Passionate Marriage

Passionate Marriage

Love, Sex and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships

Paperback - 2009
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Passionate Marriage has long been recognized as the pioneering book on intimate human relationships. 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. Acclaimed psychologist David Schnarch guides couples toward greater intimacy with proven techniques developed in his clinical practice and worldwide workshops. Chapters--covering everything from understanding love relationships to helpful "tools for connections" to keeping the sparks alive years down the road--provide the scaffolding for overcoming sexual and emotional problems. This inspirational book is sure to help couples invigorate their relationships and reach the fullest potential in their love lives.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c 2009.
Edition: Norton pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780393334272
0393334279
Characteristics: 444 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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astokes May 12, 2013

This book is not for everyone. It is furthermore open to a raft of criticisms, being at times hokey, blunt, garrish, vain, nebulous, wheedling, over-reaching and repetitive. It's quite the journey. At times you might feel like you're sharing a long hippie bus trip with the John Laroche character from the movie <i>Adaptation</i>, who might also be many of those things, but also brilliant, insightful, upbeat, steeped with knowledge and experience, weirdly wonderful, and never less than totally engaging. A different view of marital dynamics are presented here than default romance. Every page is dense, substantive, and personally challenging, taking non-evasion of self within the intimate context to almost cultish heights. Expect to wrestle on every page with how much of this book to take on board in your own circumstance. I was able to take on about seventy percent, starting from an aggressive stance of putting it out there as part of the intimate process, twice what I've taken from any other book on navigating adult relationships. Note: This book is the complete antithesis of <i>Men Are from Mars</i> by John Gray, the refined-carbohydrate alternative to growing balls. Don't count on liking both.

forman May 08, 2012

This book is excellent. It takes you and your partner on a journey of self discovery that allows both of you to be open and honest with yourself and each other. I helps you grow as a person and as a couple. I highly recommend this book.

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