The Sex Starved Marriage

Author: Michele Weiner Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451645260
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

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. But The Sex-Starved Marriage is not just another book explaining the reasons you or your spouse might not be in the mood for sex. Bestselling author Michele Weiner Davis will help you understand why being complacent or bitter about ho-hum sex might cost you your marriage, and with her acclaimed psychobabble-free, straight-shooting advice, she'll show you how to bring the spark back into your bedroom and into your relationship. Because relationship expert Weiner Davis is convinced that feeling sexy is a two-person job, she looks at the problem of -- and the solution to -- low sexual desire from a couple's perspective. Whether you're someone whose passion has faded or someone who's been hungering for touch, you'll learn life-altering lessons about bridging the desire gap and restoring intimacy and friendship to your marriage. And because Weiner Davis knows that one spouse is often more motivated than the other to work on a relationship, she offers creative ways to inspire your partner to change. Separate chapters address the spouse who's hot, the one who's not, and then both together. If you're the spouse with a lagging libido, you're far from alone. 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! If you're the low-desire spouse, you'll learn about the physiological and psychological factors, including unresolved relationship issues, that may contribute to the chill in your bedroom. You'll learn the truth about sexual desire: that for millions of men or women it doesn't just happen; you have to make it happen. Finally, you'll find specific, pragmatic, and often provocative solutions to help you discover the siren or seducer within. 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, you'll find tools you can use to reach out in ways that will make your spouse more responsive. Finally, if your partner is willing, you will learn how to keep the flame of desire burning together. 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 will give you and your spouse the inspiration, encouragement, and answers you need to find your way out of a sex-starved marriage.

Divorce Busting

Author: Michele Weiner Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671797256
Release Date: 1993-02-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

In this groundbreaking book, Michele Weiner-Davis gives straightforward, effective advice on preventing divorce and how couples can stay together instead of coming apart. Using case histories to illustrate her marriage-enriching, divorce-preventing techniques, which can be used even if only one partner participates, Weiner-Davis shows readers: * How to leave the past behind and set attainable goals * Strategies for identifying problem-solving behavior that works—and how to make changes last * "Uncommon-sense" methods for breaking unproductive patterns Inspirational and accessible, Divorce Busting shows readers in pain that working it out is better than getting out.

The Sex Starved Wife

Author: Michele Weiner Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416545712
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

In 2003, bestselling author and relationship expert Michele Weiner Davis' groundbreaking book, The Sex-Starved Marriage described the problems that occur in marriage when one spouse is vastly more interested in sex than the other and more importantly, what the couple could do to fix things. The book created quite a stir, but no one expected what happened next. Weiner Davis was flooded with e-mails, letters, and phone calls from women, not with "headaches" and other predictable excuses for avoiding sex, but from women who were desperately unhappy because their husbands weren't the least bit interested in sex. Nothing these women said or did got their men to understand the pain and isolation that comes from a sexual void, and despite heartfelt pleas, they were unable to convince their husbands to seek professional help. Add to this the unspoken taboo about discussing low libido in men, and these women were left to believe that they were the only ones dealing with this problem. If this sounds like your situation, Weiner Davis wants to tell you that you are not alone, and it is not your fault: there is a whole host of reasons why your husband might be experiencing low desire. Although Weiner Davis explains reasons men lose interest in sex--biological issues, personal troubles, and relationship problems--she's convinced that understanding the cause of a problem won't make your sex life any juicier; doing something about it will. The Sex-Starved Wife gives you the tools you need to present the information in the book so that your husband will not become defensive. You'll even learn methods for overcoming sexual dysfunctions such as performance anxiety, premature ejaculation, and effective ways for dealing with pornography or infidelity. If you and your spouse need additional support, Weiner Davis offers concrete advice on how to get your man to visit his doctor or seek other professional help. When it comes to marriage, Weiner Davis has seen it all. She knows how important loving, satisfying sex is to a healthy marriage. The straightforward, psychobabble-free advice in this book will help you create the intimacy and connection for which you've been longing.

When Your Sex Drives Don t Match

Author: Sandra Pertot
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9781569242711
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Family & Relationships

Do your partner's sexual needs, expectations, or desires vary widely from your own? While the differences between the two of you can be confusing and stressful, a break-up doesn't have to be imminent. Now, for the first time, "When Your Sex Drives Don't Match" introduces the ten libido types -- from the emotionally intimate Sensual type to the physically passionate Erotic libido. Longtime sex therapist Dr. Sandra Pertot presents her groundbreaking, highly practical discoveries and insights about: - How your libido types affect both you and your partner - Quizzes and exercises to help pinpoint the basis of your concerns, and how to remedy them - Rational ways for couples to understand, manage, and overcome sexual incompatibilities - Understanding and overcoming the Cycle of Misunderstanding that causes so much conflict - Tips on building and maintaining your intimate relationship. With clear, straightforward diagnostic tools and remedies, "When Your Sex Drives Don't Match" will help you and your partner identify, understand, and work through your problems for a mutually satisfying sex life.

Rekindling Desire

Author: Barry McCarthy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135919290
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Genre: Psychology

For over a decade Rekindling Desire has helped to restore and restructure sexuality in thousands of lives. This expanded edition continues the exploration of inhibited sexual desire and no-sex relationships by respected therapist Barry McCarthy, who brings decades of knowledge and the expertise that comes from having treated almost 3,000 couples for sexual problems. Contained within are suggested strategies and exercises that help develop communication and sexual skills, as well as interesting case studies that open the doors to couples’ sexual frustrations. The shame, embarrassment, and hesitancy that individuals feel with themselves, and the resentment and blame they can feel towards their sexual partners, are explored and put into context. Whether you are married, cohabitating, or dating, or if you are 25, 45, or 75, reading this book will help renew your sexual desire and put you on the path towards healthy, pleasure-oriented sexuality.

Wanting Sex Again

Author: Laurie J. Watson
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 0425257142
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Family & Relationships

Offers strategies for women with low libidos to help overcome the emotional, physical, and mental obstacles that are affecting passion and intimacy in their marriages.

The Divorce Remedy

Author: Michele Weiner Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684873251
Release Date: 2002-09-04
Genre: Family & Relationships

In the United States, half of all marriages end in divorce. Therapist Weiner Davis offers couples the keys to acquiring the relationship and communication skills they need to bring their marriages back to life.

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It

Author: Patricia Love, Ed.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307496027
Release Date: 2009-01-21
Genre: Family & Relationships

Men are right. The “relationship talk” does not help. Dr. Patricia Love’s and Dr. Steven Stosny’s How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It reveals the stunning truth about marital happiness: Love is not about better communication. It's about connection. You'll never get a closer relationship with your man by talking to him like you talk to one of your girlfriends. Male emotions are like women's sexuality: you can't be too direct too quickly. There are four ways to connect with a man:touch, activity, sex, routines. Men want closer marriages just as much as women do,but not if they has to act like a woman. Talking makes women move closer; it makes men move away. The secret of the silent male is this: his wife supplies the meaning in his life. The stunning truth about love is that talking doesn’t help. Have you ever had this conversation with your spouse? Wife: “Honey, we need to talk about us.” Husband: “Do we have to?” Drs. Patricia Love and Steven Stosny have studied this all-too-familiar dynamic between men and women and have reached a truly shocking conclusion. Even with the best of intentions, talking about your relationship doesn’t bring you together, and it will eventually drive you apart. The reason for this is that underneath most couples’ fights, there is a biological difference at work. A woman’s vulnerability to fear and anxiety makes her draw closer, while a man’s subtle sensitivity to shame makes him pull away in response. This is why so many married couples fall into the archetypal roles of nagging wife/stonewalling husband, and why improving a marriage can’t happen through words. How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It teaches couples how to get closer in ways that don’t require “trying to turn a man into a woman.” Rich in stories of couples who have turned their marriages around, and full of practical advice about the behaviors that make and break marriages, this essential guide will help couples find love beyond words.

The 30 Day Sex Solution

Author: Victoria Zdrok Wilson
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781440525599
Release Date: 2011-05-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

Have Sex for 30 Days — and Transform Your Marriage! Let's face it: Sex is the barometer of your relationship. When the sex is great, odds are your relationship is great, too. But when the sex is not so great—or nonexistent!—your relationship suffers as well. Time for The 30-Day Sex Solution! This sensibly sexy handbook is the brainchild of Playboy Playmate and sex psychologist Dr. Victoria Zdrock Wilson and her therapist husband John Wilson. This happily married expert couple shows you and your partner now to reclaim intimacy, one day —and night!—at a time: Days 1-6: Renew your vows, reduce distractions, focus on just you two Days 7-12: Recapture romance and rekindle your passion Days 13-18: Rediscover each other—and reinvent yourselves as a couple Days 19-24: Embrace the power of play Days 25-30: Become sexual and spiritual soul mates Together, the Wilsons give you a sensual roadmap back to the affection, commitment, and passion you once shared. Because love—and sex—really is better the second time around!

Reclaiming Desire

Author: Andrew Goldstein
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 9781605294933
Release Date: 2009-06-09
Genre: Health & Fitness

- I'm so busy and tired, how can I find time for sex? - How can I go from mommy one minute to passionate lover the next? - What medicines or natural herbs can I take to improve my libido? At some point in their lives, most women experience a decline in their sexual desire. Yet despite the vast number of books devoted to sex, surprisingly few focus on the problem of low libido. Fewer still offer any practical advice to the woman who has lost her sex drive and longs to find it again. Reclaiming Desire presents the holistic approach that gynecologist Andrew Goldstein and clinical psychologist Marianne Brandon--co-founders of the Sexual Wellness Center in Annapolis, Maryland--use to successfully treat women with low libido. Capitalizing on their combined medical and psychological expertise, they reveal how a complex set of physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual factors--as well as specific life-changing events such as marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, divorce, and menopause--can affect female sex drive. Reading this book, women will come to understand that low libido isn't "all in their heads"--or all in their bodies, for that matter. The problem is real and it's diverse--but it's curable.

Healing from Infidelity

Author: Michele Weiner-Davis
Publisher:
ISBN: 0998058416
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Genre:

Little compares to the devastation people feel upon discovering their spouse has been unfaithful. Shocked, devastated and overwhelmed, couples often hit stalemates as they struggle to get past intense emotional pain, mistrust, resentment and never-ending arguments about the betrayal.From the bestselling author of DIVORCE BUSTING and THE SEX-STARVED MARRIAGE, renowned therapist, and TEDx speaker, Michele Weiner-Davis, comes a powerful blueprint for helping couples rebuild trust and mend their marriages following the crisis of discovery of an affair through forgiveness and beyond. Based on over three decades of experience helping couples recover from betrayal and save their marriages, Weiner-Davis offers a step-by-step program to help readers:· Deal with traumatic feelings after the discovery· Respond to questions about the affair· Talk about intense emotions without arguing· End the affair· Offer apologies that are sincere and healing· Overcome flashbacks and painful memories· Rebuild trust and accountability· Make their marriage stronger than before the affair· Find forgiveness· Reconnect sexuallyThis book is filled with case vignettes of couples whose lives were shattered by betrayal but have eventually recovered and thrived. With the publication of HEALING FROM INFIDELITY, the practical advice available to her clients will be made accessible to millions more who desperately want to move through the pain of infidelity and restore their love.

The Sex Starved Husband s Guide

Author: Jeff Borkoski
Publisher:
ISBN: 0997656115
Release Date: 2016-07-10
Genre:

Is your sex life dragging its feet? You're not alone. One in five U.S. couples is stuck in a sexless marriage. One in five! If it was an infectious disease, we'd label it epidemic and be forced to wear surgical masks. Every month, over 21,000 people google the phrase "sexless marriage" looking for answers. Looking for hope. Looking for anything. Hope is here. In this groundbreaking book, you'll learn: - The real reason women pull away emotionally and sexually before leaving for good (you'll be shocked) - The two questions Jack Canfield asks his wife every weekend and why they'll have you scoring big in the bedroom - What the Propaganda Machine has been hiding from you since puberty and how it's hurting your marriage - How to lower her blood pressure and bring sexy back for less than 95 cents a day (and why it works) Welcome to the conversation. It's about time.

Getting Through to the Man You Love

Author: Michele Weiner-Davis
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 158238035X
Release Date: 1999-11-30
Genre: Family & Relationships

Details the ways women can effect a relationship change with their husbands through minor changes in their own actions.

Resurrecting Sex

Author: David Schnarch
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062030701
Release Date: 2010-09-21
Genre: Self-Help

In this remarkable new book, Dr. David Schnarch, world-renowned sex and marital therapist and author of Passionate Marriage, offers a groundbreaking approach to resolving sexual difficulties and the relationship problems they cause. By showing couples how they can turn their worst sex and relationship disasters into personal growth and spiritual connection, Dr. Schnarch offers couples the best sex of their lives. In addition to taking an unflinchingly honest, realistic, and erotic approach to sex, Dr. Schnarch reveals the complicated emotional interactions hidden within couples' most private moments. Resurrecting Sex speaks of compassion, partnership, generosity, and integrity in adult sexual relationships, offering hope to millions of people -- golden-anniversary marriages, newly formed couples, and singles alike -- who are struggling with sexual difficulties. Uplifting, provocative, and heartfelt, the book is organized into four sections: A crash course in sex Explanation of how sexual relationships really work Medical options and bionic solutions Vignettes of couples changing their sexual relationships Resurrecting Sex addresses all major sexual issues, including male erection problems such as rapid orgasm and delayed orgasm; women's problems with arousal and lubrication, difficulty reaching orgasm, and low desire; full coverage of Viagra (for both men and women); and other sex-enhancing drugs and medical options. Rather than dwelling on sexual techniques, this sympathetic book shows how to cure the rejection, hostility, and emotional alienation that often accompany sexual problems. Its unique method helps couples develop the love, affection, and commitment that prevent divorce and strengthen families. Generous of spirit, enlightened, and insightful, Resurrecting Sex is destined to make the world a better place to fall in love.

A Woman s Guide to Changing Her Man

Author: Michele Weiner-Davis
Publisher: Golden Books Adult Publishing Group
ISBN: 0307440427
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Family & Relationships

Details the ways women can effect a relationship change with their husbands through minor changes in their own actions