Starred Review. Readers sick of typical glossy-magazine self-help patter about reigniting romance, or the droning pomposity of most author-experts, will be pleasantly surprised with psychologist and sex therapist Schnarch (Passionate Marriage). He immediately catches readers' attention by agreeing that the common "just do it" approach to solving sexual problems is not only ineffective, but often results in one partner responding with a decisive "Don't tell me what to do!" That kind of understanding produces a number of unexpected bombshells-including "Marriage does kill desire"-which produce an uncanny effect: getting couples to stop and reconsider their emotions, quit blaming each other, and start to think (and act) differently regarding sexual situations, behaviors and attitudes. The book's flaws are more aggravating than genuinely problematic-a tendency to lean on jargon and trademark key phrases ("Four Points of Balance(tm)")-but O'Neill breaks down complex issues with loosely-drawn real life examples, illustrating the dramatic and fundamental changes that occur when couples have a greater understanding of desire, monogamy and the brain. The process is neither easy nor quick, but Schnarch's confidence is contagious. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
David Schnarch is a licensed clinical psychologist and author of numerous books and articles on intimacy, sexuality and relationships. His clinical abilities attract clients and students from across the globe. Dr. Schnarch lives and works with his wife, Dr. Ruth Morehouse, in Colorado.
This man is a total fraud…I read several chapters and he never said anything of any value…not one thing!!! A waste of money and a waste of time.Published 1 month ago by Mary Ann Salomone
Wonderful approach to relationships. I have benefited from this body of work immensely. Thank you, David.Published 1 month ago by Daniel
This book really helped me see aspects of myself that I hadn't been aware of. There were things I knew intellectually, but was having trouble really understanding in my heart. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Svadharma
Excellent book about emotional maturity that speaks to much more of life and relationships than just sexuality.Published 2 months ago by DLynn Miracle
if you're seriously willing to understand what goes wrong in relationships and willing to do some work, look no farther.Published 2 months ago by John Corwin, MD
Interesting read. Some really good points, but the author is so full of himself! Such a total know it all. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Parks McKinney
This book alone has changed my outlook on marriage - and may be credited with saving it!Published 5 months ago by Cyberia