The Sex-Starved Marriage : A Couple's Guide to Boosting Their Marriage Libido

The Sex-Starved Marriage : A Couple's Guide to Boosting Their Marriage Libido

by Michele Weiner-Davis

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ISBN-13: 9780743252416
Publisher: Gardners Books
Publication date: 02/02/2004
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,154,796
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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The Sex-Starved Marriage : A Couple's Guide to Boosting Their Marriage Libido 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was worth reading but with a caveat. I bought this book with high hopes. We have spent the past 15 out of the nearly 20 years of marriage with exactly the issue that the author addresses in the title: we are poorly matched sexually: one of us wants lots and lots of sex and foreplay, for the other sex is at the very bottom of a very long list of things to do. The book was an interesting read but, alas, it made little practical difference for us other then, perhaps, realization that this seems to be a more common problem than we both thought and the other person is not a freak. I think that my expectations for this book were unrealistic and this is not the book's fault. Perhaps there is no solution other than either continue to live in misery together or mess up our kids' and our own lives with extramarital affairs or divorce. Wow, what a choice!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is terrible. It goes so far as to say ' Just have sex and it will be fine'. After 19 years of marriage I know this is not the answer. Says the same thing- over, and over, and over!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband and I have only been married for two and a half years, but it seemed we were already having sexual issues. At first, in our relationship I was very sexual, but after we got married I simply wasn't feeling turned on and started to feel tension rise in our beginning marriage relationship. We both decided a book was the best starting point to see what we could do to remedy my lack of desire. We got this book on my request and it's been a great tool to help make our marriage stronger and for us to grow closer to each other. The book does have some very "practical" or "duh" solutions but a person is buying this book because you have a problem and need a solution, but then they (referring to bad reviews) don't want to take heed of what the author is conveying. Basically I'm saying that if you come at this book with a closed mind, it won't matter if Einstein wrote the book, you aren't going to get what you need out of the book. With my husband and I, we've come to understand the other side of the sexual desire spectrum as well as have seen that we are not alone in our struggles. This book also helps to explain the causes of low or high sexual desire to each of the spouses which helps with communication with your spouse. We are also able to express our desires, what's working for each of us and what isnt, a lot more effectively after reading this book. I wouldn't go as far as to say every couple needs to read this book, but It honestly doesn't hurt when trying to understand as well as to communicate with your spouse better. I highly recommend this to book to any couple having marrital problems, especially in the bedroom. The sentiments expressed help to bring a couple closer together if one or both are seriously open to improving their relationship. (The author also addresses a single spouse interested in changing the relationship and how to get the other spouse on board.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book not only saved my marriage, but my life. It was as though the author had been living in our home from the beginning. I was amazed at the insight into our marriage. I thought that we were the only ones with these problems. I never believed how my husband felt, although he sure told me enough. She repeated, nearly word for word, the things that he'd been telling me all of these years. Not only that, she was quoting me, too. It completely changed my viewpoint on many issues. As she states, it takes only one person to change a relationship, and it's true. You have to read it and try in order to understand. I wish I would have read it much earlier, as it would have saved a lot of pain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is perfect for couples who are having troubles in the bedroom. After 8 years of marriage and 3 kids, our love life had definitely lost that spark. It gave me the confidence to talk with my wife in an open and honest way about the problems we were having. She read the book as well and it has definitely helped improve our communication and our sex life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book provided me with a better understanding of who I was and who my partner was. I recommend this book to married couples and to people in relationships.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book that could help improve most relationships and marriages. Easy to read and to the point.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a awesome book for all married couples. It connects the dots of many everyday couples.
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We read it at the same time because we were really in trouble. It was helpful and helped us get back on track. Looking for a new book for us now.
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Easy read and very helpfuj
LuluW More than 1 year ago
As the lower libido partner, it was refreshing to read. I have tried some of the tips and encouraging my higher libido husband to read it too. I think this will help us a great deal in the long run!
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