Relationships take work, but there’s good news: Researchers, writers and podcasters have already done some of the heavy lifting in exploring how we can connect with the people in our lives. Marriage and family researcher Carol Bruess shares a list of her favorite relationship books and podcasts.

A good book makes a great gift. Here are dozens of titles, selected by TED speakers and divided into 6 categories, for the people on your list.

This post is part of TED’s “Gift Guide: Books for all kinds of readers”.

This post is part of TED’s “Gift Guide: Books for all kinds of readers”.

This post is part of TED’s “Gift Guide: Books for all kinds of readers”.

This post is part of TED’s “Gift Guide: Books for all kinds of readers”.

This post is part of TED’s “Gift Guide: Books for all kinds of readers”.