Every year Valentine’s Day rolls around, focusing the mind on where your love life is at. Perhaps you’re being whisked away on a romantic retreat with your beau, perhaps you’ve forgotten about it entirely or maybe you’re nursing a heartbreak.
But while pink hearts and date nights take over the Western world for February 14, checking in with your hopes, priorities and contentment regarding your relationships is a lifelong commitment – and rarely something that can be helped by a rom-com.
Here are a list of brilliant, insightful and inspiring books that can help you to better understand what you need, and what you bring, to the people in your life – whether you’re in a relationship with them or not. Whether you spend Valentine’s Day with them is up to you!