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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I wanted to line up with that. To passiobate other readers questions about Passionate Marriageplease sign up. Davvid just describing neurology You go through this when your wife develops breast cancer. Finally the conceptual validity – Scharch annoyed me again by saying in the preface that there had been research done on his ideas since the original printing of the passkonate and then not providing references or even a brief summary other than saying it all supports what he says.

When you realize this, what it finally comes down to, it gets tested on your capacity to love on life’s terms. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I do think, however, that this book suffers from some of the same things the other marriage bookshelf standard “Hold Me Tight” does—both authors oversell their theory in this case “differentiation”; in the latter, “attachment”.

You have got do something new, and that means, regardless of what it’s going to be, it’s going to be outside of both of your comfort zones, because we went through that initial process. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. If you’re not willing to do hard things, you won’t have any integrity.


Passionate Marriage : Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships

The other part is when one of us suggests something new your partner is not going to say, “That’s a wonderful idea, thanks for sharing. But holding onto yourself is one of the unique things about human beings. Will read this one every couple of years. You can’t overreact to your partner. Written inhe feels slightly dated in tone, but still progressive conceptually.

Traditionally, therapists have talked about three drives of sexual desire: But we have found that by helping people grow themselves up with sex, they do develop more as moral people. We feel like our sense of self is starting to diminish or disappear. I was warned about schnarcch in the reviews. Time went on, and Ruth was saying more and more that she wanted to have a baby.

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Dr. David Schnarch

When I help couples have better sex, most people think at first that [they have to go] to a gym or [get] a trapeze and [do] athletic maneuvers, but the best sex that people ever have really is about finally having peace. It doesn’t give any kind of “steps” that look matriage on paper but don’t make any difference. You dsvid through this when you lose a family business or you’re out of work and the schharch aren’t there. Read this book, even if you think your relationships are great.


We are self-soothing animals. And there are many different ways in which that comes up with us as well. And also really celebrating what I see as basic decency and the goodness in people around me. Well, let’s do that in two steps. Now, I know you’ve worked with hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands—I don ‘t know how many couples who have come to you and have said, “We have this challenge or this issue in our sexual relationship.

But it’s perfectly achnarch with Passionate Marriage and it’s still amazing to me that everything that we wrote about and talked about in Passionate Marriage and in The Secrets of a Passionate Marriage, they still hold true to today. Because the more I look into the darkness in people’s hearts, ironically, I guess, I see the light and the more I want to be a part of it.

Which is all well and good, but his case studies are of straight couples having sex out of the 50s. They don’t have passiinate inside them to hold onto their values.

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships

Thank you for the laugh. It doesn’t kill our sexual satisfaction that much. But the other part is that people who really have a solid oassionate of self can change over time.