Author: Michele Weiner Davis
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: 2004-01-08
Genre: Family & Relationships
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.
Author: Michele Weiner Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
Author: Julie Anne Laser-Maira
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2019-04-16
Couples who enter therapy often view the endeavor as a last-ditch effort before seeking legal services, filing for divorce, and parting ways for good. Given this mentality at the outset, couples therapy is not always successful or enjoyable--for either the client or the therapist. It is also an area of practice that is often given short shrift in training programs that predominantly focus on clinical skills in working with children and adolescents, group work, practice in specific settings, and assessment and treatment of mental disorders. Innovative Skills to Increase Cohesion and Communication in Couples discusses evidence-based clinical techniques and skills that support and nurture couples in their relationship. Each chapter begins with a succinct overview of a technique, evidence that supports it, and ideas for assessment to ensure that it is appropriate for the couple. Subsequent sections of each chapter provide clear examples of approaches so that new or seasoned clinicians will have the requisite knowledge for effective implementation, required materials, suitable locations for use, and personal preparation. The text serves as an essential resource to clinicians and social work, counseling, or psychology students and professors.
Author: Howard J. Markman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-03-18
Genre: Family & Relationships
A thorough revision with a new DVD of couples in action, using the PREP method for strengthening marriage and avoiding divorce court The third edition of the best-selling classic on marriage enhancement and divorce prevention, features the latest research and changes of heart in our culture and society. New and revised, Fighting for Your Marriage is based on the widely acclaimed PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) approach. Groundbreaking studies have found that couples can use the strategies of this approach to handle conflict more constructively, protect their happiness, and reduce the odds of breaking up. The book is based on more than twenty years of university research Explores how to apply the PREP approach to any marriage Shows couples how to talk more and fight less, deepen and protect their friendship, and keep the fun alive Reveals what it takes to have a more intimate, sensual relationship and how to clarify and act on priorities The authors have included a wealth of techniques and down-to-earth guidance for all couples who seek to promote greater character and pleasure in their long-term relationships.
There is a wife crisis in North America, a brewing storm of conflicting forces swirling around what it means to be a wife at the beginning of the 21st century. The word "wife," so fraught with ambiguity that it has become a female litmus test, elicits from women emotions ranging from longing to antipathy, anxiety to derision. The wife crisis is at the heart of journalist Anne Kingston's often surprising and bound to be controversial new book, The Meaning of Wife. Cannily juxtaposing the Korean wife schools currently operated by the USO in Seoul with the recent marriage of feminist icon Gloria Steinem, Kingston delves into the complex, troubling, and sometimes humorous contradictions, illusions and realities of contemporary wifehood. She looks at "wife backlash," and the new wave of neo-traditionalism that urges women to marry before their "best-before" date expires. She muses on the fact that Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart, two of the world's wealthiest and most influential women and, interestingly, non-wives, are beloved by their target audience of wives. She investigates the massive bridal industry, noting the elevation of the bride to a consumer icon--a brilliant marketing twist on the historical role of the bride as an object to be consumed. Exploring the role of the sexualized wife, she talks to Lou Paget, a.k.a. the "Martha Stewart of sex tips." And, in a fascinating discourse on the economic value of being a wife, Kingston thoughtfully weighs the value of a virgin bride and the financial repercussions of divorce. Along the way, she talks to experts and ordinary wives, famous and infamous wives, second wives and trophy wives. The result is an entertaining mix of social, sexual, historical and economic commentary, a book that will become one of the most talked about of the season.
Author: Lisa Sussman
Publisher: Amorata Press
Release Date: 2005-12-15
Genre: Health & Fitness
This up-to-date, extremely honest and sassy book demystifies the workings of the female body and reveals everything a woman needs to know about her sexual health. Brazilian Waxes, Hellacious Cramps, and Outrageous Orgasms presents questions that many women find too embarrassing to ask their doctor (or even their girlfriends). The author then offers disarming, sometimes funny answers written as if the author was a close girlfriend. While the author's writing style may be light and chatty, she has spoken with leading health experts, read countless medical journals, and deciphered stacks of studies to provide the smartest sexual health advice possible. There are detailed techniques for better, longer sex; helpful suggestions for specific medical conditions; questionnaires to test one's sexual knowledge; facts and tips; and practical advice and useful resources.
Offers middle-aged couples advice on how to revitalize their sex lives with a variety of sexual techniques and positions, and explains how to cope with the physical, emotional, and romantic changes that come over time.
Everyone is part of a family, but what constitutes a family is one of the most hotly debated issues in the United States today. Battleground: The Family provides extensive coverage of those critical issues in U.S. culture concerning current and future family life, such as dating, marriage, parenting, work and family, abuse, and divorce. The scholarly contributors to this set provide unbiased coverage on these often incendiary topics, allowing students to assess the role of these controversies in their own lives. Entries thoroughly introduce the topic of concern, describe the problem as it currently exists, provide context for the controversies surrounding it, synthesize the current knowledge on the topic, and guide the reader to additional areas for consideration. Battleground: The Family serves as a starting point for those advanced high school and beginning undergraduate students who wish to pursue a more detailed study of family controversies and cultural concerns for classroom assignments. Non-specialist readers will also find this a useful resource in critically assessing current trends and conflicts in constituent groups' conceptions of family. - Publisher.
Author: Oxmoor House
Release Date: 2004-11-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
A updated edition offers a compilation of the past year's most beneficial articles, providing up-to-date, authoritative information on such areas as relationships, meal preparation, body conditioning, and healthy eating, in a wellness reference that provides a cross-referenced index of key topics. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Presents selections from novels, poems, letters, journals, and songs, along with trivia, recipes, advice, crafts, and information on great romances, covering all aspects of love, courtship, passion, and marriage.
A critical study of sex in America looks at how conservative evangelicals have redirected Americans' attitudes toward sexuality and the disastrous political consequences of the movement's misinformation, lies, and misdirection, arguing that not only are these tactics morally reprehensible but they also direct national attention away from such major issues as the economy and the war. 30,000 first printing.