Intimacy is the ability to genuinely share your true self with another person and relate to the experience of closeness and connection. Fear of Intimacy is often a subconscious fear of closeness. This fear of intimacy appears in people’s closest and most meaningful relationships. I’ll show you what fear of intimacy is, where it comes from, and how to begin to overcome it. You might be surprised to learn some of your behaviors might be the result of this fear.
You might be thinking nothing comes before my children! Hey, I get it. Let’s face it, most of us would give up an arm if our kids needed it, right? But there is danger in making your children more important than your marriage. And if you, like my husband and I, spent your time putting your kids before your marriage for most of their lives, the habit might be even harder to break as they get older. One of the major breakdowns in intimacy is putting your marriage secondary to your kids. They grow up and you’re stuck in bad habits and so are your kids. I’ll give you some signs to look for and 4 ways to get back on track.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a love story. I don’t mean the made-up ones in books, tv, and movies. You know the one between two imperfect people who have mastered the dance of marriage through awareness and hard work. Juli and Dave Gold have experienced a Love Unimaginable after the demise of their first marriages. This is their story with practical tips on marriage.
This is part 2 of my interview with Alisa DiLorenzo, author of the Amazon best-selling book, The Six Pillars of Intimacy. Today we will cover the last 3 pillars of intimacy: spiritual, recreational, and sexual intimacy. In addition, we will talk about identifying the cracks in your pillars and how to begin repairing them.