Best Self Help Books for Women on Self Esteem, Love, Finances and Emotional Health

Written by: Emily Cordz
 

Every library and bookstore has a huge section devoted to self help books. These range in books to help you quit smoking to books to help you boost your financial health. With so many books to choose from it can be difficult for women to find truly helpful books amongst the hundreds of mediocre ones. Below is a selection of some of the best self help books for women divided into common topics of concern.

1.) Self Esteem Books for Women

Self esteem issues affect all aspects of a person’s life so it is important to work at maintain a positive and strong self esteem. One book that has received praise from critics and general readers alike is “Individual Power: Reclaiming Your Core, Your Truth and Your Life by Barbara Rose. In this book she shares her own experiences and helps readers see their personal strengths and gifts.

Another wonderful book is “Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem by Matthew McKay and Patrick Fanning. In the third edition self esteem gurus McKay and Fanning provide the same no fluff approach to building your self esteem that has helped hundreds.

2.) Love and Relationships Related Books

Self help books about love and relationships fall into three major categories troubled relationships, strengthening relationships, and dating.

For troubled relationships two good self help books include “The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to recognize it and how to respond by Patricia Evans and “Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft.

For strengthening current relationships The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” by John Gottman and Nan Silver is an excellent read. Blended family couples will enjoy “Stepcoupling: Creating and Sustaining a Strong Marriage in Today’s Blended Familyby Susan Wisdom and Jennifer Green.

For dating a couple good self help books include Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing” and “Hoping He’ll Change” by Robin Norwood and Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You by Susan J. Elliott JD Med.

3.) Personal Finances

Trouble with your finances can cause trouble with your relationships and emotional health, therefore it is important to feel in charge of your financial future. One book, which helps you achieve mental peace and financial security, is The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction” by Chellie Campbell.

4.) Books on Emotional Health for Women

Emotional health is interconnected with all aspects of our life, especially self esteem, so it is important to maintain a positive one. There are several excellent self help books regarding emotional health, but some best ones include “Women Who Run with the Wolves: Contacting the Power of the Wild Womanby Clarissa Pinkola Estes, “Succulent Wild Woman” by Sark, and Wake Up, I’m Fat by Camryn Manheim.

When it comes to self help books for women, there are hundreds of options out there. While one book might be life changing for one, another woman might find it useless. The above books are excellent books, but are also just some suggestions to get your started on your journey.

List of Books Discussed in this Article

Self Esteem Books:

  1. Individual Power: Reclaiming Your Core, Your Truth and Your Life by Barbara Rose
  2. Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem by Matthew McKay and Patrick Fanning

Love and Relationship Books:

  1. The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to recognize it and how to respond by Patricia Evans
  2. Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft
  3. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman and Nan Silver
  4. Stepcoupling: Creating and Sustaining a Strong Marriage in Today’s Blended Family by Susan Wisdom and Jennifer Green
  5. Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing by Robin Norwood
  6. Hoping He’ll Change by Robin Norwood
  7. Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You by Susan J. Elliott JD Med

Finances:

  1. The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction by Chellie Campbell

Emotional Health:

  1. Women Who Run with the Wolves: Contacting the Power of the Wild Woman by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  2. Succulent Wild Woman by Sark
  3. Wake Up, I’m Fat by Camryn Manheim

 

 
 


 
I have two goals every day, learn something new and write. If I have done that much, then it has been a good day. I have been a fitness instructor for 12 years and enjoy helping others discover the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. I like to learn at least a little about everything with my current focus being on wild foods, crafting, yoga and travel.


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