Struggle For Intimacy

Author: Janet G. Woititz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 075739342X
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Janet Woititz, mother of the recovery movement, sensitively addresses the barriers of trust and intimacy that children learn in an alcoholic family. She provides suggestions for building loving relationships with friends, partners, and spouses.

The Intimacy Struggle

Author: Janet G. Woititz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0757311512
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The struggle for intimacy is a complex issue, key to the happiness of every man and woman. It goes on for all of us as long as we live. To be intimate is to be close, to be vulnerable, qualities that are very different from the survival skills we learned. This book will help clarify the issues for you. You can learn to: Identify family myths to make you wonder whether having a healthy, intimate relationship is possible. Know the questions to ask to find out whether you and your partner have a long-term future together. Be aware of misunderstandings that can sabotage your relationship. Express your feelings and fears so as to avoid misunderstandings. Find our what to do when your relationship is not working. Create good relationships. Acquiring intimacy skills can be difficult, but through understanding and effort, they can be learned. This insightful book is a good place to begin.

The Dilemmas Of Intimacy

Author: Karen J Prager
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135068348
Size: 64.32 MB
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Grounded in the cognitive-behavioral approach, The Dilemmas of Intimacy focuses exclusively on understanding, assessing, and treating common problems with intimacy. Intimacy offers both risks and rewards, which create three dilemmas that every couple must negotiate: joy vs. protection from hurt, I vs. we, and past vs. present. These dilemmas offer readers a window into the treatment of intimacy problems, and help them to structure formulations, treatment goals, and therapeutic strategies. Unique to this book is the author’s “Intimacy Signature,” which is a comprehensive system for assessing couples’ intimacy issues, and offers a four-step formula for translating assessment data into therapeutic strategies. Along with the book, readers will have access to a web resource page that includes the Intimacy Signature assessment: therapist worksheets (that help match presenting problems to probable intimacy dilemmas), checklists of strengths and areas of vulnerability to assist the clinician in making a prognosis, a client take-home packet, and therapist tools for intervention (including therapist-client dialogues).

Spiritual Intimacy What You Really Want With A Mate

Author: SONDRA RAY
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1681399326
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Sondra Ray, author of The Only Diet There Is and Loving Relationships I & II, teams with her husband, Markus Ray, to give you the practical tools for having a holy relationship of greater happiness and fulfillment. This book reveals how intimacy infused with spirituality can give you and your partner a closer and higher Love— free of conflict. Whether you are in a relationship or you are searching for that “right person,” join Sondra and Markus to receive the benefits of living in the sacred zone of Spiritual Intimacy, What You Really Want with a Mate. Spiritual practices can get you in touch with your divine nature and help you stay clear of conflict and problems. Sondra and Markus give you simple approaches for integrating your spiritual life into your love life, leading to the possibility of Pure Joy! Examine the importance of Spiritual Intimacy in all aspects of your life— sex, money, parenting, career, and family life. Discover how true forgiveness, A Course in Miracles, and Liberation Breathing® combine to help you release the old paradigm that sabotaged your life in the past. Sondra Ray, the “Mother of Rebirthing”, reveals how your birth trauma may be affecting your relationships, and what you need to do to clear it. Breathwork gives you breakthroughs. Enter the new frequency of Spiritual Intimacy for “something sacred” to enrich your life. More mainstream than tantra, more ecstatic than most spiritual practices— Liberation Breathing® is an experience every person or couple should try!

Lessons Of Lifelong Intimacy

Author: Michael Gurian
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476756058
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From New York Times bestselling author Michael Gurian comes a groundbreaking plan for happiness in love and marriage that shows you how to build healthy boundaries, work through past hurts, and create greater intimacy by maintaining emotional separateness. Become separate from your partner yet also become closer—sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it? With twenty-five years of family and marital counseling practice, Michael Gurian shows that “intimate separateness” is the key to creating a healthy partnership in life. Recent university studies show that the most frequent reason relationships dissolve is not abuse, alcoholism, money, or even infidelity, but rather a lack of emotional fulfillment. Most books on love and marriage focus on teaching communication and conflict skills, but neglect to help couples with the “other half” of intimacy—separateness. In this practical yet personal guide to love, Gurian details the benefits of creating a lifelong balance of closeness and separateness. He outlines a twelve-stage model created for his own private practice, which provides long-term goals and focal points for dialogue that can help couples work through arguments. Gurian also delves into differences in white and gray matter between the male and female brain (which may explain the varying needs for intimacy and separateness), differences in verbal and emotive development, and the effects these all have on relationships. Rich with examples and case studies, this book presents strategies for communication and conflict that build more emotional balance, while showing how intimate separateness can be the key to lifelong happiness.

Intimate Relationships

Author: Wendell Ricketts
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780866567121
Size: 51.60 MB
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Experts present insightful perspectives on the social worker's role in the counseling of clients who have problems with love. As the social work profession recognizes that love and intimacy are essential ingredients of individual and collective social functioning, efforts are underway to legitimize the study of the complexities, problems, and characteristics of intimate human relationships. This book examines the dynamics of different kinds of love--love of self, love toward others, and love between client and therapist. Other topics include romantic love "scripts" and their influence on people's relationships, sex-role conditioning, special concerns of adolescents, the elderly, and gay men and lesbians.

False Intimacy

Author: Harry W. Schaumburg
Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781576830284
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Biblical healing from sexual addiction with hope and compassion.

The Work Life Collision

Author: Barbara Pocock
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862874756
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Longer working hours, insecure jobs, child care, declining birth rates, parental leave, the 'mummy track', the success or failure of feminism - the levels of passion, vitriol, despair and guilt these subjects engender attest to the importance Australians place on them, and rightly so. Their effects go beyond how we feel: they affect vital economic and demographic trends. The Work/Life Collision, grounded in thorough quantitative and qualitative research, analyses how these factors affect each other, in particular the collision of work and care and its implications for how we live. Pocock demonstrates how the existing 'work/care' regime that shapes how we live and work has high social costs - for mothers, fathers, families and those who want to be both workers and carers. She weighs the hidden costs of how we live and work now - costs that can be measured in bedrooms, kitchens, workplaces and streetscapes - and in our declining birth rate and embedded gender inequality. The Work/Life Collision goes further than just explaining our growing anxiety about quality of life, despite the evidence of unmatched material wealth. Pocock proposes ways in which a new 'work/care' regime can be built, through: the redistribution of working hours the rehabilitation of degraded and insecure part-time jobs a new system of leave from paid work, and better support for mothers, fathers and all kinds of dependants. She guides us through the real experiences of Australian households and points to a uniquely Australian solution to a fairer world.

Intimacy And Sexuality In The Age Of Shakespeare

Author: James M. Bromley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139505327
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James Bromley argues that Renaissance texts circulate knowledge about a variety of non-standard sexual practices and intimate life narratives, including non-monogamy, anal eroticism, masochism and cross-racial female homoeroticism. Rethinking current assumptions about intimacy in Renaissance drama, poetry and prose, the book blends historicized and queer approaches to embodiment, narrative and temporality. An important contribution to Renaissance literary studies, queer theory and the history of sexuality, the book demonstrates the relevance of Renaissance literature to today. Through close readings of William Shakespeare's 'problem comedies', Christopher Marlowe's Hero and Leander, plays by Beaumont and Fletcher, Thomas Middleton's The Nice Valour and Lady Mary Wroth's sonnet sequence Pamphilia to Amphilanthus and her prose romance The Urania, Bromley re-evaluates notions of the centrality of deep, abiding affection in Renaissance culture and challenges our own investment in a narrowly defined intimate sphere.

Intimacy With God

Author: Dan Eze
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595454658
Size: 62.66 MB
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There is a spiritual war for your soul occurring as we speak. What will be your response? Will you be defeated, or will you overcome the obstacles and hardships in your way and find yourself on the path to everlasting life? To work toward spiritual maturity should be the goal of every Christian. Every day, God gives you opportunities to know him better. Daniel Eze presents a path of devotion that is practical and timely to help you realize that these moments can be seized and transformed into times of intimacy with God. Trained in a leading seminary, Eze understands how scripture can work into your struggles and how the Holy Spirit helps guide your motivations and actions. Ultimately, Eze paints a picture of hope that centers on a loving God who desires a real relationship with you-today and every day.