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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I was blown away, will be coming back and re-reading again down the road.

The thing I appreciated the most was that unlike other couple’s therapy books this book focused on what you can do even if your partner doesn’t want to cooperate or refuses to acknowledge that there is an issue.

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 didn’t require my partner to help at all.

Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship

Solid Flexible Self tm –the ability to be clear about who you are dvid what you’re about, especially when your partner pressures you to adapt and conform. In Intimacy and Desire: She borrows a lot from his findings and even studied with him, but I find her approach more rewarding and practical.

The worst in us denies its very existence – and in trying to pretend we have no issues we do great damage. 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. He takes it a step further, giving readers simple but effective exercises that will help them reconnect with each other. This book is a great read. 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 th Every adult, straight or gay, should read this book.


I can’t say it’s not worth reading, however I suppose there are better books on the topic. In Intimacy and Desire: I would recommend to anyone interested in psychology, relationships, or neurobiology. Without both, things fall apart. Jul 04, Darlene rated it it was amazing. It’s about being loyal, truthful, and forthright even when it’s difficult.

It might have saved my partners and me so much misunderstanding, pain, and disappointment, and probably would have helped us be better people and better lovers. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The Best Books of This is more for couples who have serious sexual problems than for those who just want to spice up their sex life.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.

A book I pick up, then put away Sep 25, Beth Trotter rated it it was amazing. I didn’t expect to like this book but it was recommended by the couple’s therapist I’ve been seeing so I gave it a chance.

We both enjoyed it very much. But the truth is once we’re in an emotionally committed relationship, we think its safe to slack off.

Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship by David Schnarch

It’s not so much about hormones and biological drive as it is about our personal development. The trouble with publicly acknowledging that you have read such books is that it is like announcing that you just finished “Dealing With Your Sexually Transmitted Disease”. More about David Schnarch. Not being deterred by your fears and anxieties.

Quiet Mind-Calm Heart tm –being able to calm yourself down, soothe your own hurts, and regulate your davod anxieties. This book was written by a non-LDS sex therapist about long term relationships and contains open and sometimes explicit xchnarch on sexual behavior. This includes people and relationships.

Intimacy & Desire

There is much sadness and much jubilation too. Grounded Responding tm –the ability to stay calm and not overreact, rather than creating distance or running away when your sfhnarch gets anxious or upset.


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Best relationship book I scbnarch read I was recommended this book to better understand myself in relationships and everyday life. Aug 27, John rated it it was amazing. This was requied reading.

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This is a great guide to sexual harmony in marriage! Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Jun 19, Crysta added it. Ddesire the worst in you reigns, what might have been a manageable problem becomes a long-term disaster. During his 30 years in practice as a marriage and family therapist, Dr. I’d also encourage folks who are working at differentiation in their personal and relational lives to check out some work by Harriet Lerner, especially if your inttimacy stuff is showing up somewhere other than sex.

The marketing vibe is definitely more intense than in Passionate Marriage; but the graphic descriptions of sexual encounters are a little sparser, which may make it more accessible for some clients.

Sep 03, Leo Ostapiv rated it liked it. Schnarch sieht Lust-Probleme in Beziehungen quasi als evolutionsbedingten Entwicklungsmotor, also etwas, das sich anzugehen lohnt. Definitely worth reading, but I advise doing so with a bit of caution if this is not necessarily the spot yo This book definitely pushed my edge in regards to his level of detail describing sexual intimacy between couples and his occasional crass language in doing so.