Resources: Mate

Who’s got your back? It’s important to have the support of a special person to celebrate the good and get you through those hard times as well. Not everyone can be trusted to know your innermost thoughts, dreams, desires, and fears. Your mate can be a life partner, spouse, a best friend, a sibling, cousin or your loyal pet. As long as you have that mutual unconditional love and understanding. Think of them as the first person you call with big news. Meaning relationships are important! Below are some resources that you can use to find, develop, and maintain special relationships.


  • Call Your Girlfriend with Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman
  • Best Friends with Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata
  • Best Friend Energy with Joanna Teflon and Clea Shearer
  • We Met at Acme with Lindsey Metselaar
  • Modern Love
  • Soulmate Stories with Jim and Dar Harold
  • Where Should we Begin? with Esther Perel


  • How to be an Adult in Relationships by David Richo
  • Soulmates: Understanding Relationships Across Time by Richard Webster
  • How to Love by Thich Nhat Han
  • Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman
  • 4 Essential Keys to effective Communication in Love, Life, Work – Anywhere by Bento C Leal III
  • Creating a Life That Matters: How to Live and Love with Meaning and Purpose by Manis Friedman and River Goldstein
  • The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm
  • Friendship in the Age of Loneliness: An Optimist’s Guide to Connection by Adam Smiley Poswolsky
  • Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health & Happiness by Shasta Nelson
  • How to be a Best Friend Forever: Making and Keeping Lifetime Relationships by Dr. John Townsend
  • The People We Keep by Allison Larking (fiction)
  • The Go-Giver MarriageA Little Story About the 5 Secrets to Lasting Love by John David Mann and Ann Gabriel Mann
  • The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship by Don Miguel Ruiz


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