The Intimacy Factor

The Intimacy Factor

The Ground Rules for Overcoming the Obstacles to Truth, Respect, and Lasting Love

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
The author counsels readers on how to end unhealthy relationships, drawing links between childhood conditions and problematic adult relationships while outlining her "boundary work" system on how to build self-esteem and attain intimacy.

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True intimacy and the spiritual gratification that comes from it is our birthright. Yet so many of us suffer from the inability to attain truth, respect, and lasting love in our relationships. Now, in her first book in over ten years, Pia Mellody -- author of the groundbreaking bestsellers Facing Codependence and Facing Love Addiction -- shares her wisdom on how to sustain true intimacy and trusting love in our most important relationships. Drawing from more than twenty years' experience as a counselor at the renowned Meadows Treatment Center in Arizona, Mellody writes about her current findings on what makes intimate relationships work -- and what makes them falter. Using the most up-to-date research and real-life examples, including her own compelling personal journey, Mellody provides us with profoundly insightful and practical guidelines for creating relationships that achieve and maintain joyous intimacy.

Learning how to communicate is at the heart of Mellody's work, and The Intimacy Factor teaches us the crucial language of talking and listening boundaries. Included are tried-and-true ground rules for com-municating with our partner without fear. By following Mellody's practical guidelines, we can put ourselves on the path to true intimacy -- a path that will lead us to our spiritual well-being. If we recover from the psychological damage that keeps us from intimacy, we will learn to experience renewed self-esteem, personal power, and faith, which give us the ability to have intimate relationships in the first place.

Ultimately, The Intimacy Factor will show us how sustaining healthy relation-ships can encourage spiritual principles in our lives and, in turn, cultivate our au-thentic self, freeing us to accept our own limitations and to be perfectly imperfect.



Baker
& Taylor

The best-selling author of Facing Codependence and Facing Love Addiction counsels readers on how to end unhealthy relationships, drawing links between childhood conditions and problematic adult relationships while outlining her "boundary work" system on how to build self-esteem and attain intimacy. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, c2003
ISBN: 9780060095772
0060095776
Branch Call Number: 158.2 Mel
Characteristics: xvi, 215 p
Additional Contributors: Freundlich, Lawrence S.

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