Hi Kazz and others,
A couple of books I have found to be very helpful over the years of my life are the following:
"Men are from Mars, women are from Venus" (1992) written by American author and relationship counselor John Gray. It helps to explain the ways in which men and women think and respond to each other, and why. Very insightful.
"When bad things happen to good people" (2004) by Harold Kushner, Jewish Rabbi. ...... I (Soberlicious - or you can call me Mel) got this book when both of my parents were diagnosed with cancer within six months of each other. My Dad had a very serious brain tumor and melanoma, and my Mum had bowel cancer. The thing I liked about this book is that it didn't seem to be 'too religious'. Well, not for me anyway. I found some very comforting words in there for what I was going through at the time.
There are a great many other self-help books out there, but these two are two that I find myself going back to time and again.
Oh, another on is called "Courage to Heal" which is for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. There are two female authors, but other than that I can't remember what year it was published, or the names of the authors. But it is another one that I went back to a number of times. I have since given it away, I think. I've got a feeling that it's a good 20 to 25 years old by now. But a great book for those looking for help with how to survive and thrive after the abuse.
Anyway, that's all I got for now. Cheerio and sweet dreams. xo