Do you want to be completely open with loved ones but have a fear of intimacy that gives control to someone else?
Do you find yourself censoring what you say and how you say it?
Are you wondering what your loved ones really think and feel because you believe they are hiding things or pretending?
Intimacy is more than just physical closeness or nearness. It is more than just saying everything and anything that enters your head.
For intimacy to be meaningful, there has to be
- a willingness to share all parts of you including those parts you don’t like
- a trust that it will be accepted, respected and tolerated
- an expectation that it will be reciprocated
Psychotherapy can help you and your loved one to develop a comfort with intimacy by
Benefit: you don’t have to guess or read incorrectly. There are fewer misunderstandings.
Neither of you sit on hurt feelings for days that in turn interfere with intimacy.
2. Offering you a selection of questions that you can ask of your partner to find out more about their current mood and needs in a loving way.
Benefit: your partner feels you are genuinely interested rather than trying to catch them in a lie, trip them up or rake up the past. Guards are down and intimacy thrives.
3. Lessening fears about losing autonomy and control over your thoughts and feelings when you become intimate.
Benefit: you maintain flexible but sound boundaries that protects the privacy you need while allowing you to manage the flow of connection at a pace that suits you.
Benefit: you enjoy all aspects of intimacy equally without fear of intrusion, or coercion. You don’t have to yo-yo from too close to distant and get stuck in the exhausting dance of extremes.
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