Passionate Marriage

Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships


Author: David Schnarch, Ph.D.

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805058260

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

View: 4851

A sexual and marital therapist explains how to achieve emotional, sexual, and personal fulfillment and intimacy with one's partner in a committed relationship

Passionate Marriage

keeping love and intimacy alive in committed relationships


Author: David Schnarch

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1921844426

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 448

View: 2090

'The best book on marriage and sex yet published.' Psychotherapy in Australia The greatest sexual pleasure and emotional fulfilment in a person's lifetime is possible in the middle and later years when he or she has developed a mature sense of self and found genuine intimacy with another person. That's the exciting message of this daring and pioneering work that challenges couples to work together on the sexual and emotional blocks that hold them back from total satisfaction with each other. As you open the pages of this book, you'll meet couples who share the same predicaments and obstacles as you and your partner. With humour, compassion, and unusual candour, Dr Schnarch and the couples address the intimate secrets of their marriage, revealing ideas and techniques that are directly applicable to your own relationship. With a new preface by the author for this updated edition, Passionate Marriage is a respectful, erotic, uplifting, and spiritual guide dedicated to making love and intimacy a reality for every couple. It's a book to read and reread often for inspiration and enlightenment.

Passionate Marriage

Love, Sex and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships


Author: David Morris Schnarch

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393334272

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 444

View: 5028

Explains how to achieve emotional, sexual, and personal fulfillment and intimacy while in a committed relationship.

Секреты счастливых семей

Мужской взгляд


Author: Брюс Фейлер

Publisher: Альпина Паблишер

ISBN: 5961434990

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1891

Взяв за основу первую часть эпиграфа Л. Толстого к роману «Анна Каренина»: «Все счастливые семьи похожи друг на друга...», автор задался вопросом: что именно счастливые семьи делают правильно и как остальным этому научиться? Он разложил по полочкам семейную жизнь, выделив то, что делаем все мы — любим, ссоримся, едим, играем, дурачимся, тратим деньги, принимаем жизненно важные решения, и постарался найти способы оптимизировать эти аспекты. Автор выбрал ярчайшие примеры, разыскал умнейших людей и самые органичные семьи, которые только мог найти, чтобы собрать лучший опыт, имеющийся на сегодняшний день, и создать своеобразное руководство для счастливых семей.

Landscapes of the Heart

The Working World of a Sex and Relationship Therapist


Author: Juliet Grayson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784504572

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 9144

In this book, teacher and psychotherapist Juliet Grayson gives us privileged access to her unique client sessions. Following several couples' journeys through psychosexual therapy to more loving relationships, we witness her rich blend of life-changing approaches, including Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP), the potent new methodology she has helped to pioneer in the UK. Exploring both the practical and theoretical aspects of her work, Juliet shakes our assumptions and shows ways to improve and ultimately heal our most intimate relationships. This is a ground-breaking book, valuable for lay readers and therapists alike.

The Psychology of Love and Hate in Intimate Relationships


Author: Katherine Aumer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319392778

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

View: 5368

Social psychology has made great advancements in understanding how our romantic relationships function and to some extent, dissolve. However, the social and behavioral sciences in much of western scholarship often focus exclusively on the more positive aspects of intimate relationships--and less so on more controversial or unconventional aspects. The goal of this volume is to explore and illuminate some of these underrepresented aspects: aspects such as non-monogamy, female orgasm, sadism, and hate, that often function alongside love in intimate relationships. Ultimately, by looking at intimate relationships in this way, the volume contributes to and advocates for a more holistic and comprehensive view of intimate relationships. Throughout the volume, contributors from social, clinical, and evolutionary psychology cover love and hate from a variety of (sometimes opposing) perspectives. The first section, covers love and the changing landscape of intimate relationships. Its chapters review the current literature and research of understudied topics like non-monogamy, female orgasm, sexual fantasies, and the viewpoint of love as something other than positive. The second section explores hate and how hate can operate in intimate relationships--for example, the appearance of sadistic behavior and debates the nature of hate as either a motivation or emotion. The volume concludes, by looking at ways in which the appearance of hate in relationships can be dealt with and overcome successfully. Taken together, these two sections reflect the full variety of experiences within intimate relationships. With the aim of exploring how love and hate can-and frequently do-work together, The Psychology of Love and Hate in Intimate Relationships is a fascinating psychological exploration of intimate relationships in modern times. It is an invaluable resource to academics and students specializing in psychology, gender, and sociology, including clinicians and therapists, and all those interested in increasing our knowledge of intimate relationships.

10,000 Ways to Say I Love You

10th Anniversary Edition


Author: Gregory Godek

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402262787


Page: 496

View: 1361

This is the ultimate practical gift for couples, filled with 10,000 ideas for expressing affection. It is packed with ideas, back-to-basics classics that always work, and inspired twists on creative expression.

The Secrets Women Keep

What Women Hide and the Truth that Brings Them Freedom


Author: Dr. Jill Hubbard

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418573868

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 6958

Women keep secrets – from friends and loved ones, even from themselves. So what are the secrets? And why would anyone want to live an airbrushed version of herself instead of a rich, unencumbered, authentic life? In The Secrets Women Keep, popular radio host and clinical psychologist Dr. Jill Hubbard shows you how to acknowledge your secrets, release them, and find an emotionally healthy way to live. A life without secrets is a life of freedom, where you can be your real self, where you are the same on the outside as you are on the inside. The Secrets Women Keep reveals the top secrets from an anonymous "Life Satisfaction Survey" of two thousand women. Most women can relate to at least some of the secrets uncovered in this survey, including: I'm unhappy in my marriage I feel invisible or inadequate My past haunts me I worry about finances I struggle with addiction With wisdom, gentleness, and biblical insight, Dr. Jill reveals how to shed those secrets so you can move safely into a life free of the burden of having to hide.

A Broken Therapist¡¦S Guide to Completeness


Author: Mark Vegh

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469154552

Category: Education

Page: 229

View: 2148

In A Broken Therapists Guide to Completeness, Mark Vegh explains how so many of us live with a fragmented perspective due to hurts and traumas of the past. We try to hide from our pain or push it away, but it only makes us rigid, cautious, and defensive. Or rather we stew on the past bumps and bruises, becoming resentful and bitter. Vegh uses the funny, the serious, and the irreverent to show you the wizard behind the curtain of moving beyond crisis, a little concept that encapsulates the things he found that worksits called dialectics.

Choose the Life You Want

The Mindful Way to Happiness


Author: Tal Ben-Shahar

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191631

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 5078

What kind of life do you want for yourself? What choices will create this kind of life? In his New York Times bestseller Happier, positive psychology expert Tal Ben-Shahar taught us how to become happier through simple exercises. Now, in Choose the Life You Want, he has a new, life-changing lesson to share: Drawing on the latest psychological research, Ben-Shahar shows how making the right choices—not the big, once-in-a-lifetime choices, but the countless small choices we make every day almost without noticing—has a direct, long-lasting impact on our happiness. Every single moment is an opportunity to make a conscious choice for a happy and fulfilled life. Choose the Life You Want covers 101 such choices, complete with real-life stories, to help you identify and act on opportunities large and small.