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.