The Sex-Starved Wife: What to Do When He's Lost Desire

The Sex-Starved Wife: What to Do When He's Lost Desire

by Michele Weiner-Davis
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The Sex-Starved Wife: What to Do When He's Lost Desire by Michele Weiner-Davis

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743266277
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 441,844
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW, is an internationally renowned relationship expert and author of several books including The Divorce Remedy, the bestselling Divorce Busting, A Woman's Guide to Changing Her Man, Change Your Life and Everyone in It, and In Search of Solutions. She has appeared as a regular guest on Oprah, 48 Hours, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, and taped a seminar on PBS entitled Keeping Love Alive. A therapist in private practice specializing in Solution-Oriented Brief Therapy, her highly-acclaimed workshops have earned her national recognition. She lives in Illinois with her husband of over thirty years.

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The Sex-Starved Wife: What to Do When He's Lost Desire 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this title. I have been a sex-starved wife for more years than I can count. My marriage has been empty and loveless because my husband has no desire for me. My friends all complain that their husbands are always wanting sex and I feel so uncomfortable during those discussions because I feel like a freak of nature. It makes me feel as if something is dreadfully wrong with me. I don't even share what happens in my relationship because I'm mortified. I have felt so alone. But now that I've read this great book, I KNOW I am not alone. As I read all the letters from women in my shoes, I cried because I know the pain they have been feeling. I understand how bad it feels to be so hurt and have your husband be unwilling to do anything about it. He doesn't even want to talk to me about it anymore. Weiner Davis explains why men loose desire, but the best part is that she gives concrete suggestions for getting your husband to be more receptive to doing something about the problem. I am so grateful that I read this book because I feel better about myself and I have even made some headway with my husband. He's agreed to read part of it and to speak to a doctor! I've been trying to get him to do something, anything for a long time and he's just gotten defensive. So, this book marks a major turnaround in my marriage. I can't say for sure what will happen next, but I can tell you that at least we're talking and he's showing some willingness to care about my feelings. That's huge. I strongly suggest that if you're a woman whose husband is disinterested sexually, you get this book. It can change your marriage.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The boldness and frankness of the title alone captivated me - that there would be enough of us sex-starved wives to write a book for us! I had no idea. While reading this book, I felt as if the author had personally interviewed both my husband and I for her material. She really nailed it in her explanations of the female AND male emotions that accompany this silent killer of marriage. I have often felt like 'the man' in the marriage, full of self-pity for being stuck with my opposite. I was so very, very close to having an affair 'something so completely out of character for me' before I read this. Ironically, I have not yet had to implement any of the solutions suggested in the book, as my husband has resumed a consistently satisfying sexual relationship with me. It is my firm belief that, although I was discreet during reading time, he saw the title, 'Sex-Starved Wife' and set out to remove me from that category of women. The author's arsenal of solutions remains available to me in the event of his relapse. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not stop reading this book from the moment I picked it up. I felt like Michele was talking to my husband and I in most cases (some chapters I skipped as they were n/a). Our intemacy has increased and we've become move loving to eachother. Many steps still to take, but we are on the road to recovery! Also, in talking with other women (now that I've opened up), more have this issue than I would have ever thought. WE are NOT ALONE!! Thank you Michele!
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guess what ladies, if hes lost desire, leave his ass and find a young hunk to play with and then plan an all girl trip with your girlfriends to tuscany and learn to feel beautiful and wanted again. then and only then will your man come chasing you like a dog in heat. seriously. no book is going to do it. men are dogs and when they are done with you there isnt much you can do without majorly manipulating them. try it.