These 13 Books Will Improve Every Single One of Your Relationships

In the first year of Barack Obama's presidency, he gave an interview with his wife, Michelle, to The New Yorker that's often quoted for one particular explanation about their marriage. He said, "What sustains our relationship is I'm extremely happy with her, and part of it has to do with the fact that she is at once completely familiar to me, so that I can be myself and she knows me very well and I trust her completely, but at the same time she is also a complete mystery to me in some ways."

It's no secret that the former president and first lady's relationship is a source of inspiration, but the same can be said about other connections in their lives—at least from the public's view. The individual self-esteem Michelle and Barack have extends to the bonds they share with their children and relatives. Sure, these two are public figures, but let's not forget that they're people too. So are there common best practices that anyone can learn to foster healthy relationships? Yep.

We spoke to Kelly Campbell, an associate professor of psychology at California State University, San Bernardino, to round up the 15 best relationship books you can read to be a better partner, friend, family member, and overall person. 

Hopefully, with these titles and Campbell's advice, we can all work toward healthier relationships in the future. 

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