Reading to Benefit Relationships


I’m a book-hoarder, often found walled inside mountains of literature while pecking away at new manuscripts. The stuff of writing may seem like an isolating factor. Yet, reading can connect us to others. Some works serve to improve our relationships. Today’s video highlights the following ways we can read to benefit our interpersonal well-being:

  • Read with your partner.
  • Read to children.
  • Read to isolated adults who might appreciate visitors (ill, elderly, e.g.).
  • Discuss books with friends.
  • Invest in books about interpersonal skills and relationships.
    • The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
    • The Necessary Nine by Dan Seaborn
    • Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
    • True Colors by Roger Birkman (personality types)
  • Experience other perspectives and expand empathy via the vicarious experiences of memoir, biography, or fiction.

What are your favorite ways to connect with others by reading?

I look forward to reading your comments.

Be Encouraged,


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