Also, I felt like they spent most of their time addressing the "average" or "standard" woman and didn't really take other women into account. I sometimes didn't feel that they understood my problems--and while I'm not usually an "average" woman in terms of sexuality, I often fall within a sizable minority as I learned in Dr.
However, despite the issues I listed above, I did find several suggestions in the book that I'd like to try, and I hope they'll be helpful in my life. I'm currently on my second read-through, and prepared to try some of the exercises, so I'm feeling optimistic. As a professional therapist, I consider this book a wonderful resource for couples who are struggling with low sexual desire.
Low sexual desire is a very painful subject matter for many of the couples that I see in my practice. This book offers hope for those couples that there is a way out of their struggle if they can learn to get out of avoidance and the blame game and instead work as a team to improve their sexuality. McCarthy and McCarthy address the importance of what goes on outside of the bedroom, such as the impact of destructive anger or a lack of emotional connection as sexual turn offs. Also, the McCarthy's recognize that too many couples have a dichotomous approach to sexuality that makes sexual intercourse too far of a reach for many.
For example, many couples are not even holding hands or giving caresses and then wonder why it feels like too far of a leap to have sex. As avoidance becomes a primary sexual strategy, then it feels too awkward to even think about how to approach their partner sexually.
In this book, they take a compassionate approach with couples to break this negative vicious cycle and give practical ways to build a bridge to sexuality though affection, playfulness, acceptance, and reassurance. They encourage couples to build in non-demand sexual play that may or may not lead to intercourse to restore the fun, caring, and pleasure in the sexual relationship. I highly recommend this book.
Happy Anniversary: An erotic short story about a marriage rekindled. - Kindle edition by Dianna Hardy. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC . An erotic short story about a marriage rekindled. Claudia's been working too many nights, too hard. One drunken evening, she promises to make it up to her.
Well written and helpful. Took away guilt with great suggestions to move forward. Great book on dealing with low desire as a couple. I appreciated the McCarthy's approach: Loved the practical examples, ease to read, explanation, and positive attitude. I read it twice already and still something to learn. Some concept are interesting e. Statistics, structuring of the issues. Solutions are not applicable, especially out of US. No substitute for a real therapist.
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An erotic short story about a marriage rekindled. Claudia's been working too many nights, too hard. One drunken evening, she promises to make it up to her husband, Martin, on their anniversary — by doing anything he asks of her. Martin is not only going to make sure she keeps her word, but is determined to remind her exactly what she's been missing these past few months. Publ An erotic short story about a marriage rekindled. Contemporary Erotic Romance Length: A Note From The Author: For those of you that have come to this book via my current paranormal romance and urban fantasy titles, please note that this is quite different.
It is not plot-heavy like my current work — it is literally what it says on the packaging: Kindle Edition , 17 pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Happy Anniversary , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 10, Laurie Garrison rated it really liked it Shelves: This is just a shot story to help introduce you to the author.
I enjoyed the characters, the story and the twist at the end that could have kept going. If you in the mood for something different and quick where it involves a married couple spicing things up then this should be very satisfying. View all 3 comments.
Sep 09, Wanda Hartzenberg rated it it was amazing. At the start of the book the author warns that this is an erotic short, that the plot is thin and that the reader should not expect her normal writing style. This is what it is. A short erotic short and well worth the read. Aug 21, Neri. A pretty shallow story with some erotic elements which were over the top. I received this copy from the author herself for a fair and unbaised review.
After all author Dianna Hardy is one of my favorite authors!
I tell you exactly how I see it or read it in this case. Author Dianna Hardy has done it once more!!!
Happy Anniversary is a I received this copy from the author herself for a fair and unbaised review. Happy Anniversary is a very steamy, romantic short of a look into the way life with all its hectic demands can have on our lives. Wanting to make it up to her husband, she promises to anything he wants.
Hmmmm, their anniversary is here, and Martin plans to hold her to the promise she made. Another lesson in life is told through the amazing words of a wonderfully talented author. Ms Dianna Hardy I take my hat off to you. Thank you for this lesson of life. Sep 15, Lynn Worton rated it it was amazing.
This is exactly what it says on the tin or in this case the blurb. Claudia has been working long hours. To make it up to her husband, Martin, she promises to do anything he asks of her. Martin loves his wife very much, and misses the intimacy between them due to Claudia's long working hours. When their anniversary arrives, Martin holds her to her promise.
I love the characters and their deep feelings they have for each other! Although very short, this story sizzles on the page! By the end I was This is exactly what it says on the tin or in this case the blurb. By the end I was fanning my face! If you are looking for a HOT read, or looking for a way to spice up your marriage, this book might just give you and idea or two!