Patricia A. Sheldon, LCSW, LMFT, Certified EFT Therapist

Working with individuals, couples, families, groups and businesses. Because everybody, needs somebody, sometime. (Keith Urban)

Patricia A. Sheldon, LCSW, LMFT
13000 Equity Place
Suite 106
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 552-6050
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My Personal Favorites Include:

Recommended Reading for Couples:

This list is not an endorsement.  There is no financial gain from these recommendations.  They are simply books I have read and I have found helpful, or others have found them helpful:
 Hold Me Tight by Dr. Susan Johnson  
Enrich your relationship, increase intimacy and connection, learn how to nurture your relationship for a lifetime of love.  Practical and straight forward.
Created for Connection by Dr. Susan Johnson & Kenny Sanderfer 
The "Hold Me Tight" for Christian couples.  Biblical wisdom for connection and intimacy.
 Love Sense: The Revolutionary Science or Romantic Love by Dr. Susan Johnson:  A revolutionary understanding of how we love based on cutting edge research.  
Dating and Chosing the Right Partner by Susan Piver
This little book poses questions for partners to ask each other before deciding to marry. It covers a number of areas. The majority of questions are very basic, yet very important for couples to discuss before the BIG DAY! 

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work:  A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Reslationship Expert by John Gottman and Nan Silver. 

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last
by John Gottman
A foremost relationship expert, bases his approach on research with couples.  After watching couples for only 5 minutes, Gottman predicts, with 93% accuracy, couples that will stay together and couples that will divorce. From this research, he has writen a number of books to help couples learn the skills and knowledge to have healthy relationships.
After the Affair by Janis Abrahms Spring
This is a great book for both partners having experienced an affair with chapters directed toward the betrayed partner and the partner who engaged in the affair.  Questions to consider and exercises are included.  
Torn Asunder [Recovering from an Extramarital Affair] by Dave Carder
Sorts through the factors that contribute to infidelity and maps the recovery process for both partners. 
Worthy of Her Trust, by Stephen Arturburn & Jason Martinkus
This a great book to rebuild sexual integrity and gain trust. 
Not Just Friends: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After   Infidelity, by Shirley P. Glass with Jean Coppock Staehili Povides profound   practical guidance to prevent cheating and if it happens heal from it.  


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