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The Fear of Intimacy

Intimacy can be scary for some of us. In a new relationship, a partner may feel frightful of getting closer; in a longtime union, a partner may feel he doesn’t know the person in bed with him. When questions of intimacy arise, some may catch themselves censoring their thoughts, feeling resentful and misunderstood, or operating on mind-numbing autopilot.
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Is Fear the New Normal?

By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP

7 reasons why people may be uncomfortable with emotional closeness.
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The Risk of Self-Disclosure

By David Ludden Ph.D.

And effective communication for enhancing intimacy.
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The Soul Mate Quest

By Gery Karantzas Ph.D.

Science can tell us whether it's a noble or misguided adventure.
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In It for the Long Haul

By Madeleine A. Fugère Ph.D.

Find out which factors help to determine whether your relationship will last.