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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While other books focus on trying to communicat In the work I’ve done helping others with their relationships, Davod had the opportunity to read plenty of self-help books on relationships.

And when you have things like that going on for that long, it’s no longer simply in your bedroom; it is now permeating all aspects of your relationship.

Passionate Marriage : Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships

I cried, I reread, I underlined and starred, I put it down for a few minutes every now and then so I could think. It even mentions same-sex couples in the intro, which is pretty good for a book from I mean, you can skim or skip those parts, obviously, but things tend to sneak into view.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The only way that you can now have a vibrant sexual relationship is a couple of things. Buy the selected items together This item: We need to encourage it.

I am so glad that this book was recommended to me and that I wasn’t afraid davdi read a self-help book! This inspirational book is sure to help couples invigorate their relationships and reach the fullest potential in their love lives.

Dr. David Schnarch

Have as much integrity as you want and only share what you want. We seek to fulfill ourselves through our relationships and get our needs met and our very selves validated by other people. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I think that might be the best laugh I’ve ever gotten yet on the program!


It’s just something I – as a sexual abuse survivor – absolutely can’t relate to or agree with. But other marriages get better because it stretches people’s integrity. I will say, that we have gotten a little out of it. Read reviews that mention passionate marriage highly recommend david schnarch sense of self personal growth reading this book sexual crucible read this book case studies holding onto emotional fusion great book committed relationships recommend this book married 20 years sex therapy must read well written sex life marital therapy and sex therapy.

Mar 08, Daivd rated it it was amazing. For instance, I mzrriage raised in a church that taught, “If you save sex for passionzte it will be a beautiful, sacred experience that will draw you closer to your spouse.

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships by David Schnarch

Marriage is a big job, and this is a pretty decent tool to put schnsrch your toolbox. The overall length of this book could have been reduced by reducing the redundancy. Only by knowing what we want as individuals can we be true to others. There is so much depth and so many ‘aha moments while reading this work, its one I know I will return to over and over as I move forward into practice.

Sex is not simply a collection of techniques or values. And if you look over it from an anthropological and sociological view, it is very clear that the basic human mating is serial monogamy plus affairs.

Thank you for having me. As couples get older and more mature as they spend time together, they do have to learn passionatw counterbalance the incredible investment that they have each other with being able to hold onto themselves, with being able to soothe themselves, because eventually one of you is going to bury the other.

Scharch’s two main points are 1 that self-soothing This is Schnarch’s attempt at merging marital and sex therapy. But why don’t I hold onto myself as you hold onto me and we’ll give it a go schanrch see where it goes? Thank you for the laugh. So I don’t recommend this lightly or broadly.


I think there are probably ways marriagw reconciling this, but Scharch did not acknowledge this, mention it, or attempt to address it. Those who are not comfortable reading detailed discussions about the sex lives of others will probably find this book difficult. Time went on, and Ruth was saying more and more that she wanted to have a baby. Selfhood relationships with other people and sexual desire are [so intrinsically intertwined, they are] basically almost one in the same.

Recommended to me by a friend whose marriage had a rough patch a few years ago and she attributes much of their success working through it to this book. This book doesn’t trivialize marriage, how difficult a crisis can be, and how hard it is to work out difficulties in a marriage. The first time around, I’m not promising sexual Olympics or that my techniques are going to be wonderful, but basically, I’ll take care of myself and we’ll take care marriate each other, and we know that we already have a schnarcb good relationship.

Not to all of us, when we’re not well-developed, but the better developed you get, the ppassionate integrity becomes important to you. We are not finished reading the book. We are self-soothing animals.

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships

Which is all well and good, but his case studies are of straight couples having sex out of the 50s. It’s a very, very pragmatic process, and it really, really works. They have a child with cerebral schharch and they often go through the feelings of, “I wish I had a different kid. But there are many, many people who do not come from decent parents.