Filename: intimacy.pdf
ISBN: 1429907665
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Number of pages: 192
Author: Osho
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Download and read online Intimacy in PDF and EPUB "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.

The Psychology of Intimacy

Filename: the-psychology-of-intimacy.pdf
ISBN: 1572302674
Release Date: 1997-10-01
Number of pages: 367
Author: Karen J. Prager
Publisher: Guilford Press

Download and read online The Psychology of Intimacy in PDF and EPUB 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.

Privacy Intimacy and Isolation

Filename: privacy-intimacy-and-isolation.pdf
ISBN: 9780195104608
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 157
Author: Julie C. Inness
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Download and read online Privacy Intimacy and Isolation in PDF and EPUB Privacy is a puzzling concept. From the backyard to the bedroom, everyday life gives rise to an abundance of privacy claims. In the legal sphere, privacy is invoked with respect to issues including abortion, marriage, and sexuality. Yet privacy is surrounded by a mire of theoretical debate. Certain philosophers argue that privacy is neither conceptually nor morally distinct from other interests, while numerous legal scholars point to the apparently disparate interests involved in constitutional and tort privacy law. By arguing that intimacy is the core of privacy, including privacy law, Inness undermines privacy skepticism, providing a strong theoretical foundation for many of our everyday and legal privacy claims, including the controversial constitutional right to privacy.


Filename: intimacy.pdf
ISBN: 0890816263
Release Date: 1984
Number of pages: 201
Author: Terry Hershey
Publisher: Harvest House Pub

Download and read online Intimacy in PDF and EPUB

The Dance of Intimacy

Filename: the-dance-of-intimacy.pdf
ISBN: 0061741078
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Number of pages: 272
Author: Harriet Lerner
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online The Dance of Intimacy in PDF and EPUB In The Dance of Intimacy, the bestselling author of The Dance of Anger outlines the steps to take so that good relationships can be strengthened and difficult ones can be healed. Taking a careful look at those relationships where intimacy is most challenged--by distance, intensity, or pain--she teaches us about the specific changes we can make to achieve a more solid sense of self and a more intimate connectedness with others. Combining clear advice with vivid case examples, Dr. Lerner offers us the most solid, helpful book on intimate relationships that both women and men may ever encounter.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Intimacy

Filename: the-complete-idiot-s-guide-to-intimacy.pdf
ISBN: 9781440625879
Release Date: 2005-09-06
Number of pages: 336
Author: Dr. Paul Coleman
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Complete Idiot s Guide to Intimacy in PDF and EPUB 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


Filename: intimacy.pdf
ISBN: 0745615740
Release Date: 1998-02-04
Number of pages: 209
Author: Lynn Jamieson
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Download and read online Intimacy in PDF and EPUB Contemporary debates about the breakdown of the family, the changing role of mothers and fathers, the fragility of couple relationships and the significance of friends are discussed through the historical analysis of ideologies and discourses concerning the family, sexuality and personal life.

Regulating Sex

Filename: regulating-sex.pdf
ISBN: 041594869X
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 313
Author: Elizabeth Bernstein
Publisher: Psychology Press

Download and read online Regulating Sex in PDF and EPUB Regulating Sex is an anthology that presents debates over the role of the state in constructing and controlling erotic practice, intimacy, and identity. The purpose of this edited volume is to address sexual dilemmas in law and the state in substantive areas such as same-sex domestic partnerships, sexual economies, and childhood sexuality via a series of spirited dialogues between socio-legal scholars from diverse disciplinary, national, and political perspectives.


Filename: intimacy.pdf
ISBN: 0800791363
Release Date: 1988
Number of pages: 194
Author: Robert Louis McDonald
Publisher: Chosen Books.

Download and read online Intimacy in PDF and EPUB God has created each of us with a need to love and be loved, to know and be known by others. Intimacy will guide you in enjoying the fulfillment of closer relationships with your family, your friends, and your heavenly Father.


Filename: intimacy.pdf
ISBN: 9780571268061
Release Date: 2010-11-25
Number of pages: 128
Author: Hanif Kureishi
Publisher: Faber & Faber

Download and read online Intimacy in PDF and EPUB '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.

The Illusion of Intimacy

Filename: the-illusion-of-intimacy.pdf
ISBN: 9780313399510
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 154
Author: John C. Bridges
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online The Illusion of Intimacy in PDF and EPUB This book examines online dating from the "inside," using in-depth interviews with dating website members to reveal—and keenly analyze—what relationships and romance in the 21st century are really like.

Sexual Intimacy in Marriage

Filename: sexual-intimacy-in-marriage.pdf
ISBN: 082542366X
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 272
Author: William Cutrer
Publisher: Kregel Publications

Download and read online Sexual Intimacy in Marriage in PDF and EPUB In a humorous and caring manner, Dr. Bill Cutrer provides medically and spiritually competent advice to the most common questions that couples would like to ask but often don't. This is not just another technical manual that leaves out the personal dimensions of sexuality.

Intimacy and Alienation

Filename: intimacy-and-alienation.pdf
ISBN: 9781136531835
Release Date: 2013-10-28
Number of pages: 228
Author: Arthur G. Neal
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Intimacy and Alienation in PDF and EPUB First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Purchase of Intimacy

Filename: the-purchase-of-intimacy.pdf
ISBN: 1400826756
Release Date: 2009-02-09
Number of pages: 368
Author: Viviana A. Zelizer
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online The Purchase of Intimacy in PDF and EPUB 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.

Guide to Intimacy

Filename: guide-to-intimacy.pdf
ISBN: 9780884199755
Release Date: 2003-01
Number of pages: 352
Author: Douglas Weiss
Publisher: Siloam Press

Download and read online Guide to Intimacy in PDF and EPUB 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