In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Schnarch, one of the foremost experts on sexuality and relationships, explains why normal healthy couples in long-term relationships have sexual desire problems, regardless of how much they love each other or how well they communicate. In-depth examples of couples he has counseled reveal his unique understanding of common-but-difficult sexual desire problems that affect couples of all ages. Combining compassion and clinical wisdom, Dr. Schnarch explains how to use his revolutionary Four Points of Balance approach to resolve low desire, mismatched desire, sexual boredom, and the emotional gridlock that accompanies these problems.
Intimacy and Desire provides a roadmap for how couples can transform common sexual desire problems into self-exploration and personal development that leads to psychological and spiritual growth, stronger relationships, and more powerful and meaningful desire for each other. It provides time-proven comprehensive solutions that help couples reconnect with each other sexually, and take their intimacy and passion to new, previously unexplored heights.
“Readers sick of glossy-magazine self-help patter about reigniting romance, or the droning pomposity of most author-experts, will be pleasantly surprised with psychologist and sex therapist Schnarch. He immediately catches readers’ attention. The process is neither easy nor quick, but Schnarch’s confidence is contagious.”
“This is a must-read for any couple facing sexual desire problems in their relationship. And what couple hasn’t faced that at one time or another? This highly readable book by one of the leading sex and marital therapists in the world offers evidence-based solutions. With his guidance, you can awaken your desire and passion and increase the intimacy in your relationship.”
Eli Coleman, Ph.D, Chair in Sexual Health, Program in Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota Medical School
“The unblinking David Schnarch, our foremost expert at the intersection of sex, love, and passion, has honored us with Intimacy and Desire, which teaches people how to have tender, loving sex with eyes wide open while learning more about themselves and their partner. Used properly, Dr. Schnarch’s methods will surely arouse the dormant passion of many sexually neglected and neglecting couples. Schnarch shows us how conflict is essential to growth, personal development, and intimacy. This book will help us understand how sex can be the arena in which we come to know our partner and our self. A pleasure to read.”
Frank Pittman, M.D., Author of Private Lies and Grow Up!
About the Author:
David Schnarch is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified sex therapist, and author of numerous books and articles on intimacy, sexuality, and relationships. He is the Director of the Crucible® Institute and his work has attracted clients and students from across the globe. His book Passionate Marriage is a perennial bestseller, offering the general public his revolutionary approach in a pragmatic and easy-to-understand form.