13 Things Mentally Strong Couples Don't Do

Fix What's Broken, Develop Healthier Patterns, and Grow Stronger Together


From the author of the internationally bestselling 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do series and preeminent psychotherapist Amy Morin, comes a guide for couples looking to develop mental strength together and sustain happier and healthier relationships.  

When psychotherapist Amy Morin first introduced the world to the concept of mental strength with her internationally bestselling book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, she showed millions of people how to be the strongest, best version of themselves. Now, Morin turns her expert eye to how couples can work together to grow stronger and have better relationships. Relationships play a key role in mental strength, and partners have the ability to help one another build the mental muscle they need to reach their greatest potential—with hard work and the right tools.

With her signature framework, Morin identifies the 13 key mistakes couples should avoid to heal their relationships and develop their mental muscles. Providing resources, original research, and advice for couples looking to grow stronger together, Morin gives readers life-changing steps they can do to improve their own mental strength and work better together as a team. Looking closely at modern-day issues, from social media to the COVID pandemic, 13 Things Mentally Strong Couples Don’t Do provides easy-to-implement solutions that can help readers deal with the real-world problems that are distressing today’s couples. Readers will learn how to accept, experience, and express love by implementing Morin’s concrete strategies to thrive as individuals as well as a team.

Each chapter features specific, effective mental strength strategies that can be practiced separate or apart to create positive change. Outlining how to proceed whether or not your partner is on board, Morin will give readers conversation starters, troubleshooting strategies, patient stories, quizzes, and the latest research to develop a better understanding of how they contribute to their relationship and resolve problems as they arise. From managing conflict to maintaining healthy communication to addressing underlying issue, readers will learn how to kick bad habits and become a resilient couple.

A necessary and powerful guide to healthy and secure relationships, 13 Things Mentally Strong Couples Don’t Do give partners the tools to work together to build mental strength, and a love that lasts. 

About the author(s)

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, mental strength trainer and an international bestselling author. Her books in the 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do series have sold more than 1 million copies and been translated into more than 40 languages. She's the award-winning host of the Mentally Stronger podcast and she gave one of the most popular TEDx talks of all time. The Guardian dubbed her the "self-help guru of the moment" and Forbes refers to her as "a thought leadership star. She lives on a sailboat in the Florida Keys. You can visit her online at amymorinlcsw.com.



“Her book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do details exactly the sort of destructive thinking you should cut out of your life if you want to radically increase your resilience. If you’re looking to kick some bad mental habits and toughen yourself up, it’s a great source of ideas to get you started.”   — Inc.

“Writing with intelligence and clarity, Morin presents concrete strategies to help readers shift from negativity to positivity. Her advice is crisp, precise and actionable.”  — Success on 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do 

“Great thoughts from Amy Morin, LCSW in her new book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. I recommend it.”  — John Maxwell, author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

“Each chapter delves further into the header and provides positive and forward-thinking tactics on how to fix your flaw in logic. This is a fantastic book for anyone seeking a reality check.”  — Entrepreneur on 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do 

“Morin’s list of don’ts are applicable in everyday life, not just during personal tragedy. Being aware of them can give an individual the power to withstand daily disappointments, setbacks and obstacles.”  — Washington Post on 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do 

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