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Sex Without Stress: A couple's guide to overcoming disappointment, avoidance & pressure by [Jessa Zimmerman]
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Whether being in a couple or working with couples, skill, perseverance and perspective are always important. Jessa Zimmerman, an expert in counseling couples, has written a much-needed book about couples. Her book is accessible and insightful. Her advice is never formulaic but instead focuses on thoughtful and practical discussions about growing as a couple. I ve wanted to refer to a book like this for a long time. So glad and not a moment too soon, Zimmerman has written it. I give it my highest recommendation! --Sallie Foley, Director, University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program & Co-author, Sex Matters for Women

Jessa Zimmerman takes the reader through a straightforward and no-nonsense journey, highlighting the most common struggles couples experience. This book identifies the top issues with which couples struggle: from defining what sex is or should be, desire discrepancies and differences in couples sexual styles. She clearly maintains that it is essential for each partner to be accountable for themselves and to each other to follow the useful action steps she walks them through necessary to bypass avoidance, disappointment and pressure. --Dr. Joe Kort, LMSW, Author & Speaker

A definitive resource that helps couples face and identify the pain of lost sexual intimacy. Jessa bridges the gap between sexual desire and sexual despair as she offers concrete methods to stop avoiding sex. Her techniques clearly outline ways to have sex without stress that are accessible to all couples, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. As a sex therapist, I highly recommend this book as it pursues reducing the pressure and finding the pleasure of sex. --Edy Nathan MA, LCSWR, CST --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Jessa Zimmerman is a couples' counselor and certified sex therapist with a private practice in Seattle. She is the host of the Better Sex podcast and has appeared as a featured guest on podcasts like Sexology, Keepin' It Juicy, and the I Do Podcast.

SUZIE ALTHENS records from her professional studio in Alaska, near the beautiful Matanuska Glacier. She narrates regularly for major publishers and specializes in audiobooks and e-learning. Suzie is enthusiastic about narrating nonfiction as it provides opportunities to share amazing memoirs, medical discoveries, and inspiration, but she also enjoys mysteries and women's fiction. Suzie narrates children's encyclopedias and donates time to narrate children's fiction for Learning Ally, a nonprofit organization, when she has the opening to woo the reluctant young reader.

--This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07FQKTLLN
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ LegacyONE Authors, LLC (3 September 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2522 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 202 pages
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Jessa Zimmerman is a licensed couples’ counselor and nationally certified sex therapist. She works in private practice in Seattle, WA. Over the course of her therapy career, she has focused almost exclusively on helping couples with their emotional and sexual intimacy.

In her years of clinical experience, Zimmerman has treated hundreds of couples who have struggled to feel sexual desire and fulfillment. Her clients describe having a good relationship in other ways, but their sex life has become difficult to the point that they start to avoid sex. These are people who love each other but are struggling to have a sex life they both enjoy.

She specializes in helping these couples who find that sex has become stressful, negative, disappointing, or pressured. She educates, coaches, and supports people as they go through her 9-phase experiential process that allows them real world practice in changing their relationship and their sex life.

Zimmerman received her Master’s in Psychology from LIOS college of Saybrook University and Sex Therapist certification from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). She has done extensive training in couples’ therapy, with a focus on Crucible&reg; Therapy with Dr. David Schnarch.

She is the host of the Better Sex Podcast and has appeared on numerous other podcasts as an expert guest. She hosts the Sex, Intimacy &amp; Relationships group on Facebook and broadcasts live on a regular basis.

She lives in Seattle with her partner and youngest child of three.

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