The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Intimacy

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Intimacy, by Dr. Paul Coleman. (2005)

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The comprehensive guide to getting close?and closer ?

Renowned psychologist Dr. Paul Coleman gives readers a step-by-step, clear path to improving their relationships by helping them identify intimacy problems, understand key differences between men and women, change perceptions, overcome arguments, and effectively communicate. He also covers sexual intimacy and affection issues, including intimacy during stressful times, transitions, and as relationships progress. This book is a beacon for those looking to solve their struggles with intimacy.
-Tools and exercises for both physical and emotional intimacy
-Self-assessment tests and exercises to help pinpoint issues
-For couples, singles, and families, men and women
-Coleman is an expert with an active practice and specialty in intimacy issues who?s made appearances on Oprah, Today, and Geraldo

Becoming Attached: 1st Relationships How They Shape Our Capacity to Love

Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love, by Robert Karen (clinical psychologist), Reprint Edition. Oxford University Press (1998)

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The struggle to understand the infant-parent bond ranks as one of the great quests of modern psychology, one that touches us deeply because it holds so many clues to how we become who we are. How are our personalities formed? How do our early struggles with our parents reappear in the way we relate to others as adults? Why do we repeat with our own children–seemingly against our will–the very behaviors we most disliked about our parents? In Becoming Attached, psychologist and noted journalist Robert Karen offers fresh insight into some of the most fundamental and fascinating questions of emotional life. The infant is in many ways a great mystery to us. Every one of us has been one; many of us have lived with or raised them. Becoming Attached is not just a voyage of discovery in child emotional development and its pertinence to adult life but a voyage of personal discovery as well, for it is impossible to read this book without reflecting on one’s own life as a child, a parent, and an intimate partner in love or marriage.

Relationship Quiz

Relationship Quiz

By Julienne B. Derichs, LCPC, is a Couples Counselor, writer, and adjunct faculty at National – Louis University.

The quiz was developed by Julienne Derichs, expert couples counselor. The Relationship Checkup is a list of 11 points that will help you evaluate your relationship. These points are based on research completed separately by psychologists Judith Wallerstein and John Gottman.