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Intimacy

Author : Osho
ISBN : 1429907665
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"Hit-and-run" relationships have become common in our society as it has grown more rootless, less tied to traditional family structures, and more accepting of casual sex. But at the same time, there arises an undercurrent of feeling that something is missing-a quality of intimacy. This quality has very little to do with the physical, though sex is certainly one possible door. Far more important is a willingness to expose our deepest feelings and vulnerabilities, with the trust that the other person will treat them with care. Ultimately, the willingness to take the risk of intimacy has to be grounded in an inner strength that knows that even if the other remains closed, even if that trust is betrayed, we will not suffer any permanent damage. In this gentle and compassionate guide, Osho takes his readers step-by-step through what makes people afraid of intimacy, how to encounter those fears and go beyond them, and what they can do to nourish themselves and their relationships to support more openness and trust. OSHO challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the "1000 Makers of the 20th Century" and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people-along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha-who have changed the destiny of India. More than a decade after his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Emotional Intimacy

Author : Robert Augustus Masters
ISBN : 9781622030477
Genre : Psychology
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Emotions link our feelings, thoughts, and conditioning at multiple levels, but they may remain a largely untapped source of strength, freedom, and connection. The capacity to be intimate with all our emotions, teaches Robert Augustus Masters, is essential for creating fulfilling relationships and living with awareness, love, and integrity. With Emotional Intimacy, this respected therapist and author invites us to explore: How to deepen our emotional literacy and become intimate with all our emotions The nature of emotional disconnection and what to do about it How to identify our emotions, fully experience them, and skillfully express them Illuminating, resolving, and healing old emotional wounds Gender differences in emotional intimacy and expression Steps for bringing greater emotional intimacy and depth into our relationships In-depth guidance for those facing depression, anxiety, and shame Why "blowing off steam" may make us feel worse, and the nature of healthy catharsis The difference between anger and aggression, shame and guilt, jealousy and envy Individual chapters for fully engaging with fear, anger, joy, jealousy, shame, grief, guilt, awe, and the full spectrum of our emotions There are no negative or unwholesome emotions—only negative or harmful things we do with them. Through real life examples, exercises, and an abundance of key insights, Masters provides a lucid guide for reclaiming our emotions, relating to them skillfully, and turning them into allies—to enrich and deepen our lives.
Category: Psychology

Intimacy

Author : Hanif Kureishi
ISBN : 0571276156
Genre : English fiction
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'It is the saddest night, for I am leaving and not coming back.'Jay is leaving his partner and their two sons. As the long night before his departure unfolds he remembers the ups and downs of his relationship with Susan. In an unforgettable, and often pitiless, reflection of their time together he analyses the agonies and the joys of trying to make a life with another person.
Category: English fiction

The Psychology Of Intimacy

Author : Karen J. Prager
ISBN : 1572302674
Genre : Psychology
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Incorporating the most up-to-date literature in sociology, psychoanalysis, psychology, and communication, this book provides an exhaustive synthesis of theoretical, empirical, and clinical research on personal relationships. Prager explores the complex interconnections between intimacy and individual development, examining relationships from intimacy to old age in their social, cultural, and gender contexts, and constructing an innovative, multi-tiered model of intimate relating. The book also delves into the thoughts and emotions people experience when they behave intimately with each other, and asks how intimate relationships come to be satisfying, stable and harmonious for the people involved. This book will be of interest to researchers, educators, students and practitioners who study or treat close relationships. It will also serve as an invaluable text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on personal relationships, intimacy, and family relations.
Category: Psychology

Intimacy

Author : Daniel Linder
ISBN : 9780980623796
Genre : Interpersonal relations
File Size : 63.10 MB
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TRUE LOVE IS ATTAINABLE!When you accept the premise that true love is essentially intimacy, you can begin learning and applying basic principles for creating intimate relationships. When it comes to attainability and sustainability, gaining some basic relationship knowledge and wisdom can be the difference between the search and discovery."Never before has the process of developing a healthy relationship from the point of initial contact been detailed, a map provided for one of the most important journeys of our lives: the intimacy journey.""Linder packs a huge amount of 'back to basics' information into relatively little space." Neil Kobrin, PhD.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Daniel Linder, MA, MFT has been practicing psycho-therapy for the past 25 years serving individuals, couples, families and groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the author of two previous books, To Relieve the Pain, Demystifying Addiction and Relational Recovery, Empowering the Transformation of Relationships as well as published numerous articles. Currently Linder conducts workshops, trainings and professional classes.
Category: Interpersonal relations

The Purchase Of Intimacy

Author : Viviana A. Zelizer
ISBN : 1400826756
Genre : Social Science
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In their personal lives, people consider it essential to separate economics and intimacy. We have, for example, a long-standing taboo against workplace romance, while we see marital love as different from prostitution because it is not a fundamentally financial exchange. In The Purchase of Intimacy, Viviana Zelizer mounts a provocative challenge to this view. Getting to the heart of one of life's greatest taboos, she shows how we all use economic activity to create, maintain, and renegotiate important ties--especially intimate ties--to other people. In everyday life, we invest intense effort and worry to strike the right balance. For example, when a wife's income equals or surpasses her husband's, how much more time should the man devote to household chores or child care? Sometimes legal disputes arise. Should the surviving partner in a same-sex relationship have received compensation for a partner's death as a result of 9/11? Through a host of compelling examples, Zelizer shows us why price is central to three key areas of intimacy: sexually tinged relations; health care by family members, friends, and professionals; and household economics. She draws both on research and materials ranging from reports on compensation to survivors of 9/11 victims to financial management Web sites and advice books for same-sex couples. From the bedroom to the courtroom, The Purchase of Intimacy opens a fascinating new window on the inner workings of the economic processes that pervade our private lives.
Category: Social Science

Guide To Intimacy

Author : Douglas Weiss
ISBN : 9780884199755
Genre : Religion
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Take your marriage from average to awesome in 100 days! Create the spiritual, emotional and physical closeness that you've been hungering for! Identify the roadblocks that keep you from experiencing exciting and satisfying intimate moments with your spouse. Intimacy doesn't need to be illusive! Its time to recognize intimacy for what it is-a loving and life-long process that requires commitment and practice. Realize that God is a true romantic and He definitely is interested in this issue. From Scripture, personal experience and research, Doug Weiss offers a 100-day practical plan that will energize your relationship and create a spiritual, emotional and physical closeness that you have hungered for in your marriage. You'll identify destructive emotional roadblocks the enemy uses to keep you from experiencing wild, abandoned, intimate moments with God and your spouse. Develop a marathon mentality for your relationship and take the next 100 days to fall in love all over again. Inside this book you'll discover: Three stages of sexuality How sexual history creates doubt The importance of owning sin Why to set boundaries in marital dating How to discuss your sexual desires How the internet threatens intimacy What to do with sexual addictions Practical steps to letting go of childhood traumas The healthiest gift you can give to your children
Category: Religion

Real Intimacy A Couples Guide To Healthy Genuine Sexuality

Author : Kristin B. Hodson
ISBN : 9781462110520
Genre : Religion
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Based on doctrinal principles and years of professional experience, counseling real people, this uplifting volume will teach you how to lovingly discuss your physical relationship with your spouse, identify false worldly ideas about sex, and reconcile your differing perspectives.
Category: Religion

Wired For Intimacy

Author : William M. Struthers
ISBN : 9781458765550
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Pornography is powerful. Our contemporary culture as been pornified, and it shapes our assumptions about identity, sexuality, the value of women and the nature of relationships. Countless Christian men struggle with the addictive power of porn. But common spiritual approaches of more prayer and accountability groups are often of limited help. In this book neuroscientist and researcher William Struthers explains how pornography affects the male brain and what we can do about it. Because we are embodied beings, viewing pornography changes how the brain works, how we form memories and make attachments. By better understanding the biological realities of our sexual development, we can cultivate healthier sexual perspectives and interpersonal relationships. Struthers exposes false assumptions and casts a vision for a redeemed masculinity, showing how our sexual longings can actually propel us toward sanctification and holiness in our bodies. With insights for both married and single men alike, this book offers hope for freedom from pornography.
Category: Health & Fitness

Intimacy On The Internet

Author : Lauren Rosewarne
ISBN : 9781317581420
Genre : Computers
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The focus of this book is on the media representations of the use of the Internet in seeking intimate connections—be it a committed relationship, a hook-up, or a community in which to dabble in fringe sexual practices. Popular culture (film, narrative television, the news media, and advertising) present two very distinct pictures of the use of the Internet as related to intimacy. From news reports about victims of online dating, to the presentation of the desperate and dateless, the perverts and the deviants, a distinct frame for the intimacy/Internet connection is negativity. In some examples however, a changing picture is emerging. The ubiquitousness of Internet use today has meant a slow increase in comparatively more positive representations of successful online romances in the news, resulting in more positive-spin advertising and a more even-handed presence of such liaisons in narrative television and film. Both the positive and the negative media representations are categorised and analysed in this book to explore what they reveal about the intersection of gender, sexuality, technology and the changing mores regarding intimacy.
Category: Computers