Passionate Marriage

Passionate Marriage

Love, Sex, and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships

eBook - 2009
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Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2009, c1997
Edition: Updated ed
ISBN: 9780825306105
0825306108
Call Number: EBOOK AXIS 360
Characteristics: 1 online resource (444 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360

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astokes May 12, 2013

This book is not for everyone. It is furthermore open to a raft of criticisms, being at times hokey, blunt, garrish, vain, nebulous, wheedling, over-reaching and repetitive. It's quite the journey. At times you might feel like you're sharing a long hippie bus trip with the John Laroche character from the movie <i>Adaptation</i>, who might also be many of those things, but also brilliant, insightful, upbeat, steeped with knowledge and experience, weirdly wonderful, and never less than totally engaging. A different view of marital dynamics are presented here than default romance. Every page is dense, substantive, and personally challenging, taking non-evasion of self within the intimate context to almost cultish heights. Expect to wrestle on every page with how much of this book to take on board in your own circumstance. I was able to take on about seventy percent, starting from an aggressive stance of putting it out there as part of the intimate process, twice what I've taken from any other book on navigating adult relationships. Note: This book is the complete antithesis of <i>Men Are from Mars</i> by John Gray, the refined-carbohydrate alternative to growing balls. Don't count on liking both.

forman May 08, 2012

This book is excellent. It takes you and your partner on a journey of self discovery that allows both of you to be open and honest with yourself and each other. I helps you grow as a person and as a couple. I highly recommend this book.

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