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Mating In Captivity

Esther Perel

In her two decades as a couples therapist, Esther Perel has seen time and time again just how rare it is for good sex and long-term relationships to co-exist. She aims to explain exactly why that is in this book, which is packed with detailed case studies and bold advice.



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The Bottom Line

Looking to keep the heat in your marriage? The answer isn’t increased closeness and intimacy but rather opening up some distance to fuel the flames of desire.

I. Introduction

Can couples in long-term relationships keep the passion alive? If so, how?

Most people in a committed relationship have probably asked themselves these questions at some point. In Mating in Captivity, psychotherapist and sex/relationship advisor Esther Perel argues that the answers we come up with are often too easy. This is because, according to Perel, the cultural narrative about fading sex drive is often oversimplified and relies too much on tropes, such as we’re all too busy, too tired, or too interested in our phones.

In place of these simple narratives, Perel invites readers to dig deep into the ways current culture shapes our views on sex.

II. Commitment Can Feel Like a Cage

III. Intimacy Doesn’t Always Breed Sexual Passion

IV. Power Trip

V. Diaper Duty vs. Desire

VI. Rethinking Fidelity

VII. Invitation to Explore

The Takeaway

COMPLETE INSIGHT

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