Workshop 20 – Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW – The Sex-Starved Marriage
It is said that one in three couples experience a sexual desire gap, a difference that often wreaks havoc in every aspect of marital life. When you add to this the compelling statistic that one out of ten couples has a sexless marriage, it’s easy to understand why so many couples are losing touch both literally and figuratively. A marriage that is void of healthy intimacy and physical connection risks divorce and/or infidelity. Beyond the usual “build your emotional foundation and your sexual relationship will improve” advice, learn what you can do to help couples bridge the desire gap and bring passion back to their marriage.
- Identify which partner controls the sexual relationship
- Describe a new way to think about the stages of the human sexual response cycle
- List two approaches that can be used by both the high and low desire spouse