou.html#
Books & Articles
Beebe, S.A., Beebe, S.J., Redmond, M.V. (2001). Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others. Allyn & Bacon.
Berkman, Syme, S., Cohen (2001). Social relationships and health. Advanced in Mind-Body Medicine, 17, 5-7.
Borisoff, D., Victor, D.A. (1997). Conflict Management: A Communication Skills Approach.. Allyn & Bacon, 2nd edition.
Bower, S.A., Bower, G.H. (1991). Asserting Yourself: A Practical Guide for Positive Change. Addison Wesley Publishing Company; 2th edition.
Branden, N. (1988). How to Raise Your Self-Esteem. Bantam Books.
Cohen, S., Doyle, W.J., Skoner, D.P., Rabin, B.S., Gwaltney, J.M. Jr (1997). Social ties and susceptibility to the common cold. Journal of American Medical Association, 277, 1940-44.
Cohen, S., Gottlieb, B.H., Underwood L. (2000). Social relationships and health. In Cohen, S., Underwood, L. & Gottlieb, B.H. (Eds), Social Support Measurement and Interventions: A Guide for Health and Social Scientists. New York: Oxborg University Press.
Covey, S.R. (1998). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families: Building a Beautiful Family Culture in a Turbulent World. Golden Books; Reprint edition.
Dana, D. (2000). Conflict Resolution. McGraw-Hill Trade.
DeVito, J.A. (2003). The Interpersonal Communication Book. Pearson, Allyn, & Bacon, 10th edition.
Doe, M. (2001). Busy but Balanced: Practical and Inspirational Ways to Create a Calmer, Closer Family. St. Martin's Press.
Hayden, R. (1999). For Richer, Not Poorer - The Money Book for Couples. Health Communications.
Hayes, J., Tarcher, J.P. (1989). Smart Love: Changing Painful Patterns, Choosing Healthy Relationships: A Codependence Recovery Program Based on Relationship Addiction Support Group.
Hendrichs, G., Hendrichs, K. (2004). Lasting Love: The 5 Secrets of Growing a Vital, Conscious Relationship. Rodale, Inc..
Hendrix, H. (1999). The Parenting Companion: Meditations and Exercises For Giving the Love That Heals. Atria.
House, J.S., Landis, K.R., Umberson, D. (1998). Social relationships and health. Science, 24, 540-545.
Jones, A. (1998). 104 Activities That Build: Self-esteem, Teamwork, Communication, Anger Management, Self-discovery, and Coping Skills. Rec Room Publishing.
Kane, R., Kane, N. (2002). From Fear to Love: Overcoming the Barriers to Healthy Relationships. Moody Publishers.
Kasl, C.S. (1998). A Home For The Heart: A Practical Guide to Intimate and Social Relationships. Perennial.
Lynch, J.R., Ph.D. When Anger Scares You: How to Overcome Your Fear of Conflict and Express Your Anger in Healthy Ways. New Harbinger Publications.
McGraw, P. (2003). Self Matters: Creating Your Life from the Inside Out. Free Press.
McLean, R. & Jahnke, R. (2002). The Circle of Life Facilitator Training Manual (15, 32). Health Action: Santa Barbara, CA.
Mellan, O. (1995). Money Harmony: Resolving Money Conflicts in Your Life and Your Relationships. Walker & Company; Reprint edition.
Niven, D. (2003). Simple Secrets of Great Relationships: What Scientists Have Learned
and How You Can Use It. San Francisco: Harper.
Parrott, L. (1998). Relationships Workbook. Zondervan Publishing Company.
Paterson, R.J., Ph.D. (2000). The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships. New Harbinger Publications.
Patricia Evans (1996). The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize it and How to Respond. Adams Media Corporation; 2nd Expanded edition.
Peterson, G. (2000). Making Healthy Families. Shadow & Light Publications.
Prochaska JO, Norcross JC, Diclemente CC (1994). Changing for Good. Avon Books, New York.
Richo, D. (2002). How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving. Shambhala.
Sato, T. (2003). The Ever-Transcending Spirit: The Psychology of Human Relationships, Consciousness, and Development. IUniverse.
Seeman, T.E., Berkman, L.F., Blazer, D., Rowe, J.W. (1994). Social ties and support and neuroendocrine functions: The MacArthur studies of successful aging. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 16, 95-106.
Shaffer, C.R., Anundsen, K. (1993). Creating Community Anywhere: Finding Support and Connection in a Fragmented World. Jeremy P. Tarcher.
Sorensen, M. (1998). Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem. Wolf Publishing Co.
Twist, L. (2003). The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life. W.W. Norton & Company; 1st edition.
Uchino, B.N. (2004). Social Support and Physical Health: Understanding the Health Consequences of Relationships. Yale University Press.
Weeks, D. (1994). The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution: Preserving Relationships at Work, at Home, and in the Community. Jeremy P. Tarcher; Reprint edition.
Yager, J. (2002). When Friendship Hurts: How to Deal With Friends Who Betray, Abandon, or Wound You. Fireside.