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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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. This greatly impressed as most book of this nature doesn’t talk honestly about the subject.

Read this book, even if you think your relationships are great. Learning how to be an individual and a partner at the same time is no easy task for many of Early in his career, Passionate Marriage author David Snarch found it odd that sex therapy and marital therapy were two entirely separate disciplines.

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Peace in the arms of somebody you love is really, for most people, the best sex you’re ever going to have. You’re shaking up the boat! Also this idea that we think intimacy is disclosing something personal to someone and then having them validate our experience or emotions. We seek to fulfill ourselves through our relationships and get our needs met and our very selves validated by other people. So it’s done in a fairly pragmatic, straightforward way.

Another is romantic love, driven by norepinephrine and serotonin and dopamine. But it’s still inherently relational because the human self is basically relational, and the human self, which emerged about 1. Not only that, but the change in you can improve the lives of the people around you, most especially your children.

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships

What I took away was that instead of dividing you, maintaining your individualism in marriage aids your closeness and attraction to one another.


We grow up with a distorted sense of what love and intimacy are all about. This inspirational book is sure to help couples invigorate their relationships and reach the fullest potential in their love lives.

It was a great book, despite a small handful of the Dr. My mother has had several major surgeries and my father has had both hips replaced. It’s one of the reasons that people are willing to tolerate a very direct, adult approach. But it’s possible at a level of development. His book Passionate Marriage is a perennial bestseller, offering the general public his revolutionary approach in a pragm David Schnarch is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified sex therapist, and author of numerous books and articles on intimacy, sexuality, and relationships.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who is co-dependent, stubborn, bored or day-dreaming about sex with people outside their relationships. Worth a read, for sure, if you can handle the unconventional intensity of an academic sex therapist tackling marriage. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. People have relationships at the level of their own development the same way that everybody has sex at their own level of sexual development.

Secrets of a Passionate Marriage. In the work I’ve done helping others with their relationships, I’ve had the opportunity to read plenty of self-help books on relationships. All their friends are dead now and they are the only two [left]. This is absolutely normal, and what happens is that people don’t realize that sexual boredom is built into ongoing relationships for just that reason. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?

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When it isn’t, and it’s just the two of you, for a lot of people, it touches their hearts, it blows their minds, and it shcnarch allows them to connect with a partner that they’ve never been able to do while their underwear is off. And so all of a sudden, the Four Points of Balance come into play right there in simply curing sexual boredom, which we all have to do. But more recently, I propose that there is actually a fourth drive of mqrriage desire, and that fourth drive is more powerful that the other three combined: The marriagf of self-validation rather than partner validation is very interesting as he goes through the marrlage of gaining strength from within and how to keep yourself grounded in a committed relationship.


You said, “Human beings like monogamy” and I had a moment where I thought, well, is that true? I have never read anything that talks about what goes on behind the scenes in a relationship and I think it gets me a little horny sometimes!!!!

What separates Passionate Marriage from other books about enhancing one’s differentiation is that Passionate Marriage is sprinkled with frank, and rather juicy, descriptions of sex. So if you listen to the things that you and I are talking about, they actually all fit together.

I think that might be the best laugh I’ve ever gotten yet on the program! Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. While other books focus on trying to communicate and on trying to nail down a specific pattern or behavior, this book recommends learning more about yourself and learning how to be true mrariage yourself in order to act from that position in any relationship.

Passionate Marriage : Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships

Here’s my very helpful and provocative conversation with Dr. It transcends race and religion.

David describes several couples that he had seen throug Even though I am single this book is a really good book as it goes through how to be “differentiated” in a committed relationship.

This is my new favorite book that I recommend to everyone I talk to. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. But there are enough of us that like it enough that pair bonding is one of the basic characteristics of human relationships. You don’t find couples that are together for some time that are passiionate mismatched.