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Emotional Intimacy

Trance of 'Unreal Other'

Tara Brach | Posted 06.03.2014 | 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.