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David Schnarch. · Rating details · 2, ratings · reviews. Passionate Marriage is recognized as the pioneering book on intimate human relationships. PASSIONATE MARRIAGE: Keeping Love & Intimacy Alive in Committed In Passionate Marriage, Dr. David Schnarch organizes fourteen chapters into three . Passionate Marriage: Sex, Love, and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships By David Schnarch, Ph. D. Norton, pp. ISBN

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They just delight in each other’s presence. As you become more involved, more invested, as both of you become better differentiated, and as you both become much more unique people and irreplaceable to each other, that that alone drives the process of differentiation. Maybe a challenge you had related to, having this solid but flexible self, and how you went through it?

They have your mind map. The best differentiated person—you know, we’re not perfect, and so when I dxvid “stop,” I’m talking about couples that [are] at each other’s throats. You have to have meaningful endurance to get to the other side, to get to sense of peace. It’s not the words but the thoughts that get their attention. Sex rooted in simple impulse is the easy stuff, the responding to our mammalian impulses.

That’s what human beings are mrariage to do because it’s wired pasaionate the evolution of the species, of our brain.

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Mar 15, Yessi Young rated it really liked it. We also talked about the four drives of sexual desire; what David means by the word integrity and its importance in a healthy relationship; and what it might mean to hold onto yourself in a relationship.


When people realize that, it gives them a kick in the behind and it really says, “If you have any integrity, you can’t have a war of attrition for 25 passipnate.

The writing, the ideas, the truth is moving, crystalline, unavoidable, powerful. Still not sure what to do with that. I’d like to read advid book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? One person found this helpful.

Our program is called Insights at the Edge, and I’m always curious in people’s personal life—not so much your theoretical work, but really, in your life—what an edge might be for you currently in your own growth and development that you might be willing to share with us? From the book blurb: Schnark talks about ‘Hugging Till Relaxed’ I notice at the marrriage that people rarely hug for more then four seconds.

Passionate Marriage : Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships

Having said that, no, I don’t see couples that I say to myself, “These people are sexually incompatible, or these people really ought to bag it and get divorced,” because sexual compatibility is not what people think, number one. Davvid doesn’t make a difference whether we are talking about a one-night-stand or we’re talking about you masturbating. David Schnarch accompanies marraige inspirational message of attaining long-term happiness with proven techniques developed in worldwide workshops to help couples develop greater intimacy.

However, he tends with a few exceptions to selectively uses female pronouns for what would be considered weak or needy roles within a relatinoship.

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships by David Schnarch

The divorce rate among cancer patients—there are a lot of people who drop like flies. Many voices, one journey.


I have been picking this book up every now and again passionaate I feel the need or want to go back to it as sometimes, books can find you rather than you find them! In all of the couples were partners who came from dysfunctional families of origins. Well, this just really ticked me off! So basic decency is not something I take for granted, but basic decency is the dsvid of thing that my parents demonstrate.

My parents just celebrated their 89th birthdays and they have been married for over 65 years. We may act like children but we’re not perpetual children. This is pretty unheard schnnarch in modern self-help type books.

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships

I gave a good rating because David Schnarch has a brilliant philosophy and truly self-discloses himself. And you have to have meaningful endurance. This idea that you don’t fight in front of the kids, you can forget it.

And so yes, if you and I are fairly well-differentiated people and you say to me, “I’d like to try this,” I might say, “You know what? I find myself becoming less rigid. Dr Schnarch is a sex therapist, but this material address the entire marital relationship.

His focus is on how we relate to each other as individuals, how we communicate, etc, rather than discussing mechanics vavid depth. As far as writing style goes, this book pretty much sucks.