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Emotional Intimacy

Nobody Really Wants Intimacy

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Contrary to what some may think, intimacy is far more than just sex. Sex is just a mere expression of physical intimacy. But there's also intimacy on an emotional level.

8 Big Relationship Dos and Don'ts

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Different partners draw out of us different emotions -- some we didn't even know we had -- and sustaining a relationship becomes tedious from both ends. But we must ensure that at least we're doing our part. So how do we navigate it through it all and improve the quality of our love?

5 Secrets Of Extraordinary Couples

Valerie Kolick, MA | Posted 04.06.2016 | Weddings
Valerie Kolick, MA

Solid couples adorn themselves, their family members and each other with kindness -- leaving little room for resentment and negativity. They add more positive interactions throughout the day and support one another through gratitude, admiration and laughter!

5 Ways To Get More Intimacy In Your Relationships

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2016 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Emotional intimacy is likely the most important ingredient in long-term fulfillment. In fact, after using data from the longest longitudinal study in...

The Surprising Story of Getting the Sh*ts on a Sex Retreat

Sarah Moore | Posted 06.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Moore

Sex is fun. The sh*ts, not so much. So, here we are, my husband and I, in this fantastic five-star jungle resort in Bali, ready to learn everything ...

Closeness Is Closer Than You Think

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2015 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Here are five steps to take to get more comfortable being yourself with others and deepening your relationships -- family, romantic, social and even professional.

What I REALLY Wanted In The Bedroom After Decades Of Casual Sex

Ken Solin | Posted 10.04.2014 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I know a few boomer women who have given up sex. Their primary reason is that they're not in relationships and they're not interested in casual sex. While most of these women would like to become sexual again, they prefer to wait for the in-love version.

Trance of 'Unreal Other'

Tara Brach | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The truth is: Without a genuine willingness to let in the suffering of others, our spiritual practice remains empty.

Reaching Out for Compassion

Tara Brach | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

At a weekend workshop I led, one of the participants, Marian, shared her story about the shame and guilt that had tortured her. Marian's daughter Chri...

Decide on Love

Tara Brach | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Jeff was convinced he'd fallen out of love with his wife, Arlene, and that nothing could salvage their 26-year marriage. He wanted relief from the opp...

Are You Vulnerable To An Emotional Affair? Take This Test To Find Out

Pamela Dussault | Posted 03.18.2014 | Divorce
Pamela Dussault

If you answered "No" to any of the odd-numbered questions (1,3,5,7) you are highly susceptible to having an emotional affair.

Intimacy: One Woman's Search for the Relationship Holy Grail

Jennifer Nagy | Posted 11.19.2013 | Women
Jennifer Nagy

A funny thing happened. It was a classic "boy meets girl" scenario, but with a unique twist: the boy in this scenario was moving to London, England in just over two weeks.

Emotional Intimacy: It Doesn't Just Come Naturally

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The less frustrated and disappointed we feel, the less likely it is that our attempts to create shared emotional closeness will be experienced as criticism by our partner, and consequently, the less likely it will be that they will respond defensively to us.

10 Factors That Promote Intimacy

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Relationships and people require intimacy in order to thrive. When we make the effort to give attention to bringing the conditions into our relationship that encourage and promote intimacy, it's not only our relationships that benefit but our lives in general.

The #1 Thing Everyone Wants In Bed

Posted 06.27.2013 | Weddings

Though couples may disagree about various aspects of their sex lives (for example, frequency and sexual fantasies) new research reveals one thing pret...

7 Reasons Why Connection With Self and Others Is So Important

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Not experiencing loving connection as a child can lead to feeling a deep yearning in adulthood. Unfortunately, trying to get this connection from others, rather than learning to connect with ourselves and others, can lead to many personal and relationship problems.

Mars Bars

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 03.05.2012 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Many men are in a dehumanizing trap that is comparable, in a sense, to the "problem that has no name" identified in The Feminine Mystique. We applaud Michael Addis for taking one small step toward bringing the men of Mars back to Earth.

Healing Your Fear Of Emotional Intimacy

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We all desire that deeply fulfilling experience of emotional intimacy, yet many people have two fears in the way of intimacy. Here's what these fears are and how to heal them.