It can be difficult to navigate your personal struggles on your own. If you are looking for help or know someone who is struggling with any of the following, these books can help you or your friend regain life.

Depression: Some wonderful books have been written about depression; books on how to help your loved one, memoirs, novels addressing the subject, and self-help books.

Divorce:Woman’s Divorce has recommendations for different books based on where you are in your divorce: deciding to, preparing for, its impact on children, and starting over. Also, here’s an excellent list for both sexes on how to make divorce as civil as possible.

Financial Advice: Learning how to handle money is difficult. If you are just beginning your career, here’s a list of eleven books to read to better understand how to save, invest, and get out of debt. Inc. also compiled a list of the top ten personal finance books of all time:

Strengthening Your Marriage: Whether your marriage is struggling or it’s stronger than ever, your marriage can benefit from the following books:

Raising Children: Melissa Taylor compiled a list of ten books that helped her generate learning, growth, and creativity in her kids. What’s great about her list is that these books don’t promote formulaic ways of parenting. As Taylor says, “my children aren’t robots. They’re individuals. Formulas aren’t for me.”

  • Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential by Eileen Kennedy Moore, PhD Mark S Lowenthal, PsyD
  • Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder by Mariah Bruehl

Body Image: Accepting your body can be difficult for both men and women alike.

Quarter-Life Crisis: Life between your late twenties and early thirties can be difficult. Most have a picture of what life will look like at that age: a great career, money in savings, a significant other, and maybe even children. For some though, student loans don’t always get paid off right away, and/or they are forced to settle for a job instead of a career. Sound familiar? This article that sheds some advice on the topic and lists four books to consider reading.

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