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anonymous823 posted 6/17/2013 09:24 AM

My IC and our couples therapist recommended "The Passionate Marriage" to us as a together read. I thought this might be helpful to share , just in case any of you were looking for books. I just started it today but so far it's been very helpful.

SilverRose13 posted 6/17/2013 11:42 AM

We have this book. I've read about 2/3 of it. It is ok, but a lot of it triggered the hell out of me and just generally pissed me off. But that could just be me. I think the book would work well for a lot of people, I'm just not one of them. Hope it helps you!

LA44 posted 6/17/2013 12:25 PM

I have heard about this book too and will check it out.

Thanks a823!

inconnu posted 6/17/2013 12:41 PM

I read this book, back when I thought I was in R (turned out to be false R). I thought it was a great book, but it did show me what was lacking in my marriage.

I think it also helped clarify, for me, what a great marriage/relationship is supposed to be like, and I've used what I learned from the book in my relationship with my SO.

Just remember, both people need to be willing to work together to build a really good relationship. If you're both not on the same page, it doesn't matter what any book says.

Rebreather posted 6/17/2013 12:45 PM

I think this book is very good and quite different than many others. We see a lot of unhealthy enmeshment on this board. But, I also think this is a book about marriage, and not about healing from infidelity, so it might be something for further down the road.

The best out-of-the-gate book is Not Just Friends.

anonymous823 posted 6/17/2013 12:50 PM

My IC recommended it because she felt it would encourage me to do work on myself and delve into my issues with intimacy. The married folks I know have said it's helped them individually and as mates though so I am reading it with my F as well.

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