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 suspect that for a non-clinical audience, who isn’t quite as attuned to the endless thinly-veiled digs at Sue Johnson, it would scunarch somewhat less annoying, though the marketing vibe might still be a factor.

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Jul 04, Darlene rated it it was amazing. That being said, I found the book fascinating and several of the couples resonated deeply with the struggles my husband and I are working through in regards to how we sabotage our own relationships and treat each other so unkindly. Oct 13, Graeme Roberts rated it it was scgnarch.

I didn’t care for the constant references to human evolution seemed like dzvid to me. Some other quotes I loved from the book: Solid Flexible Self tm –the ability to be clear about who you are and what you’re about, especially when your partner pressures you to adapt and conform.

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That’s provokes “think while reading and forget” attitude. 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 particular stuff is showing up somewhere other than sex. Well, the book says, get your Four Points in balance. Wonderful information if you can get past some of the crude or graphic portrayals. Darum gute 4 Sterne.

I don’t agree with some of his premises — he invokes a lot of darwinism as cause for things — and while he doesn’t come off as much of a religious man, his concepts resonate regardless! 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.


Grounded Responding – the ability to stay calm and not overreact, rather than creating distance or running away when your partner gets anxious or upset.

Meaningful Endurance – being able to step up and face the issues that bedevil you desrie your relationship, and the ability to tolerate discomfort for the sake of growth. Refresh and try again. When the best in you stands up and faces the realities of your life, it produces intimacy, passion, and commitment.

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David Schnarch is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified sex therapist, and author of numerous books and articles on intimacy, sexuality, and relationships. And that may very well be the case for all of this desirr patients, whom he has encountered.

How do I do that? Part 4 was supposed to be about physical sex and body, but instead it told about rats, hippocampus and collaborative alliances Conclusion: Jennifer Finlayson-Fife’s adaptions of his research.

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

Quiet Mind-Calm Heart tm –being able to calm yourself down, soothe your own hurts, and regulate your own anxieties. One partner will complain that the other doesn’t intimzcy him, the other complains that she’s married to a sex maniac. Open Preview See a Problem? Oct 13, Liz rated it really liked it. Jan 06, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: I outlined this almost page book because my boss wants to teach a week workshop on it.

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. It connects research with practical usable ways of working with the complexities of long term intimacy and desire in relationships.


Second, and most importantly, there seems to be a lot of diagnosis without much practical advice. I don’t agree with some of his premises — he invokes a lot of darwinism as cause for things — and while he doesn’t come off as much of a religious man, his concepts resonate regardle This would be a 5 star book for me if it intjmacy for the amount of cursing in it, which I don’t care for.

In Intimacy and Desire: That’s partly about the frequency with which he insists that his clinical intuition trumps research-validated approaches though, to his credit, he’s usually transparent about the fact that he’s doing soand partly about the extent to which this book feels like a very, very extensive marketing brochure.

Oct 17, Travis Miller rated it it was amazing. Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship. Resire instance, the problem may be that you and your partner are in emotional gridlock. The worst in us denies its very existence – and in trying to pretend we have no issues we do great damage.


Dennoch, auch dieses Buch ist nicht ganz leicht zu lesen bzw. 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 gives so much good practical advice about this, based on case studies of real couples. More about David Schnarch. My relationship wasn’t having sexual desire problems explicitly but I still found the tools and stories in the book helpful. Many couples in the book started out with great intimacy and sexual gusto, only to settle into relationship habits that are empty and deeply disappointing, thinking that there schnarcu nothing to be done about it, short of schnatch the relationship.