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Top 6 books will help you understand lesbian relationships

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 September 2018, 13:03 IST

There many books on a relationship which helps you to understand the importance and sacrifices which you or your partner makes to build a relationship stronger.

This article will help you know non-fiction/self-help books about relationships between queer women.

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These six non-fiction books about lesbian/queer women relationships, partnerships, marriage, and dating.

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Conscious Lesbian Dating and Love

Author: Ruth Schwartz and Michelle Murrain

The book has got a subtitle saying, “A Roadmap to Finding the Right Partner and Creating the Relationship of Your Dreams,” is unique.

From the authors' point of view, the main focus has been the mindfulness and conscious decision making in all stages of your relationship.

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The authors Schwartz and Murrain have also added their own personal experiences. Check out their website, which has additional resources like videos.

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Lesbian Couples: A Guide to Healthy Relationships

Author: D. Merilee Clunis and G. Dorsey Green

There are many non-fiction books out there about explaining relationships go, Lesbian Couples is a classic: it was first published in 1988, and then reissued in 2004.

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The authors Clunis and Green are two lesbian therapists with decades of experience, which they put to use in the book covering an impressively broad array of topics.

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Sexual Intimacy for Women: A Guide for Same-Sex Couples

Author: Glenda Corwin

If you want an advice on sexual intimacy to be in a long-term lesbian relationship, then this book is exactly what you need.

Sex therapist Glenda Corwin isn’t a kind of book with sexy times tips and tricks to impress your girlfriend or wife.

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It focuses on the emotional, physical, and psychological aspects of lesbian relationships with the goal of increasing sexual intimacy.

The author addresses issues like an orgasm, body image, identity, aging, and parenthood and their connections to (sexual) intimacy. An if you re thinking about LBD then you are absolutely right. The dreaded LBD — lesbian bed death — is discussed in detail.

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Lesbian Marriage: A Love and Sex Forever Kit

Author: Kim Chernin and Ruth Stendhal

This is the thing you were waiting for.

A relationship book which is specifically for all the lesbians who are married.

This tool kit is introduced by two experienced counsellors who are also a couple.

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The reader will find do’s and don’t’s as well as some activities and exercises to share with your partner.

They focus on 12 major challenges that all lesbian couples face, like “You always, I never—Grudges and Bed Death” and “The Ravenous Beast—Sex after Menopause?”

Working It Out: A Lesbian Relationship Primer

Author: Frances S. Fuchs

Said to be the most interactive book on this list. Written by an experienced lesbian counselor, it’s a workbook full of exercises to do on your own, with a partner, or even in a group of couples.

The book features some covers topics like communication skills, challenges of coming and being out, arguments, and more.

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The book moves chronologically through a relationship, with the first chapters dedicated to early relationship stages and personal skills that are necessary for those initial phases to make relationships strong.

Later chapters focus on cycles of a long-term relationship, introducing a map which will help you see where you and your partner stands in these patterns.

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True Secrets of Lesbian Desire: Keeping Sex Alive in Long-Term Relationships

Now, if you’re concerned about lesbian bed death — either that it’s currently happening to you and your partner or you’re worried it’s going to in the future — Stendhal provides the most comprehensive look at it.

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First published: 17 September 2018, 13:03 IST