Monogamy: The Untold Story (Sex, Love, and Psychology)

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This text provides a groundbreaking look at sexual instincts and offers a clinical psychologist's and sex therapist's insights and solutions to the challenges of monogamous relationships.


· Presents an unprecedented summary of current scientific research relating to monogamy

· Real-life vignettes document the most common intimate struggles for couples―and reveal how to repair them

· Provides an extensive list of exercises for men, women, and couples designed to strengthen their sensual connection

· Gives readers a practical, step-by-step approach for connecting with sexual instincts and perfecting one's skills as a lover

· Helpful index supplies easy access to key information

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When it comes to intimate relationships, are humans truly an advanced species unlike any other? Or are we simply animals, much like any other highly intelligent social creature? Indeed, monogamy is rare in mammals and primates—including human primates—but ironically, our natural instincts can serve to increase our success in monogamous relationships.

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"Dr. Brandon's book is a gem for serious scholars exploring the psychological foundations of love and attraction as well as for lay readers who are committed to making monogamy work in their lives.  A comprehensive review of theories of childhood socialization is seamlessly integrated into explanations of who we fall in love with, and why.  Detailed strategies for couples to use in enhancing their relationship are provided for readers at all levels of expertise.  Highly recommended for therapists, social scientists, reseachers of human sexuality and marriage/family courses, and lay readers."  -- Curt R. Bergstrand, PhD

"Monogamy is far from obvious.  Even most pair-bonding species regularly deviate from its unwritten rules.  Brandon gives us an honest look at the pleasures and problems of an ideal that humans seem only partially hard-wired to reach." --Frans de Wall, Ph.D.

"Brandon does a masterful job taking on unsupported hypotheses, misguided ideas, and old-fashioned notions on monogamy to provide a nice reality check on where "together forever" stands today.  Well-researched, intelligent, and holistic, Brandon makes a massive topic accessible and applicable to professionals and the public alike.  Readers seeking to bolster their monogamous efforts will feel empowered with the easy-to-follow exercises, as well as inspired by Brandon's wisdom, thoughtfulness, and hope in making love magical over the long haul." --Yvonne K. Fullbright, PhD, MSEd

"Brandon's Monogamy the Untold Story is a much needed book that addresses the realities of our biological heritage and the expectations of our culture in a refreshing and forthright manner.  The seamless fusion of science and practice make for a lucid and pleasurable read.  This is a book for anyone who wants a deep understanding of monogamy and sound advice on how to make it work better for them." --David C. Geary PhD

"In Monogamy the Untold Story, Brandon presents complex concepts about relationships and sexuality from the fields of anthropology, sociology, and psychology, and does so in an easy to understand manner.  She guides readers on a journey of reconnection with their sensory experiences and to an appreciation of the important relationship between love of oneself and love of a partner.  A must-read for couples who want to attain or maintain sexual vitality."
--Susan Kellogg Spadt, PhD, CRNP

"Dr. Brandon's book on Monogamy is packed with great information on how to keep a marriage or committed partnership alive.  She gives direct and practical advice without talking down to her reader.  She gives a fair analysis of the social limitations of marriage as it stands and then gives couples some invaluable creative alternatives to enhance their chemistry.  I think the book is timely and should be read by anyone looking to make a long term partnership last." --Tammy Nelson PhD

"Monogamy the Untold Story
 is an informative and thought-provoking look at modern sexuality.  Brandon helps the reader explore the origins of monogamy, and the push and pull of our sexual instincts versus contemporary Western culture, to ultimately learn to love more fully." --Irwin Goldstein, MD

"An erudite and juicy guide to understanding the paradoxes of our biology, and achieving the perfect combination of a loving and sexually passionate marriage." --Rachel Herz PhD

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