The Men on My Couch by Brandy Engler
True Stories of Sex, Love and Psychotherapy

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WHAT MEN WANT. WHAT MEN FEEL. WHAT WOMEN NEED TO KNOW.

When Dr. Brandy Engler opened her sex therapy practice for women in Manhattan, she got a big surprise. Most of the calls were from men. They wanted to talk about womanizing, porn addiction, impotence, prostitutes—and most of all, love.

Her patients were everyday guys from all walks of life. Among them were David, the Wall Street hotshot and compulsive womanizer; Charles, an introvert who kept pushing away the fiancée he thought was too beautiful for him; Paul, the self-made man who visited massage parlors despite his sexy wife; and the men’s group whose stark revelations about male anger and their search for the right woman will open your eyes. In The Men on My Couch, Dr. Engler allows readers inside those private sessions to witness her exciting and evocative encounters with what men desire and fear.

Dr. Engler tells her own story, too. At first her patients’ revelations are painful and disconcerting, especially against the backdrop of her own difficult love affair. Yet Dr. Engler lets readers experience how she evolves both professionally and personally, from chagrin to compassion, and reconciles her idealized notions of love and sex with the unexpected and raw truths she hears in the office.

The Men on My Couch is unlike books you’ve read before. There are no tired facile conclusions or pejorative generalizations. Here are fresh insights into modern sexual maladies, gleaned from real people having real struggles and experiencing real epiphanies—in the real world.

This book will change how both women and men think about love, sex, and desire.
 

About Brandy Engler

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Dr. Brandy Engler holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. She lives in Los Angeles, where she runs a private practice. David Rensin is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven books, and has written for Playboy, Esquire, and many other magazines. He lives in Ventura, CA.
 
Published December 31, 2012 by Berkley. 304 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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This is what sex addiction looks like: a sex addict loses all sense of proportion and control, and engages in compulsive, self-destructive behavior such as draining a bank account to pay for sex services, masturbates so often they bleed, cheats on their significant other, or loses a job for porn-...

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