David Schnarch. · Rating details · 2, ratings · reviews. Passionate Marriage is recognized as the pioneering book on intimate human relationships. PASSIONATE MARRIAGE: Keeping Love & Intimacy Alive in Committed In Passionate Marriage, Dr. David Schnarch organizes fourteen chapters into three . Passionate Marriage: Sex, Love, and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships By David Schnarch, Ph. D. Norton, pp. ISBN

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This is a book I needed to read when I was a teenager.

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships by David Schnarch

It’s the first explanation of why normal, healthy couples have sexual desire problems. Again, another way in which the book could have used revising! Learning marriahe to be an individual and a schnarcy at the same time is no easy task for many of Early in his career, Passionate Marriage author David Favid found it odd that sex therapy and marital therapy were two entirely separate disciplines.

And I’m curious, do you ever find couples and just think, “Wow, you know, these people really are really just sexually incompatible?

It doesn’t mean that you’re not uncomfortable and dvaid doesn’t mean that you’re not anxious. Review quote “Schnarch takes the reader behind the scenes as couples describe similar feelings as well as their explicit sexual encounters during dramatic therapy sessions And if you can’t take that hit, then you will do what many of us do, which is withdrawal from your partner as marrriage get older so that by the time that they’re dead, the loss isn’t that great. All of this interesting stuff was buried in ridiculous case studies – Schnarch is a sex therapist who also believes that in marriage, much of this differentiation work can happen through sex.

One thing that I think might be helpful and interesting would be to hear from your own life, and how this process of relationship differentiation has manifested. I have gotten so much use out of this book, I’d like to say I took up temporary residence in the crucible for a few months.

Well, because sex always occurs in the context of a relationship.


Read this book, even if you think passionatte relationships are great. This is why I had to write Intimacy and Desire, because Intimacy and Desire is all passionqte how the human brain and the sense of the human self evolved, and that [evolution] now shows up in the passilnate that couples have in their relationships today. As you confront yourself, you are acutely aware of your own—not only your mortalities, but of being mortal in the sense that you have your own short-comings God knows you have a lot of themand as you see that more and more, I think you become more forgiving of other people’s foibles, particularly people that you’re living with.

When you’re a hammer When you can do that, you basically have the best of both worlds, including the kind of relationship everybody wants to have.

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I might feel the anxiety and excitement that I feel about that, but I wouldn’t shut down or freak out. It is rooted in your guts. A very useful book, I learnt a lot from it about differentiation, self-validation and how to grow and mature emotionally in a relationship.

You cannot simply say this and have it be so, particularly when you are talking about explicit sexual content without mentioning how to apply it to a homosexual relationship. So now if we’re going to keep hot sex alive in our relationship, presuming we davd it to begin with, we’re going to have to apply the Four Points of Balance.

Now with a new preface by the author, this updated edition explores the ways we can keep passion alive and even reach the height of sexual and emotional fulfillment later in life. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Passiinate they know that you’re not thinking like you usually do. Let’s go rip off our clothes and do it! And so all of a sudden, the Four Points marriag Balance come into play right there in simply curing sexual boredom, which we all have to do.

Everybody, every couple, will eventually go through sexual desire problems, because it’s not about the chemistry being used up—which is a negative view—it’s about how sexual relationships are people-growing machines.

Integrity is something that’s terribly important to human beings. There are a lot of people who say, “Look, Dave, people want to hear that mmarriage can be easy.


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Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships

Return to Book Page. And if that’s the case, I may as well write about something like… TS: We just built on it, but that is really the core of that approach. It stretches what you believe in. The thought that they are going to end up like their parents is just implausible to them. He passionatw the next several decades refining his theory that what happens in the bedroom can be an important window into the dynamics of the greater marriage itself.

Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Mar 08, Sara rated it it was amazing. My advice to the seeker, read “Tantra: But there are enough of us that like it enough that pair bonding is one of the basic characteristics of human relationships.

Oct 19, Adam rated it really liked it. Does it leave us feeling understood and appreciated passinate loved and nurtured? And as we become closer and closer to our partner and more at risk of losing them—more of a sense of the level of loss that we would have if they died or if something happened to our relationship—that that actually requires greater differentiation the more in love or attached we might be. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

This book is sure to help couples overcome hurdles in their relationships and reach the fullest potential in their love lives. Your children will challenge your integrity. One is lust, driven by testosterone.

It is a complex system with inevitable hard times. That is kind of a set up. This is not just about sex, but about being brave enough to let our spouses or long-term partners see our genuine selves.