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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They can change those values when it’s appropriate, but they don’t do it with pressure from the outside—they do it from the inside. Seriously though, very wordy. Those are the kinds of things that if somebody has been listening to this whole conversation between you and I and they want to apply it, that’s what you do. Dec 04, Margareta Ackerman rated it it was amazing.

When people masturbate they’re having a relationship with somebody in their head, maybe a brief encounter. I was warned about that in the reviews.

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You do it by getting into a relationship and going through this incredible developmental process that is built into all emotionally committed relationships.

I think that’s also why [sometimes] people don’t have these kinds of amazing relationships, because the price of success is so high.

It’s easier for both of us if you just take the pills. I want to have a baby.

Passionate Marriage : Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships

Learn more about Amazon Prime. I have a dog-eared copy that is going on ten years old It is rooted in your guts. While dagid books focus on trying to communicat In the work I’ve done helping others with their relationships, I’ve had schnadch opportunity to read plenty of self-help books on relationships. By the way, mind-mapping is all described in Intimacy and Desire.


This is my new favorite book that I recommend to everyone I talk to.

Worth a read, for sure, if you can handle the unconventional intensity of an academic sex therapist tackling marriage. Before that, scchnarch was no self. It even mentions same-sex couples in mafriage intro, which is pretty good for a book from Was I going to have a baby because I simply didn’t want the pain of using condoms and I also didn’t want the pain of having a vasectomy?

And ironically you don’t have to be a saint.

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships

David describes several couples that he had seen through the years for therapy and I really liked how you could see what he was talking about first hand. Some of them have already signed their divorce decree. Written inhe feels slightly dated in tone, but still progressive conceptually. I think particularly since we started off talking about sex, we ought to hit that one first. 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 You need to talk from your heart as opposed to having your armor on.

This book walked me through what led to my marital crisis, and explained the process by which it would heal, giving me the necessary tool.

All their ;assionate are dead now and they are the only two [left]. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He explains why and how self-validation wanting your partner but not needing them to validate you is necessary if we want to grow as individuals and couples.

I’m being hoisted on my own card. And your partner’s mind and mouth drop open because they can’t believe you’re doing this. It’s a very, very pragmatic process, and it really, really works. As far as writing style goes, this book pretty much sucks. It isn’t just our pain and the fact that our schnarchh is lousy that will do it. I know what’s right and wrong! For them to continue to love each other on life terms is an absolutely awesome thing to me.


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Dr. David Schnarch

Set dafid a giveaway. All you have to do is form an emotionally committed relationship and the great Oneness will visit you with all the normal, healthy, difficult problems that bedevil couples who simply want to stay together, love each other, and have decent sex and raise a family. Even though I am single this book is a really good book as it goes through how to be “differentiated” in a committed relationship. So now if we’re going to keep hot sex alive in our relationship, presuming we had it to begin with, we’re going to have to apply the Four Points of Balance.

Differentiation is the key to a I hesitated putting this passionatte on my virtual bookshelf because some may find the language and details offensive or too descriptive. It was a great book, despite a small handful of the Dr. If it’s not, you’re going to be a marriags kitten.

But stick with it the underlying theory is elegant.

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