Bring the spark back into your bedroom and your relationship with gutsy and effective advice from bestselling author Michele Weiner Davis.
It is estimated that one of every three married couples struggles with problems associated with mismatched sexual desire. Do you? If you want to stop fighting about sex and revitalize your intimate connection with your spouse, then you need this book. In The Sex-Starved Marriage, bestselling author Michele Weiner Davis will help you understand why being complacent or bitter about ho-hum sex might cost you your relationship.
Full of moving firsthand accounts from couples who have struggled with the erosion of sexual desire and rebuilt their passionate connection, The sex-Starved Marriage addresses every aspect of the sexual libido problem:
If you’re the more highly sexed partner, you’ll breathe a sigh of relief. At last someone understands your feelings about the void in your marriage. Discover why your pleas for touch have fallen upon deaf ears and why your approach to the lull in your sexual relationship could be a sexual turnoff. Most important, learn new ways to motivate your spouse to take your needs for more physical closeness to heart.
If you’re the spouse with a lagging libido, you’re far from alone. You’ll learn about the physiological and psychological factors, including unresolved relationship issues that may contribute to the chill in your bedroom and what you can do to melt the ice. And if you’re a man, you’ll be surprised to learn that staggering numbers of men, even men whose sexual machinery works just fine, “get headaches” too!
The Sex-Starved Marriage will give you and your spouse the inspiration, encouragement, and answers you need.
--- from the author's website
Part I ~ THE SEX-STARVED MARRIAGE
1. The Sex-Starved Marriage
Part II ~ THE LOW-DESIRE SPOUSE’S GUIDE FOR BOOSTING THE MARRIAGE LIBIDO
2. The Lowdown on Low Desire
3. What’s Causing My Desire Doldrums?
4. Sexy Solutions
Part III ~ THE HIGH DESIRE SPOUSES GUIDE FOR BOOSTING THE MARRIAGE LIBIDO
5. What About Me?
6. The Harder I try, the Worse Things Get
7. Melting the Ice
Part IV ~ DOING IT TOGETHER
8. Can We Talk?
9. Sex Talk
Comments and reviews:
“Only someone with Michele Weiner Davis’s expertise could write about the sexual drama that goes on behind the bedroom door with this much power. She’s got the facts straight about what it takes to breathe life back into a relationship…her strength and inspiration come through loud and clear on the pages.” --Pat Love, from the Forward
“Michele Weiner Davis does a fantastic job of empathizing with and enlightening both partners in the sex-starved marriage. She highlights key issues and offers great tips for moving beyond the tragic stalemate in which so many partners find themselves.” --Dr. Laura Berman, co-author of For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life
“I love this book. It is the antidote to the distance spouses feel when differences in sexual desire wreak havoc in their marriages. Discover the road back to true intimacy and connection.” --Dr. Gary Smalley, author, Love Is a Decision
“I am tremendously impressed with Weiner Davis’s profound understanding of the sexual and relational quagmires so many couples fall into with their misconceptions. This book will definitely help readers to understand their own feelings, needs, and responses. But even more importantly, it will help them understand the role of sexual intimacy in keeping marriages strong.” --Dr. Laura Schlessinger, author of Ten Stupid Things Couples Do to Mess Up their Relationships
“Michele has done it again! For couples struggling with sexual problems, most do so from time to time; this is the first book I will recommend!” --Howard J. Markman, Ph.D., co-author, Fighting for Your Marriage