Long after the wedding gifts have been opened and the honeymoon is just a distant memory, you and your spouse have to keep finding ways to make your marriage work. The pressure to maintain communication, keep the spark alive, and continue to grow as individuals can put strain on even the strongest union. Fortunately, there are tons of books that will make you a better spouse so your marriage can continue to thrive for years to come.
Some choice self-help books are a given (no list of marriage books would be complete without The 5 Love Languages). But profiles of great marriages from history to serve as inspiration, as well as a humorous compendium of marital advice. By reviewing well-researched advice from professional counselors, as well as the inner workings of unions that stand the test of time, you can find plenty of encouragement to make your own marriage as excellent as possible.
With these resources, you and your spouse can continue to strengthen your bond as you weather life together. With communication, empathy, and a lot of humor, you can work together to craft a marriage that meets your needs. So even months or years after you said “I do,” you’ll continue to grow as a couple and make a great life for yourselves.