Passionate Marriage

Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships

David Schnarch (Author)

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“A classic.” —William H. Masters, M.D.

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.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • April 2009
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33427-2
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 448 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide, excluding Australia and New Zealand.

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  1. Book CoverPassionate Marriage: Sex, Love, and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships


Endorsements & Reviews

“This pioneering work opens whole new lines of thoughts and will benefit many couples.” — Bernie Zilbergeld, PhD, author of The New Male Sexuality

“Schnarch takes the reader behind the scenes as couples describe similar feelings as well as their explicit sexual encounters during dramatic therapy sessions.... [A] useful guide.” — Marty Dean Evenswold, Library Journal

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