“Movies such as Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell highlight an all too common scenario in long-term marriages. As the years pass, for many couples communication falters and the sex life falls flat or disappears entirely. Yet we see a contrasting model of long-term relationship bliss in reality television programming such as Showtime’s Polyamory: Married and Dating starring Kamala Devi. Is an open marriage the solution to infidelity and sexual boredom? Or are there other tools, such as John Gottman’s “culture of appreciation” which can work to create lasting love and red hot sex after decades of sharing the same bed? In this episode of The Shame Free Zone I will be exploring answers to these questions as well as how Harville Hendrix’s Imago Therapy can help couples create more heart connection.
Do you expect the love of your life to read your mind? Are you fantasizing during sex? How can you find the courage to tell your partner what you really crave in bed? And what if you or your partner has been unfaithful? Can the trust be restored? Dr. Tammy Nelson, a featured expert in Glamour Magazine, Cosmopolitan and Men’s Health, has a brand new book, The New Monogamy; Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity, which explores the inventive ways couples are recapturing their romance and sexual verve after one or both of them has strayed. We will also explore the techniques and concepts Dr. Nelson details in her previous book, Getting the Sex You Want; Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together. Be sure to listen for inspiring insights into the two paths to pleasure at the very end of this program!”