Struggle for Intimacy

Struggle for Intimacy Author Janet G. Woititz
ISBN-10 9780757393426
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher Health Communications, Inc.
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Janet Woititz, mother of the recovery movement, sensitively addresses the barriers of trust and intimacy that children learn in an alcoholic family. She provides suggestions for building loving relationships with friends, partners, and spouses.

False Intimacy

False Intimacy Author Harry W. Schaumburg
ISBN-10 1576830284
Year 1997
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Navpress Publishing Group
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Biblical healing from sexual addiction with hope and compassion.

Children of Alcoholism

Children of Alcoholism Author Barbara L. Wood
ISBN-10 9780814795019
Year 1987-10-01
Pages 182
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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In this sensitive and richly rewarding book Barbara L. Wood, a clinician with many years' experience working with adult children of the chemically dependent, gives clinicians informed and practical advice on how to treat the damaged self of these individuals. She offers strategies for intervention, along with step-by-step principles that tell the therapist how best to create an environment to help patients.

Wrestling with Love

Wrestling with Love Author Samuel Osherson
ISBN-10 0449908267
Year 1993
Pages 387
Language en
Publisher Fawcett
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The author of Finding Our Fathers reveals how men in our culture struggle to achieve intimacy in their relationships, even as strong messages about masculinity demand that they hide their desire for attachments. Osherson looks at how this ambivalence undercuts men at every stage of their lives.

Wired for Intimacy

Wired for Intimacy Author William M. Struthers
ISBN-10 9781458765550
Year 2010-02
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
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Pornography is powerful. Our contemporary culture as been pornified, and it shapes our assumptions about identity, sexuality, the value of women and the nature of relationships. Countless Christian men struggle with the addictive power of porn. But common spiritual approaches of more prayer and accountability groups are often of limited help. In this book neuroscientist and researcher William Struthers explains how pornography affects the male brain and what we can do about it. Because we are embodied beings, viewing pornography changes how the brain works, how we form memories and make attachments. By better understanding the biological realities of our sexual development, we can cultivate healthier sexual perspectives and interpersonal relationships. Struthers exposes false assumptions and casts a vision for a redeemed masculinity, showing how our sexual longings can actually propel us toward sanctification and holiness in our bodies. With insights for both married and single men alike, this book offers hope for freedom from pornography.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adult Children of Alcoholics Author Janet G. Woititz
ISBN-10 9780757393419
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 135
Language en
Publisher Health Communications, Inc.
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In the 1980's, Janet Woititz broke new ground in our understanding of what it is to be an Adult Child of an Alcoholic. In this updated edition of her bestseller she re-examines the movement and its inclusion of Adult Children from various dysfunctional family backgrounds who share the same characteristics.

Insights to Intimacy

Insights to Intimacy Author Christian Pankhurst
ISBN-10 9082546604
Year 2016-05-13
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher
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It ends with you... Right now, you can take action to end the passing down of undigested generational pain, shame & intimacy sabotage that is perpetuating unnecessary suffering and emotional illiteracy. So much of your intimacy and relationship health is determined by the modelling of those that came before you. As children you took mental and emotional pictures as you witnessed your parents, your family and your culture do their best to manage their pain. Through persistent observation, you began to inherit what a 'normal' relationship looks like. But most of us were not given a good example. Many of us witnessed or directly experienced shaming, blaming, abuse, neglect, manipulation and games. Unwittingly, and without knowing any better, you took on some of your parents strategies for dealing with pain and began to inherit the same dynamics that are now interfering with your own capacity to experience the freedom, joy and intimacy you deserve. But, worst of all, if left unattended we will pass our inherited wounding down the line to our children and perpetuate the suffering that we, and those that came before us, have endured. But it doesn't have to be that way. In my book, Insights To Intimacy - 'Why Relationships Fail & How To Make Them Work' I show you how to heal yourself and your family through the sacred union of conscious heart intelligent relationship. I'll show you through clear step by step instructions how you can 'track' your intimacy blocks and communicate with your partner in a new way so that your 'relational operating system' gets a massive upgrade! This is not a book of theory and untested hypothesis. The wisdom shared comes from over a decade of real-life testing with thousands of couples and groups from cultures all over the world. Don't wait till things get worse... Learn the skills to become Heart Intelligent today and become a healthy role model for a new generation of emotionally literate individuals. Claim Your FREE Companion Course Included with your book purchase is a free online companion course that you can claim immediately after you order. This course offers additional video demonstrations bringing the practices I'll be showing you to life, so you can follow along and deepen your understanding. "If you're not experiencing the relationship you crave, it's not your fault. Most of us grew up without ideal relationship models to learn from, and you certainly weren't taught these skills in school. This is your opportunity to change course and begin shifting the habits and patterns that have long stood between you and real love. Are you ready to end the struggle? Let's begin."

The Dilemmas of Intimacy

The Dilemmas of Intimacy Author Karen J Prager
ISBN-10 9781135068349
Year 2013-07-24
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Grounded in the cognitive-behavioral approach, The Dilemmas of Intimacy focuses exclusively on understanding, assessing, and treating common problems with intimacy. Intimacy offers both risks and rewards, which create three dilemmas that every couple must negotiate: joy vs. protection from hurt, I vs. we, and past vs. present. These dilemmas offer readers a window into the treatment of intimacy problems, and help them to structure formulations, treatment goals, and therapeutic strategies. Unique to this book is the author’s “Intimacy Signature,” which is a comprehensive system for assessing couples’ intimacy issues, and offers a four-step formula for translating assessment data into therapeutic strategies. Along with the book, readers will have access to a web resource page that includes the Intimacy Signature assessment: therapist worksheets (that help match presenting problems to probable intimacy dilemmas), checklists of strengths and areas of vulnerability to assist the clinician in making a prognosis, a client take-home packet, and therapist tools for intervention (including therapist-client dialogues).

Daughters of Divorce

Daughters of Divorce Author Terry Gaspard
ISBN-10 9781492620662
Year 2016-01-19
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Restore your faith in love and build healthy, successful relationships with this essential guide for every woman haunted by her parents' divorce. Over 40 percent of Americans ages eighteen to forty are children of divorce. Yet women with divorced parents are more than twice as likely than men to get divorced themselves and struggle in romantic relationships. In this powerful, uplifting guide, mother-daughter team Terry and Tracy draws on thirty years of clinical practice and interviews with over 320 daughters of divorce to help you recognize and overcome the unique emotional issues that parental separation creates so you can build the happy, long-lasting relationships you deserve. Learn how to: • Examine your parents' breakup from an adult perspective • Heal the wounds of the past • Recognize destructive dynamics in intimate relationships and take steps to change them • Trust yourself and others by embracing vulnerability • Create strong partnerships with their proven Seven Steps to a Successful Relationship • Break the divorce legacy once and for all!

Intimate Relationships

Intimate Relationships Author Wendell Ricketts
ISBN-10 0866567127
Year 1987
Pages 140
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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Experts present insightful perspectives on the social worker's role in the counseling of clients who have problems with love. As the social work profession recognizes that love and intimacy are essential ingredients of individual and collective social functioning, efforts are underway to legitimize the study of the complexities, problems, and characteristics of intimate human relationships. This book examines the dynamics of different kinds of love—love of self, love toward others, and love between client and therapist. Other topics include romantic love “scripts” and their influence on people's relationships, sex-role conditioning, special concerns of adolescents, the elderly, and gay men and lesbians.

Leaving the Enchanted Forest

Leaving the Enchanted Forest Author Stephanie S. Covington
ISBN-10 9780062043740
Year 2010-10-26
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Advice and step-by-step guidelines for those seeking to recover from addictive relationships.

Loving

Loving Author Sheryll Cashin
ISBN-10 9780807058275
Year 2017-05-24
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press
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How interracial love and marriage changed history, and may soon alter the landscape of American politics. Loving beyond boundaries is a radical act that is changing America. When Mildred and Richard Loving wed in 1958, they were ripped from their shared bed and taken to court. Their crime: miscegenation, punished by exile from their home state of Virginia. The resulting landmark decision of Loving v. Virginia ended bans on interracial marriage and remains a signature case--the first to use the words "White Supremacy" to describe such racism. Drawing from the earliest chapters in U.S. history, legal scholar Sheryll Cashin reveals the enduring legacy of America's original sin, tracing how we transformed from a country without an entrenched construction of race to a nation where one drop of non-white blood merited exclusion from full citizenship. In vivid detail, she illustrates how the idea of whiteness was created by the planter class of yesterday, and is reinforced by today's power-hungry dog-whistlers to divide struggling whites and people of color, ensuring plutocracy and undermining the common good. Cashin argues that over the course of the last four centuries there have always been "ardent integrators" who are now contributing to the emergence of a class of "culturally dexterous" Americans. In the fifty years since the Lovings won their case, approval for interracial marriage rose from 4% to 87%. Cashin speculates that rising rates of interracial intimacy--including cross-racial adoption, romance and friendship--combined with immigration, demographic and generational change will create an ascendant coalition of culturally dexterous whites and people of color. Loving is both a history of white supremacy and a hopeful treatise on the future of race relations in America, challenging the notion that trickle-down progressive politics is our only hope for a more inclusive society. Accessible and sharp, Cashin reanimates the possibility of a future where interracial understanding serves as a catalyst of a social revolution ending not in artificial color blindness, but a culture where acceptance and difference are celebrated.

The Work life Collision

The Work life Collision Author Barbara Pocock
ISBN-10 1862874751
Year 2003-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Federation Press
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Longer working hours, insecure jobs, child care, declining birth rates, parental leave, the 'mummy track', the success or failure of feminism - the levels of passion, vitriol, despair and guilt these subjects engender attest to the importance Australians place on them, and rightly so. Their effects go beyond how we feel: they affect vital economic and demographic trends. The Work/Life Collision, grounded in thorough quantitative and qualitative research, analyses how these factors affect each other, in particular the collision of work and care and its implications for how we live. Pocock demonstrates how the existing 'work/care' regime that shapes how we live and work has high social costs - for mothers, fathers, families and those who want to be both workers and carers. She weighs the hidden costs of how we live and work now - costs that can be measured in bedrooms, kitchens, workplaces and streetscapes - and in our declining birth rate and embedded gender inequality. The Work/Life Collision goes further than just explaining our growing anxiety about quality of life, despite the evidence of unmatched material wealth. Pocock proposes ways in which a new 'work/care' regime can be built, through: the redistribution of working hours the rehabilitation of degraded and insecure part-time jobs a new system of leave from paid work, and better support for mothers, fathers and all kinds of dependants. She guides us through the real experiences of Australian households and points to a uniquely Australian solution to a fairer world.