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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A great follow up to Passionate Marriage. Happy freaking new year to me. 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: Description Many couples begin marital counseling with Dr. 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.

Yes, you think, that is us! Schnarcy when she says it physically hurts there is no hidden meaning, she isn’t playing some mind game or has low self-esteem.

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The demand to ‘be there for each other’ feels suffocating! The purpose of marriage is to make you capable of good reasons to be married. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. You will see yourself in the pages of this book. He then explains the idea of working together in a Collaborative Alliance.

Solid Flexible Self – the ability schnarcch be clear about who you are and what you’re about, especially when your partner pressures you to adapt and conform. Schnarch’s book gave me concrete things I could do to increase my satisfaction in my relationship, my self esteem, and feel less anxious that all xavid require my partner to help at all. Aug 23, Lidja rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of Schnarch’s best points is that the best in us can admit the worst in us and seeks to grow.


With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. May 14, Asher J. Oct 13, Liz rated it really liked it.

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He discusses in great detail how to maintain emotional balance by using these four points. That’s partly about the frequency with which he insists that his clinical intuition trumps research-validated approaches though, to his credit, he’s usually transparent about the fact that he’s doing soand partly about the extent to which this book feels like a very, very extensive marketing brochure. Wonderful information if you can get past some of the crude or graphic portrayals.

David Schnarch is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified sex therapist, and author of numerous books and articles on intimacy, sexuality, and relationships. Sep 25, Beth Trotter rated it it was amazing. More than anything else that made this book useful.

Intimacy and Desire : Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship

The worst in us denies its very existence – and in trying to pretend we have no issues we do great damage. Aug 27, John rated it it was amazing.

Time for a more fun subject for my next book.

First, the author has trademarked some of his ideas, which I found a little distasteful and definitely distracting. Sep 03, Leo Ostapiv rated it liked it. Self-confrontation is a vital part of this because a solid self develops from self-confrontation rather than internalizing validation from others. Schnarch’s great message is that most of us can overcome our relationship problems by first focusing on differentiating ourselves, using the Four Points of Balance: Mar 22, Rachel rated it liked it.


Doug and I often say counseling provides one arena for confession and redemption because we face ourselves and see ourselves honestly. The Best Books of Refresh and try again. Schnarch has discovered that sexual desire problems are normal and even healthy, in committed relationships.

May 13, Carol rated it really liked it. David Schnarch with their sex lives in shambles, wondering what’s wrong with them, considering divorce. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x 42mm Lists with This Book.

The truth, however, is that everyone needs help with their relationships from time to time, and that almost none of us is trained to deal with the many problems of intimacy and passion. Feb 14, Zaven rated it it was amazing Shelves: And that may very well be the case for all of this doctor’s patients, whom he has encountered.

Oct 17, Travis Miller rated it it was amazing. I found the tone of this book frankly obnoxious.

Quiet Mind-Calm Heart – being able to calm yourself down, soothe you own hurts, and regulate your own anxieties. Schnarch explains why couples in long term relationships have sexual desire problems, regardless of how much they love each other or how well they communicate.

This book completely transformed my relationship to long-term relationships, and will crucially inform my work with couples in therapy.

Grounded Responding tm –the ability to stay calm and not overreact, rather than creating distance or running dzvid when your partner gets anxious or upset. Open Preview Advid a Problem?