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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.

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"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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David Schnarch, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist and certified sex therapist, directs the Marriage and Family Health Center in Evergreen, Colorado. He is the author of Constructing the Sexual Crucible and Resurrecting Sex.

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Azenthal
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Drastically Changed Me... And My Marriage
Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2018
I’ve read a plethora of marriage books but this one is different. It unpacks the personal/marriage problems that are the root cause of our sexual problems. The author’s definition of intimacy is different from everything I’ve ever heard. I find myself constantly asking... See more
I’ve read a plethora of marriage books but this one is different. It unpacks the personal/marriage problems that are the root cause of our sexual problems. The author’s definition of intimacy is different from everything I’ve ever heard. I find myself constantly asking “What’s the PM (Passionate Marriage) thing to do here?” The concepts of emotional fusion (NOT a good thing), differentiation (holding onto yourself), and the importance of self-validation over other-validation have made me a stronger, healthier person, and by default my marriage is stronger and healthier. I can not recommend it enough.

I share some of the others’ observations. It is quite sexually explicit, though it is done tastefully in my opinion, not for the purpose of arousal like erotica. It also is very long and wordy, but it is worth it in my opinion. I have almost entire pages underlined. Will read this one every couple of years.
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J. B. Kenney
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Much like Game of Thrones or The Big Short keep the ...
Reviewed in the United States on September 29, 2016
This book is about much more than sex, and can change your life profoundly, regardless of your relationship status. Schnarch''s approach is about personal differentiation and its concepts, if you take them in, will affect every relationship in your life, not just romantic... See more
This book is about much more than sex, and can change your life profoundly, regardless of your relationship status. Schnarch''s approach is about personal differentiation and its concepts, if you take them in, will affect every relationship in your life, not just romantic partnerships. What separates Passionate Marriage from other books about enhancing one''s differentiation is that Passionate Marriage is sprinkled with frank, and rather juicy, descriptions of sex. Much like Game of Thrones or The Big Short keep the audience''s attention while educating the audience about a difficult concept by giving the job of explaining a complex family ancestry or collective debt obligations to an attractive person in a bathtub, Passionate Marriage''s mix of explaining psychological concepts, their practical applications and the potential impact they have on a person''s sex life makes this an engaging read, as well as an impactful one.

If you feel like you''re the competent one in your relationships, or that you sell yourself out in them, if you feel like your partner or your family is controlling or if losing your partner would be the end of the world, then this book can profoundly change your life, very much for the better. Not only that, but the change in you can improve the lives of the people around you, most especially your children. I can''t recommend it strongly enough.
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If you want to know exactly what is missing in your relationship, Schnarch will tell you unapologetically.
Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2017
Love this guy! As a marriage and family therapist who works with couple''s all the time, I can say this book is incredible! I love his model of how couple''s can have a great relationship and how it''s starts with cleaning up your own side of the street. If you want to know... See more
Love this guy! As a marriage and family therapist who works with couple''s all the time, I can say this book is incredible! I love his model of how couple''s can have a great relationship and how it''s starts with cleaning up your own side of the street. If you want to know exactly what is missing in your relationship, Schnarch will tell you unapologetically. Highly recommend this book for anyone who is struggling in a passion-less marriage or feels like they are friends/roommates with their spouse. A must have!
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Derek P.
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Very Wordy. Some Good. But hard to follow.
Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2018
Very wordy. A little hard to read and understand all of the psychological info. Seriously though, very wordy. I was warned about that in the reviews. I mean he goes as far as to describe what people look like, which felt more like a novel. Not just that, I mean he has a... See more
Very wordy. A little hard to read and understand all of the psychological info. Seriously though, very wordy. I was warned about that in the reviews. I mean he goes as far as to describe what people look like, which felt more like a novel. Not just that, I mean he has a Preface, an Introduction AND an Acknowledgements all before he even starts the first chapter. I will say, that we have gotten a little out of it. Like not losing yourself when you get married. That you are two separate individuals. That you do not own one another and that you need to meet your own needs and be able to stand on your own two feet. He has a really long chapter about hugging till relaxed. Still not sure what to do with that. My husband and didn''t understand what he was saying. Oh, and did I mention that chapter was 28 pages long! We are not finished reading the book. So I will update once we have. Hopefully, it gets better.
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KG
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Not if you was to keep your marriage
Reviewed in the United States on May 5, 2020
This is the worst book if your other half has a porn addiction. You would see that in the first chapter. Showed it to my counselor and she threw it away.
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N. Arnold
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Obnoxious author- great information though
Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2019
This was a tough book to get through. Read it based off my therapist’s recommendation. The information is great but it was very difficult to get beyond the author’s ego. He is incredibly condescending to his clients in several different places in the book. Again, very... See more
This was a tough book to get through. Read it based off my therapist’s recommendation. The information is great but it was very difficult to get beyond the author’s ego. He is incredibly condescending to his clients in several different places in the book. Again, very helpful for my marriage, but the author is obnoxious. Take what you can, there are definitely some information gems throughout.
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Mary
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... but as I got through it found it had great information. It has become a study as the ...
Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2017
I initially had resistance to reading this book but as I got through it found it had great information. It has become a study as the more I read the.more I understand. It has improved my relationships immensely . I understand how i can improve my relationships by growing... See more
I initially had resistance to reading this book but as I got through it found it had great information. It has become a study as the more I read the.more I understand. It has improved my relationships immensely . I understand how i can improve my relationships by growing myself. Life changes when you understand your own needs fully and pay attention to caring for yourself. That has also resulted in my understanding the needs of others as well. I regularly "hold on to myself " in otherwise stressful situations resulting in easy and satisfying outcomes.
I will be reading and really reading this book many times. There are.many distinctions in its pages. Highly recommended for couples and singles who want happy fulfilled relationships.
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Jelly Bean
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An interesting read after 20 years of married life
Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2013
We''re 38 now, and will be married 20 years in May. As any married-this-long know, the relationship changes over time, and in an effort to learn whether our relationship changes are normal, I found this book. It was an interesting read. What I took away was that instead of... See more
We''re 38 now, and will be married 20 years in May. As any married-this-long know, the relationship changes over time, and in an effort to learn whether our relationship changes are normal, I found this book. It was an interesting read. What I took away was that instead of dividing you, maintaining your individualism in marriage aids your closeness and attraction to one another. My 19 year-old self would not have thought of it that way. My 38 year-old self agrees.
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KNUT
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Very good read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 20, 2014
I found this a very interesting book with I think many good pointers about relationships. There are some very erudite reviews on this book which I can''t compete with but OI couldn''t put it down and found so much stuff which I could relate to and find help from. bu to it...See more
I found this a very interesting book with I think many good pointers about relationships. There are some very erudite reviews on this book which I can''t compete with but OI couldn''t put it down and found so much stuff which I could relate to and find help from. bu to it takes 2 to tango so if you are in a relationship both parties need to wholeheartedly take part in whatever action you would wish to go forward with! It is true I think that you have to ''forgive the guy for being American.'' I don;t like the way Americans come over as arrogant in the way they write but look at the content and not the writer for the value in this book!!
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I didn''t like this book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 5, 2017
I didn''t like this book. It''s written by a therapist/psychologist from a therapist''s point of view. I wish the customers mentioned in here had narrated their own stories, may be those stories would have been more human and less clinical. The content seemed far away from the...See more
I didn''t like this book. It''s written by a therapist/psychologist from a therapist''s point of view. I wish the customers mentioned in here had narrated their own stories, may be those stories would have been more human and less clinical. The content seemed far away from the title of the book. I did not enjoy it and wouldn''t recommend it for the topic in question.
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Terry Allen
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Useful book that is NOT full of psychobabble
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 29, 2013
I''m half way through this book and it has a lot of very sensible suggestions for making your relationship better. It''s pretty easy to read and more importantly makes me want to read the whole book. I''m a software engineer, with a diverse range of interests, and a lot of...See more
I''m half way through this book and it has a lot of very sensible suggestions for making your relationship better. It''s pretty easy to read and more importantly makes me want to read the whole book. I''m a software engineer, with a diverse range of interests, and a lot of books in this genre leave me cold, or sometimes annoyed at the sloppy language. This isn''t one of them and I''d recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy their relationship.
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J. M. Donlon
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Love this book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 8, 2018
An amazing book which revolutionizes sex and marriage therapy written by a man who also clearly has immense care for his clients
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