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Naked intimacy : how to increase true openness in your relationship
Block, Joel D.
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Chicago : Contemporary Books, [2003]

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xvii, 203 pages ; 21 cm
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HQ734 .B656 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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One of America's foremost couples therapists offers expert advice on rekindling relationships through "naked intimacy"

Naked Intimacy is for everyone who yearns for an intimate relationship and wonders why it seems so elusive. It is for couples who are experiencing emptiness and loneliness in their relationships and dream of rediscovering the deep intimacy that existed in the early days of the relationships.

Joel D. Block, one of the founders of the modern self-help movement, entices the reader to take his or her clothes off emotionally with a love partner­­a daring and courageous act, to be sure, but one that ultimately brings new vitality and eroticism to a relationship. Based on interviews with more than 200 people whose experiences speak directly to readers, concerns about love, happiness, fulfillment, and sexuality, Naked Intimacy is an important work that challenges love partners to do what it takes to achieve even greater levels of intimacy in a relationship.

Author Notes

Joel D. Block, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist

Table of Contents

Author's Notep. ix
Introduction: How This Book Was Bornp. xi
1 The Many Faces of Deceptionp. 1
2 The Openness Scale: How Open Are You?p. 23
3 Our Family Legacyp. 37
4 Getting Personal: Feeling Talkp. 57
5 Challenging Your Vulnerabilityp. 79
6 Secrets: The Good, the Bad, and the Very Badp. 99
7 When Words Failp. 119
8 Fighting for Intimacyp. 137
9 The Emotional Conferencep. 155
10 Beyond Words: Sex and Intimacyp. 173
Afterwordp. 193
Bibliographyp. 197
Indexp. 199