"Working" on a Relationship: Intimacy Experts and Cleis Press authors Mark A Michaels and Patricia Johnson Featured on When a Marriage Turns into Work

Mark A Michaels and Patricia Johnson, authors of Partners in Passion (Cleis Press 2014), challenge the notion that couples should "work" on a relationship.

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Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson

Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson

"With a thorough resource guide included, this book runs the gamut on sex education, and the authors’ sex-positivity, feminism, and rejection of gender stereotypes makes it a welcome addition to the genre."—Publishers Weekly

(PRWEB) April 04, 2014

Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson, happily married couple and co-authors of Partners in Passion, weighed in on the the concept of "working" on a relationship for World Lifestyle. While it seems to be a commonly accepted notion that marriages require attention and hard work, Michaels and Johnson contend that "Sustained effort and attentiveness to your partner are important if a relationship is to thrive, but effort and work are not synonymous. Relationships are not jobs and should not be drudgery, so we encourage people to change their language.” Speaking about relationships as labor puts couples in danger of no longer viewing their marriages as interesting, lively, and fun.

Michaels and Johnson expand upon the concept of love as attentiveness and sustained effort in Partners in Passion. They will also be teaching workshops and giving talks on intimacy and love nationwide. Their full tour schedule can be found on tantrapm.com.

April 6, 5-7pm, SHAG Brooklyn
April 10, 8-10pm, The Pleasure Chest, NY Upper East Side
April 17, 7-9pm, The Smitten Kitten, Minneapolis, MN
April 18, 7-9pm, The Smitten Kitten, Minneapolis, MN

What People Are Saying about Partners in Passion:

"With a thorough resource guide included, this book runs the gamut on sex education, and the authors’ sex-positivity, feminism, and rejection of gender stereotypes makes it a welcome addition to the genre."
—Publishers Weekly

"It's not everyday that I learn something new about sex; the chapter on Tantra is amongst the best introductions to the topic I've ever come across"
—Ian Kerner, PhD, NY Times best-elling author of She Comes First


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