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Algoe, S. B., Gable, S. L. & Maisel, N. C. (2010). It's the little things: everyday gratitude as a booster shot for romantic relationships. Personal Relationships, 17: 217–233.

Berkman, Syme, S., Cohen (2001). Social relationships and health. Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, 17, 5-7.

Brown, B. (2012). Brené Brown: How Vulnerability Holds the Key to Emotional Intimacy. Spirituality & Health; November-December. Retrieved March 11, 2013 from

Brown, B. (2012). How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead. New York: Gotham Books.

Carlisle, M., Uchino, B.N., Sanbonmatsu, D.M., Smith, T.W., Cribbet, M.R., Birmingham, W., Light, K.C., Vaughn, A.A. (2012). Subliminal activation of social ties moderates cardiovascular reactivity during acute stress. Health Psychology;31(2):217-25.

Chapman, S.G. (2012). The five keys to mindful communication: Using deep listening and mindful speech to strengthen relationships, heal conflicts, and accomplish your goals. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications.

Cohen, S., Gottlieb, B.H., Underwood L. (2000). Social relationships and health. In Cohen, S., Underwood, L. & Gottlieb, B.H. (Eds), Social support measurement and interventions: A guide for health and social scientists. New York: Oxborg University Press.

Cohen, S., Doyle, W.J., Turner, R., Alper, C.M., Skoner, D.P. (2003). Sociability and susceptibility to the common cold. Psychological Science;14(5):389-95.

Dana, D. (2000). Conflict resolution. McGraw-Hill Trade.

DeVito, J.A. (2003). The interpersonal communication book. Pearson, Allyn, & Bacon, 10th edition.

Doe, M. (2001). Busy but balanced: Practical and inspirational ways to create a calmer, closer family. St. Martin's Press.

Harris, A.H, Luskin, F.M.., Benisovich, S.V., Standard, S., Bruning, J., Evans, S. and Thoresen, C.  (2006)  Effects of a group forgiveness intervention on forgiveness, perceived stress and trait anger: A randomized trial.  Journal of Clinical Psychology.  62(6) 715-733.

Harter, J.K., Arora, R. (2008, June 5). Social time crucial to daily emotional well-being in U.S. Retrieved February 28, 2013, from

Hawkley, L.C., Cacioppo, J.T. (2007). Aging and loneliness: Downhill quickly? Current Directions in Psychological Science; 16: 187–191.

Hawkley, L.C., Thisted, R.A., Masi, C.M., Cacioppo, J.T. (2010). Loneliness predicts increased blood pressure: Five-year cross-lagged analyses in middle-aged and older adults. Psychol Aging; 25: 132–141.

Hendrichs, G., Hendrichs, K. (2004). Lasting love: The 5 secrets of growing a vital, conscious relationship. Rodale, Inc..

Holt-Lunstad, J., Smith, T. B., & Layton, J. B. (2010). Social relationships and mortality risk: A meta-analytic review. PLoS Medicine, 7(7), e1000316.

Jaremka, L.M., Fagundes, C.P., Glaser, R., Bennett, J.M., Malarkey, W.B., Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2012). Loneliness predicts pain, depression, and fatigue: Understanding the role of immune dysregulation. Psychoneuroendocrinology; pii: S0306-4530(12)00403-9. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.11.016. [Epub ahead of print].

Lambert, N.M., et. al. (2010). Benefits of expressing gratitude: expressing gratitude to a partner changes one’s view of the relationship. Psychological Science; 21(4), 574-580.

Kane, R., Kane, N. (2002). From fear to love: Overcoming the barriers to healthy relationships. Moody Publishers.

McLean, R. & Jahnke, R. (2002). The circle of life facilitator training manual (15, 32). Health Action: Santa Barbara, CA.

Neff, K. (2011). Self-Compassion. New York: Harper Collins.

Peterson, G. (2000). Making healthy families. Shadow & Light Publications.

Rath, T., Harter, J. (2010). Wellbeing: The five essential elements. New York: Gallup Press.

Richo, D. (2002). How to be an adult in relationships: The five keys to mindful loving. Shambhala.

Rosland, A., Heisler, M., J.D. Piette. (2012). The impact of family behaviors and communication patterns on chronic illness outcomes: a systematic review. Journal of Behavioral Medicine; 35(2), 221-239.

Uchino, B.N. (2004). Social support and physical health: Understanding the health consequences of relationships. Yale University Press.