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The Best Books for Black Couples to Read Together

Reading is a powerful way for Black couples to strengthen their relationship and bond with each other.

In this blog post, we provide you with a list of best books for black couples to read together. These books are all focused on helping strengthen relationships and explore various aspects of being in love as a black couple from an African-centered perspective.

Why Black Couples Need To Read Relationship Books By Black Authors

Black couples can benefit from reading relationship books by black authors because when a person has the same cultural background as another person, it’s easier to navigate through many problematic issues that might naturally arise when in a relationship.

Many couples end up going to therapy or meditating when they should be reading a book because they don’t know how to deal with certain topics. Relationship books by black authors allow for a safer space in which to think about these topics and find solutions before there’s irreparable damage.

In addition, people from different cultural backgrounds can have vastly different perspectives on problem-solving and conflict resolution, so respect from the couple towards one another is key in order to make decisions together about problems in their relationship. 

Love is usually composed of three components or dimensions:

  • an emotional connection with another person;
  • a passion for them;
  • and, attachment to them.

These aspects are often related but it’s also possible that they are not related at all.

There are couples who respect each other but don’t passionately desire one another or feel very much attached to each other emotionally, though they might become more attached over time with familiarity.

An intimate bond can wither without any loss of respect or passion, without either partner wanting anything to change in their relationship, because neither party is particularly invested in the other any longer.

When that happens, couples can become best friends but there is no more romance or sexual desire between them and their relationship becomes a platonic friendship instead of a romantic one.

On the other hand, some people mistake love for lust because they’re only experiencing physical pleasure from being with each other – not an emotional connection…

The Best Books for Black Couples to Read Together

Here are our top books for black couples to read together!


Becoming Married, Staying Married: A Guide for African American Couples

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Becoming Married, Staying Married: A Guide for African American Couples
  • Small, Marcus (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 180 Pages - 11/10/2017 (Publication Date) - Westminster John Knox Press (Publisher)

Black Families in Therapy: Understanding the African American Experience

Black Families in Therapy: Understanding the African American Experience
  • Boyd-Franklin, Nancy (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 368 Pages - 04/20/2006 (Publication Date) - The Guilford Press (Publisher)

The Black Girl’s Guide to Healing Emotional Wounds

The Black Girl's Guide to Healing Emotional Wounds
  • Smalls, Nijiama (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 145 Pages - 02/22/2020 (Publication Date) - Nvision Solutions (Publisher)

Black Women, Black Love: America’s War on African American Marriage

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Black Women, Black Love: America's War on African American Marriage
  • Hardcover Book
  • Stewart, Dianne M (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 336 Pages - 10/06/2020 (Publication Date) - Seal Press (Publisher)

Black Love Is a Revolutionary ACT

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Black Love Is a Revolutionary ACT
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Umoja (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 430 Pages - 05/20/2011 (Publication Date) - Trojan Horse Publishing (Publisher)

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