Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel is a book about reconciling the erotic and the domestic. It offers insight into why long-term relationships sometimes lose their spark, and provides strategies for reigniting it. Drawing on case studies from her own clinical practice, Perel presents us with real-world examples of couples who have successfully navigated these tricky waters. Whether you’re struggling to keep your relationship alive or just looking for some fresh ideas, Mating in Captivity is an essential read.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for couples who are struggling to keep their relationship alive. It provides strategies for reigniting the spark in a long-term relationship.
- The book offers insight into why long-term relationships sometimes lose their spark, and provides strategies for reigniting it.
- It is full of real-world examples of couples who have successfully navigated these tricky waters.
- If you’re struggling to keep your relationship alive or just looking for some fresh ideas, this book is an essential read.
- The book is dense and can be a bit difficult to get through
- The examples are all from heterosexual relationships, which may not reflect everyone’s experience
- It can be a bit prescriptive at times
Learn more about the author
Esther Perel is a psychotherapist and relationship expert who has been working with couples for over thirty years. Her books include Mating in Captivity, The State of Affairs, and Cruising Speed: Love, Sex & Aging. She is the host of the podcast Where Should We Begin?
“I couldn’t put this book down! Esther Perel provides insightful case studies and creative strategies for reigniting the spark in long-term relationships. If you’re struggling to keep your relationship alive, or just looking for some new ideas, Mating in Captivity is a must read.”
“This book is a gem! Perel offers insightful, provocative and practical advice for couples who are looking to recapture the erotic in their long term relationship. The case studies she shares illustrate her points perfectly and provide real world examples that can be applied immediately.”
“The author’s insights and observations are valuable, as is her willingness to grapple with complexities.”
“Mating in Captivity is a great read. It’s insightful, provocative, and eye-opening. Perel provides a unique perspective on intimacy and sexuality that will challenge you to rethink how you approach your relationship.”