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Passionate Marriage has long been recognized as the pioneering book on intimate human relationships. Now with a new preface by the author, this updated edition explores the ways we can keep passion alive and even reach the height of sexual and emotional fulfillment later in life. Acclaimed psychologist David Schnarch guides couples toward greater intimacy with proven techniques developed in his clinical practice and worldwide workshops. Chapters--covering everything from understanding love relationships to helpful "tools for connections" to keeping the sparks alive years down the road--provide the scaffolding for overcoming sexual and emotional problems. This inspirational book is sure to help couples invigorate their relationships and reach the fullest potential in their love lives.
There has never been a more important time for students to understand sexism, gender, and sexuality--or to make schools nurturing places for all of us. The thought-provoking articles and curriculum in this life-changing book, will be invaluable to everyone who wants to address these issues in their classroom, school, home, and community.
Journalist Zenith Henkin Gross guides readers to discover their own ways to express love, sensuality, and sexuality during the 20 to 40 years of life after they turn 60. Following her interviews with more than 300 men and women, she uncovers the elements of and barriers to happiness that cross ethic, economic, religious and cultural boundaries. This book helps dispel the myths of ageing and illuminates how good romance - and sex can be.
Whether your problem is lack of desire, difficulty with sexual functioning, sexual pain, sexual addiction, anxiety, sexual inhibition, or fear of sexuality altogether, your life growing up as a child in your family may be partly to blame. Fully a third of us grew up in homes where our sexual development was terribly derailed, due to alcoholism or drug abuse, mental illness, witnessing spousal abuse, experiencing physical, emotional or sexual abuse, or just plain neglect. For others of us, the family problems were so subtle we never recognized them. Sex Smart is the award-winning book praised by America's top sexologists as an essential guide for understanding your sexual self and solving your problems. Sex Smart is a wonderfully written, clear account of the many factors that shape and influence our sexual selves. Unlike most self-help books, which focus on aspects of sexual performance, Dr. Zoldbrod takes a broad, integrative view. With great skill and warmth, she weaves a tapestry of complex non-sexual events in our past that determine the ways in which we relate sexually. Complemented by rich clinical vignettes, her book will be welcomed by those wishing to understand the nuances and mysteries that contribute to our sexual being. --Derek C. Polonsky M.D., Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Executive Council Member, Society for Sex Therapy and Research; author,TalkingAbout Sex. Highly recommended in professional journals: --Contemporary Sexuality, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, 2005, reviewed by Sally Valentine, Ph.D. --Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 2005, reviewed by Ursula Ofman, Psy.D.