518 – The Sex-Starved Marriage

How to Revive Erotic Passion
Michele Weiner-Davis

One out of every three couples struggles with mismatched sexual desire—a formula for marital disaster. When one spouse is sexually dissatisfied and the other is oblivious, unconcerned, or uncaring, sex isn’t the only casualty; a sense of emotional connection can also disappear. As therapists, we’ve been taught that in order for couples to have good sexual relationships, we must first help them resolve their emotional issues. But this doesn’t always work. This workshop offers practical solutions to help couples work together to reverse their sexual decline and reignite their emotional connection. You’ll discover how to:

  • Motivate the lower-desire partner to feel more empathy for their higher-desire spouse
  • End the vicious cycle of rejection that leads to anger, more refusal, and more anger
  • Persuade each partner to take personal responsibility for breaking patterns that lead to emotional and physical disconnection
  • Teach specific educational information that changes attitudes, increases empathy, and triggers lasting behavioral change


Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW, the director of the Divorce Busting Center, is an international speaker and the author of several bestselling books, including The Sex-Starved Wife, The Sex-Starved Marriage, and Divorce Busting.

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