Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships

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Henry Holt and Company, May 15, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 432 pages
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The greatest sexual pleasure in a person's lifetime is possible in one's middle and later years, asserts Dr. David Schnarch, when a mature sense of self has been achieved and genuine intimacy is possible with another person. At his Family Health Center in Colorado Dr. Schnarch works with couples in long-term committed relationships who want to get emotionally and sexually closer. In Passionate Marriage Dr. Schnarch shares what he has learned about how couples can--and must--simultaneously break through the sexual and the emotional blocks that hold them back from total satisfaction. He counsels that every sexual exchange, from kissing to daring erotic behaviors, is a picture of an entire relationship--a reflection of how you and your partner feel about yourselves and each other outside the bedroom. This respectful, erotic, uplifting, and spiritual guide to sexual and emotional fulfillment makes a passionate marriage within the reach of every couple.

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Review: Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships

User Review  - Vgathright - Goodreads

The theory of differentiation has been life changing for me. It can be pretty explicit but the concepts of "holding on to myself" and "self-validating" have been super helpful. Read full review

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User Review  - Barry Bridges - Goodreads

Dr. Schnarch jumps on the band wagon of marriage/sex help books and kicks everyone else off. He starts off admitting nobody is ready for marriage, beating the fools who say their books will prepare ... Read full review

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David Schnarch Ph.D. runs the Family Health Center in Evergreen, Colorado, where he lives. He is a licensed clinical psychologist, a certified sex therapist, and a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

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