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Sex Addiction Recovery: Embrace Your Darkness

“Strangely enough we strengthen love in ourselves when we raise into consciousness the shadow side of our lives. Conversely, when we keep negative feelings out of sight, they smother the love that seems to lie deeper and closer to the … Continue reading

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Love Avoidant Strategies in Intimacy Anorexia: Money Control

Intimacy anorexia is a form of love avoidance in which the anorexic systematically deprives his or her spouse of emotional, spiritual, and/or sexual intimacy. The end result for the receiving partner is emotional starvation and intimacy deprivation. Controlling the purse … Continue reading

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Love Avoidant Strategies in Intimacy Anorexia: The Silent Treatment

Intimacy anorexia is a term coined by sexual addiction recovery expert Doug Weiss to describe the active withholding of emotional, sexual and/or spiritual intimacy in the recovering couples he worked with. It is my belief that intimacy anorexia is particularly … Continue reading

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Love Avoidant Strategies in Intimacy Anorexia: The Blame Game

Does your mate hear even minor feedback as if it’s an attack? And respond by going on the full out attack of you? Does he block your efforts to discuss relationship problems by blame shifting? Do you walk away not … Continue reading

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Love Avoidant Strategies in Intimacy Anorexia: Feeling Lock Down

Hard to remember the last time your mate voluntarily shared feelings with you? Or genuinely seemed to care about yours? Pay an emotional price after sharing your feelings or seem like you’re not really allowed to have them to begin … Continue reading

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Love Avoidant Strategies in Intimacy Anorexia: Criticism

Intimacy anorexics are black belts in avoiding love connections with their primary partners. As such, I view intimacy anorexia as a particularly pernicious form of love avoidance that involves the intentional use of distancing strategies that sabotage the emotional, spiritual … Continue reading

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Are You Married and Alone on Valentine’s Day? Living with Intimacy Anorexia

Women the world over look forward to Valentine’s Day as the opportunity to celebrate their most intimate relationship, a day when they can expect to feel cherished and appreciated, a day that reminds them that romance is still alive. However, … Continue reading

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Is Intimacy Anorexia the Hidden Sniper in Your Marriage?

What’s the emotional climate of your relationship? Are you starved for affection? Hungry for connection? Wondering how you ended up married but alone? If you’re feeling intimacy deprived, then intimacy anorexia may be the hidden culprit. Intimacy anorexia is a … Continue reading

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