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Best 7 Emotional Intimacy Books

Emotional Intimacy Book

The following are some of the best emotional intimacy books to help you improve your relationships.

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Emotional Intimacy Books

1. Emotional Intimacy

By Robert Augustus Masters Ph.D.

With Emotional Intimacy, this respected therapist and author invites us to explore:
• How to deepen our emotional literacy and become intimate with all our emotions
• The nature of emotional disconnection and what to do about it
• How to identify our emotions, fully experience them, and skillfully express them
• Illuminating, resolving, and healing old emotional wounds
• Gender differences in emotional intimacy and expression
• Steps for bringing greater emotional intimacy and depth into our relationships
• In-depth guidance for those facing depression, anxiety, and shame
• Why “blowing off steam” may make us feel worse, and the nature of healthy catharsis
• The difference between anger and aggression, shame and guilt, jealousy and envy
• Individual chapters for fully engaging with fear, anger, joy, jealousy, shame, grief, guilt, awe, and the full spectrum of our emotions

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2. The Seven Levels of Intimacy

By Matthew Kelly

With profound insight and the use of powerful, everyday examples, Matthew Kelly explains how we can nurture intimacy in our relationships. The Seven Levels of Intimacy redefines how we view our interactions with others. This new understanding leads us to successfully create the strong connections, deep joy, and lasting bonds that we all long for.

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3. Emotional and Sexual Intimacy in Marriage

By Marcus Kusi, Ashley Kusi

In this book, you will learn how to:

1. Connect or reconnect with your spouse so that you can rekindle your marriage, without breaking your budget.
2. Overcome emotional, physical, and sexual intimacy issues like mismatched sexual desires in the bedroom.
3. Communicate your feelings with courage, even when you are hurt, frustrated or angry.
4. Create a safe haven so you can be vulnerable with each other without feeling judged.
5. Deal with anxiety about intimacy for yourself or your spouse.

6. The 5 simple things we do every day that has been proven to strengthen intimacy in many marriages; even if you don’t have much time.
7. More than 52 conversation starters for deeper conversations, building trust, intellectual and emotional intimacy.
8. The different forms of intimacy every couple needs to know so you can build that intimate connection you both desire.
9. Over 69 simple, yet effective ways to rekindle intimacy, romance, and the passion you once had.

Plus, the 30-day and 12-month intimacy challenge for couples; which is about practicing intimacy in your marriage every single day.

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4. Struggle for Intimacy

By Janet Geringer Woititz

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.

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5. The Flight from Intimacy

By Janae B. Weinhold Ph.D., Barry K. Weinhold Ph.D.

The Flight from Intimacy shows readers how to recognize and cope with counter-dependent people. And if you recognize yourself in the description above, this book will help you learn how to change. It teaches readers how to use committed relationships to heal childhood wounds and provides proven ways to use conflicts as opportunities for creating intimate, partnership relationships.

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6. Emotional Safety

By Alex A Avila

Written by a licensed professional counselor and relationship expert, this groundbreaking examination of relationships will help us all become emotionally, relationally and mentally healthy while staying true to who we are.

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7. Stop Running from Love

By Dusty Miller EdD

If you want to stop running from love in your life, this book offers a simple, step-by-step approach you can use to move beyond your fear of intimacy and start building strong and lasting relationships. The exercises and self-evaluations in the book will help you become aware of how you operate in romantic relationships. You’ll review and reassess your relationship patterns, deciding what changes you want to make in future relationships. Then you’ll commit to actions that can make it happen.

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