INTIMACY & RELATIONSHIPS

Being comfortable within ourselves and in our relationships are often a struggle, because most of the time we are not sure how to break the confidence barrier. That is why here at The Merit Club we have compiled a list of books that will you help you love yourself more. Each book shares a story that you will either resonate with or learn from as the authors share their strategies on how to be confident.

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There are many books on how to look good naked. There's even a TV show that seems to focus (ironically) on how to look better in clothes. However, the advice in most of the books focuses on diet and exercise to help you get in shape and tone up. This book is different. Even if your body doesn’t change at all, Ana’s book is determined to help you find your body confidence. She implements 35 practical strategies for making you feel great about your body even in situations where you feel most vulnerable. Every woman deserves to feel good naked! Each strategy in this book is powerful and brings you one step closer to being the most confident in your own skin.


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We all know that dating can be scary, frustrating, and at times overwhelming. It's no wonder women need to take a break sometimes, but what do you do when you’re ready to begin dating again?

Fran’s five step program will guide you to your happily ever after no matter your relationship situation. Fran Greene’s, the renowned relationship expert's five-step program will guide you from single life, recent breakup, or divorce to your happily ever after. It gives you advice and tips to encourage you to welcome dating with open arms, enthusiasm and a dash of self confidence. All of these ingredients combined will help you date smarter and live a happy and fulfilling future.


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This is an inspiring memoir of Whitney’s struggle with her body image. From being a teenager who developed an eating disorder, to extreme weight gain in her college years to her ongoing struggle with polycystic ovarian syndrome  she constantly felt the pressure to be thin, which turned into an obsession when she got older. Whitney bares all and now she is feeling on top of the world, being comfortable in her own skin and not letting anything stand in her way of being fabulous! A truly inspiring read!


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Female sexuality for too long has been considered taboo, but women deserve to know the truth about their own bodies. New York Times best seller author, Dr. Nagoski reveals all. Scientists in the last few years have learned more about how women’s sexuality works than we ever thought possible, and Come as You Are explains it all.
This book explores women’s sexuality in a way that will transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy. Emily exposes the common myths about sex and the common question of ‘am I enough?’ that we often feel when we’re under the sheets...


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We've been convinced that happiness is something that only comes once we hit that goal weight, get those washboard abs, shrink ourselves down and change every part of ourselves. But the real problem is how we’ve been taught to see our bodies.

Megan’s body image issues started at a young age, leading her to have an eating disorder. After recovery, she spent years on dieting, gaining and losing weight, but then she found body positivity and quit dieting. With her inimitable flair, whip-smart wit and kickass attitude, Megan argues for a new way of seeing ourselves, and a world where every body is celebrated. Learn to feel good enough just the way you are!


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Most of us know that loving ourselves would be a good idea, but we have no clue what that really means. This breakthrough book on self-love changes all that by taking you beyond the idea of loving, valuing, and caring for yourself into daring acts that will help you experience it. Christine provides practical and exciting ways for you to explore and embody self-love everyday and in every part of your life. Madly In Love With Me gives you back the power to put yourself first in all aspects of your life.


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Bestselling author Isabel Losada brings her unique blend of humour, curiosity and honesty to the still-taboo subject of sexuality. This is a brave, funny and often vulnerable quest to find out how we can make our sex life blissful.

This book is perfect for any woman who wants to dip their toes in the pools of sexual exploration as Isabel takes you head first into the deep end as she challenges the common preconceptions of sexual behaviour in her open-minded novel.


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This book is full of sass, soul and empowerment, it’s just what every woman needs to read, Choosing ME before WE is like a heart-to-heart with your closest girlfriend. Christine challenges you and guides you into creating the relationship that you want, by putting yourself first and learning to love yourself. She helps you build the confidence that you need and teaches women to stop settling, to get real about the kind of partner they’re looking for, and to start exploring and creating what they truly want in themselves and their relationships. Christine shares her own personal experiences with some powerful techniques to help change those old habits.


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