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Psychologist Mintz offers solutions for women with flagging sex drives and lackluster love lives in this accessible guide. A onetime sufferer herself, Mintz speaks from a place of experience and professional wisdom, encouraging readers to explore the (admittedly gimmicky) "Five T's"-thoughts, talk, time, touch and trysts-in an effort to reconnect with their libidos. After covering common causes (stress, life transitions, parenting, etc.), Mintz moves on to the techniques, many of which can be boiled down to increasing self-awareness, easing anxiety over charged thoughts or activities, and communicating with one's partner; Mintz goes so far as to offer sample scripts for broaching the subject of sex issues. Bolstered with plenty of case studies, readers are bound to identify with at least some of the examples here, learn to disregard the concept of "normal," , and find plenty of worthwhile exercises. Taking her topic seriously (also addressing, early on, more serious concerns such as illness, sexual trauma, and infidelity), Mintz offers deep sympathy and a number of sound options for rekindling burned-out sex lives.
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About the Author

Laurie B. Mintz, PhD (Columbia, MO) has both the personal and professional experience and knowledge to write this book. She is a tired woman who has regained her once-lost passion and a psychologist with more than fifteen years of experience helping countless women to do the same. She has a PhD in psychology and is a licensed psychologist with a wealth of experience counseling women and couples. Thanks to following her own advice, she enjoys a passionate and satisfying sexual relationship with her husband of twenty-two years.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (September 18, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605501077
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605501079
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #357,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is written as if you're sitting at the kitchen table talking to an old friend - one that just happens to be an expert sex therapist! A simple, easy read with tips on ways to inact change in your sex life today, this book makes it easy to improve your sex life now and build on those foundations for a more fulfilling life in the bedroom in the future. Even those with a healthy sex drive can benefit from this book as it addresses ways to spice things up and get what you want out of sex!
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As a therapist myself, I will recommend this book to both my own clients and my friends. It's so great to find a resource I can trust. This book gives real, practical information that is actually based on years of clinical experience and current research--a combination that is hard to find in self-help materials. It uses real life examples and explains everything so clearly and concisely, while also giving specific steps to take. And it's such an important topic!
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What a great book...I THINK IT IS FANTASTIC, FUN, AND HELPFUL! Dr. Mintz has really great advice, based on both her personal and professional experience. I highly recommend it!
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Great book! Not only for the women who have been married a long time with kids. Been married only 2 years and we were already struggling with this. Highly recommended.
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