All of Dr. Schnarch’s books are now available at New updated Release of German language version of Intimacy & Desire was accompanied by 5 city workshop tour by Dr. Schnarch . Ideas to Ponder by Dr. David Schnarch. A Review of “Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship”. David Schnarch. (). New York: Sterling Productions, pp. ‘How do you keep a sexual relationship alive, intimate and passionate? David Schnarch offers the best answers to this question in his book Intimacy & Desire by.

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First, the author has trademarked some of his ideas, which I found a little distasteful and definitely distracting. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Solid Flexible Self – the ability to be clear about who you are and what you’re about, especially when your partner pressures you to adapt and conform. Living up to your responsibilities. This is a great guide to sexual harmony in marriage! It desure me a better understanding of the purpose of relationships without the sappy platitudes. Schnarch explains why couples in long term relationships have sexual desire problems, regardless of how much they schnxrch each other or how well they communicate.

Jan 30, Jessica Wilcox rated it liked it. Not being deterred by your fears and anxieties. Schnarch has discovered that sexual Many couples begin marital counseling with Dr. He takes it a step further, giving readers simple but effective exercises that will help them reconnect with each other. A great follow up to Passionate Marriage. Oct 13, Graeme Roberts rated intimacg it was amazing.

Intimacy and Desire : Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship

Schnarch sieht Lust-Probleme in Beziehungen quasi als evolutionsbedingten Entwicklungsmotor, also etwas, das sich anzugehen lohnt.

This one, so far, has received more favorable reviews. Sep davud, Todd Haines rated it really liked it.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. That said, the main focus of this book Chapters is how to grow and blossom a loving, long term relationship-not by loving your partner more or communicating better-but by using what he calls the Four Points of Balance.


The concepts he discusses in this book even pertain to relationships outside of romantic ones. Some may need help from a therapist like him, and others may find the book sufficient.

Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship

You lose desire and respect for each other if the other’s need for acceptance and validation dominates the relationship. Second, and most importantly, there seems to be a lot of diagnosis without much practical advice.

Jus This didn’t hit the mark for me. Oct 13, Liz rated it really liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Refresh and try again. All life crises demand of us similar growth, be they medical illness, injury, personal trauma, money problems, or difficulty with kids and in-laws.

His book Passionate Marriage is a perennial bestseller, offering the general public his revolutionary approach in a pragmatic and easy-to-understand form. Darum gute 4 Sterne. You will see yourself in the pages of this book. For a sex book, it was a little on the boring side, and also a bit too clinical for me. He discusses in great detail how to maintain emotional balance by using these four points.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. May 13, Carol rated it really intiimacy it. During his 30 years in practice as a marriage and family therapist, Dr. Jun 19, Crysta added it.

In Intimacy and Desire: It ended up being quite interesting, as this guy approaches love, lust and lack thereof in very evolutionary terms, and talks a lot about neurology, “mind-mapping,” and how habits, behaviors and beliefs get formed early on, and hard-wired in our brains. David Schnarch with their sex lives in shambles, wondering what’s wrong with them, considering divorce. The thing I appr I didn’t expect to like this book but it was recommended by the couple’s therapist I’ve been seeing so I gave it a chance.


Yes, you think, that is us! One partner will complain that the other doesn’t desire him, the other complains that she’s married to a sex maniac.

Intimacy and Desire : Dr. David Morris Schnarch :

This didn’t hit the mark for me. Best relationship book I have read I was recommended this book to better understand myself in relationships and everyday life. The worst in us denies its very existence – and in trying to pretend we have no issues we do great damage. We both enjoyed it very much. There is much sadness and much jubilation too.

This is a great book for anyone who is married to read but I need to start this review with a some words of caution: I didn’t care for the constant references to human evolution seemed like padding to me. Meaningful Endurance – being able to step up and face the issues that bedevil you and your relationship, and the ability to tolerate discomfort for the sake of growth.

Meaningful Endurance tm –being able to step up and face the issues that bedevil you and your relationship, and the ability to tolerate discomfort for the sake of growth. There were a few interesting ideas the lower-desire partner always controls the situation, for example but not enough to hold my attention through the vague prescriptions.

My client-base is largely LGBT, and I’ve had more than one client dagid Passionate Marriage unread because they got so bored with detailed, back-to-back descriptions deskre straight sex.

Apr 18, Ravenna rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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