A practical guide to love-making and creating a healthy relationship.
The prairie vole, a small rodent from the mid-western plains of the USA, has it made. Not only do prairie voles pair off for life but they spend hours grooming and cuddling in their burrows. At their peak, they will make love for two-day marathons! They are great parents too, with the male vole completely involved in caring for his pups.
In contrast, their cousins the meadow voles mate indiscriminately and live solitary lives, with the female meadow vole left to bring up her offspring alone. Because neuroscientists are so interested in the radical difference between these two lifestyles, we know more about the brain make-up of prairie voles than any other creature. Thanks to them, we are now beginning to understand the biochemical pathways of love shared by all species of animals, including ourselves, and the key to a more fulfilling sex life.
Marital Therapist Andrew G Marshall combines this latest scientific research with twenty-five years' professional experience of helping couples turn around theirlove lives. In Make Love Like a Prairie Vole, he has created a programme that will not only transform routine into passionate sex but also leads to the kind of lovemaking that will bind you and your partner together as a couple.
Andrew G Marshall is the author of I Love You But I'm Not in Love With You, How Can I Ever Trust You Again? and the Seven Steps series of practical relationship manuals. His books have been translated into over fifteen different languages. He writes for the Mail on Sunday, The Times, the Guardian and Psychologies magazine. He lives in West Sussex.