Book advice for dating
Streicher, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, has certainly done her homework.
Her Sex Rx could be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to fixing common but daunting impediments to a great sex life, be they genital dryness, pain during intercourse, vaginal odors, pelvic-floor issues, hormonal imbalance, or difficulties with arousal or orgasm.
People in a long-term relationship will value this book for its clear-eyed explanations of why you might fall out of love with your partner — and what can help you fall back in.
Every relationship cycles through certain stages, writes veteran couples therapist Carroll, so you have to expect — and possibly even plan for — emotional crises along the way.
I always felt this to be a simple and beautiful phrase that removes crazy expectations from relationships and keeps perspective on love so simple.
My grandparents died before I was born and my parents are deceased and never liked anyone I dated, really. Don't marry anyone who won't help with the cat litter box when you are away, busy or when you are sick.
But I adored this notion: "Love gives you the strength to endure the whims of fate and suffering and cruelty.
My mother, Ingrid Teichner, always said "to love is to be happy with.".
Joan Price — line-dance instructor, former high-school English teacher and "ageless sexuality" advocate — has a frank, spunky voice that makes her wonderful to read and downright inspirational at age 70-plus.
After exploding a number of myths about sex after 50 — that desire necessarily subsides, for example, or that sex somehow becomes less passionate — she gives practical advice about what to do if you or your partner have erectile dysfunction (ED), stiff joints or other physical issues. Price wants you to enhance your sexual pleasure, whether you are single or married, in a hot new relationship or a warm, settled one.
Yes, there will be doubt and denial (stage 2) as well as disillusionment (stage 3), but these are understandable and predictable.
Work through them using the tips offered here, Carroll suggests, and you really can end up with everlasting wholehearted love (stage 5). The author's legal training explains the practical approach she takes here to dating reentry.
But what gives this book its unusual authority and legitimacy is Elliott's own suffering and her determination to triumph over both physical and mental adversity.