Mating in Captivity is an excellent book for anyone who wants to question the assumptions of modern relationships.ﾠ Let's re-frame the way we look at eroticism and desire in our lives.
Can we continue to desire what we already have? Does good intimacy always make for good sex? Are domesticity and passion compatible?
In Mating in Captivity, psychotherapist Esther Perel tackles the paradox of modern love. Our cultural penchant for equality, togetherness and absolute candor is at odds with erotic desire, which makes long-term love an increasingly contradictory and messy business. Perel looks at why it's hard to want what you already have, even in the most committed relationship. And teaches how you can reconcile domestic bliss with erotic excitement, and rekindle lost passion. Wise, witty, and as revelatory as it is straightforward, Mating in Captivity is a sensational book that could change the way you love and live.
ﾓHer advice is refreshingly counter-intuitive.ﾔ (Salon.com )
ﾓMating in Captivity...articulates a poignant and unacknowledged modern crisis for the first time.ﾔ (The Evening Standard (London) )
ﾓAn elegant sociological study, complete with erudite literary and anthropological references.ﾔ (Daily Telegraph (London) )
ﾓA charming blend of wit and wisdom...this book will give you a fresh perspective on long-term love.ﾔ (Gold Coast Bulletin (Australia) )
ﾓWell argued points written with considerable eloquence.ﾔ (Jerusalem Post )
ﾓThis is a brave book...refreshing.ﾔ (The Times Higher Education Supplement )
ﾓSo honest it hurts.ﾔ (Irish Times )
ﾓAn excellent book, full of provocative prose and entertaining case illustrations.ﾔ (Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy )