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Escaping The Sexless Marriage: A Practical Manual to Bring Back Intimacy and Trust into a Passive Aggressive Marriage (The Complete Guide to Passive Aggression) [Kindle Edition]

Nora Femenia , Neil Warner
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Book Description

We live in difficult and stressful times where sometimes marriage is not the refuge you want it to be. Faced with a lack of intimacy almost since the beginning of your relationship, and having worked hard to hide your feelings, you still find yourself longing for more. You have read books and done workshops, but you still face so much frustration...

Do you find yourself feeling rejected or neglected physically by your partner and wondering what could be going wrong?
Is the bedroom just one more place where you feel more alone and ignored?

Are You Struggling In a Sexless Marriage?

If so, it is time to honor the connection between physical and emotional needs and how necessary it is for both to be satisfied in a relationship. It is time to learn about how Passive Aggressive Behavior and its cause are tearing down the intimacy and trust in your marriage. It is time to make changes and get your own needs met. This book explores the connections between your emotional needs, attachment styles, and passive aggressive behavior, explaining how all those aspects play a role in your sex life, without you knowing!

This practical guide that will help you improve every moment of your life and create changes that last, and show you how to build:
  • Confidence: In your own self-attractiveness;
  • Strength: From silencing your needs into expressing them;
  • Courage: do not let yourself down again;
  • Success: Establish a new communication with your spouse.

Why to settle for loneliness, when the potential to experience an amazing relationship is at your fingertips, right now!

This book includes Dr. Femenia's 20-plus years of experience as a family and couples psychotherapist, successful relationship counseling, and life coaching. Written in a "workshop" style, this book contains a step by step guide to cope with frustration, and begin to heal your sexual relationship with your partner. It contains the missing "how to" for getting unstuck and moving past your problems into a richer and more meaningful life. It is a road map to living a most happy, most authentic, most amazing life.

Get the sex back in your marriage and the love back in your life!

Product Details

  • File Size: 380 KB
  • Print Length: 82 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Creative Conflict Resolutions, Inc.; 1 edition (December 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,008 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Life Story July 12, 2013
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After 24 years of marriage, I have finally found the answer. This book totally describes my life with my husband perfectly. Out of balance, off kilter, just not right but never being able to put my finger on it. Confused, feeling unloved, going a little more crazy as each year passes. His secrets, lies, withholding information, hiding things from me, justification for everything he did, the stonewalling, the silent treatment, not talking for weeks, etc. etc. and on and on. I was his adversary, but I could never convince him to stop. He battled me on everything. I could not figure out WHY? I reminded him over and over we were on the same TEAM. I could never get through to him. All the years of wasted energy, feeling like I have been through a war. I have become emotionally, mentally, and physically ill trying to be married to this man. Exhasted with no self-esteem or self-confidence left, I have realized there is no hope and I don't want to spend the rest of my life never getting any of my emotional needs met. Now on to the next chapter, trying to get away from him and divorce. Thank you Nora, for helping me realize I am not the crazy one. I am sad. I think about how my life and my children's lives could have been, had I married a normal, loving human being. I could have spent years focusing more on my girls than my crazy-making husband/relationship. I spent years being angry and depressed, my normal loving personality shot to hell. Everyone saw him as the nicest guy in the world and thought I was the crazy one. Actually, I was - he made me that way. My advice to anyone - get away from them if things seem not-quite-right. I only wish I could have done it long ago.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Identifying the problem September 7, 2013
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Dr. Nora puts the sexless marriage under a microscope and identifies the problems that these type of relationships bring. She addresses the way that we as children were brought up and how that can later impact our adult relationships including marriage. She identifies how some men will use sex as a means of control because he fears the intimacy that comes with sex because he is not trusting of others. She gives some tips on how to get the relationship back on track and addresses the needs of both sexes. If you are in a sexless marriage this is not your fault and Dr. Nora shows you how to bring back the sex you had when you were younger.
While Dr.Nora states that the majority of our world view is based upon our relationship with our mothers, I know that the majority of my issues with distrust and fear of getting hurt have much to do with my relationship with my father. I do believe that certain childhood events can mold our perception of the world for the rest of our lives.Dr. Nora has made things clearer for me in my own relationship, such as why my husband very actively approaches me for sex while I at times am annoyed by his advances.Much of my life I saw my father use sex as a tool and now I have a hard time not seeing in that light. I also now have a better understanding as to why I have often felt distant from my partner ans how it is not his fault or a lack of feeling for him.
Thank you Dr. Nora for helping me identifying issues within myself and saving me from future problems in my relationship. This is a great eye opening read.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I thought I was the only one living this way December 29, 2013
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I is not an easy subject to discuss. I thought I was in a sexless marriage because of me... the way I looked etc. Now I see it is another tool that is used by my PA husband. The solution though remains with my husband. Without therapy, I am finding I can not make enough adjustments to compensate. This book is very good and helped me understand that the lack of intimacy in our relationship is not because of me, it is because of him. It helps to restore self-esteem and removes some of the guilt.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Need I Say Any More? November 15, 2013
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Most difficult book to really want to talk about because of the subject matter. Do buy the book based on the title alone. It is such a taboo subject that needs to be talked about. Many of us have to contend with passive marriages.

We live in a society where intimacy can disappear within the speed of light but it also can rebound. Having a better understanding of how men perceive closeness contradicts our perception has personally given me a different outlook.

The book is beautifully written. Thank you
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars lots of typos; very one sided view of marital issues January 8, 2014
By hbb
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I purchased this book to help my wife and I come up with strategies to improve our romantic life. We have already been to counseling which has been helpful and our marriage had already gotten stronger as a result. Still there was something lacking in the bedroom dept. Unfortunately this is not the book for us. Both of us read it (I loaned it her via kindle) and we both found nothing that could assist our particular issues. If you are a WOMAN and married to a cold, passive aggressive man then this book is for you as it will validate your concerns and feeling etc. If you are a couple that needs help or an individual looking for good strategies to improve your marriage and sex life look elsewhere.....
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More About the Author

All my life I have been fascinated by people's behaviors, partly because I am a curious being, but also because I wanted to master skills that would help me survive a difficult family environment. I often wrestle with questions such as: Why do people do what they do? what motivates them? and the most important: how is it that they don't realize the impact their behaviors cause on others?

As a child, it is natural to demand having our survival needs met and to display some lack of empathy as to how one's behavior impacts others or to perceive that others may have different worldviews.

Yet, as I developed into an increasingly introspective woman, I realized that such lack of empathy can go beyond the first stages of human life. Observing my mother's disciplinary tactics was an important source of questions. I wanted to know why she would not understand that her demanding approaches were making me less likely to abide by her rules. She was unconsciously fueling my rebellion, while hoping to instill docility.

And so I embarked on an intellectual journey aimed at answering such questions...

My extensive study of psychology, systems theory and conflict theory have all shaped my radical understanding of today: We are all interconnected, but struggle with recognizing this bond, because deep, real relationships come with pain tied to vulnerability and emotional transparency, the quintessence of close relationships.

Yet, the inalienable truth remains that human connection is the hallmark of humanity. The rise of individualism in western cultures belies this fact to our detriment, preaching that self-reliance is the model to adopt and emulate.

But our need for connection has been demonstrated by the scientific community and keeps manifesting continually around us, from cradle to life ending. This idea is what I try to convey to my Kindle readers, who can improve their understanding of relationships by using my focused question: "in what ways are we helping/hindering our reciprocal growth as a couple and as individuals?"

In particular, I explore the question: "how to deal with pain in a dysfunctional relationship, if being connected is a source of nurturance and joy?" How people can lose the fear of intimacy and allow themselves to feel connected and supported? How can we learn to create safe attachments with the people around us?

Some people comment that this is the most compassionate approach they found in relationship books or coaching. I believe that my empathetic approach of studying both parts of a toxic relationship enhances our conceptualizations of love, marriage and relationships. Human connection is a direct path toward growth, helping in the learning of life lessons such as empathy, patience, love and forgiveness. I hope that my message resonates with you. Happy to be here in our Kindle home!


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