How to Increase True Openness in Your Relationship
By (author) Joel D. Block
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Naked Intimacy by Joel D. Block
Book DescriptionMoving from indifference to passion in love relationships each of us longs to be loved and accepted for the person we truly are. Love relationships, at their best, provide an opportunity to discover and nurture our authentic selves. Ironically, our need for validation - or fear of rejection - is often so strong that we become guarded from the most important person in our lives: our love partner. The soul-baring intimacy and willingness to know and be known that made the beginning of love so passionate and exciting is instead replaced with feelings of apprehension, loneliness, and alienation. We may wonder if it is possible to regain genuine connection. Written by a leading couples therapist, "Naked Intimacy" illuminates the true meaning of intimacy and shows us how to achieve and maintain it over the long term.Joel D. Block, Ph.D., a renowned psychologist with three decades of experience working with couples, examines the many factors that hold us back from real love. He offers concrete ways to overcome the fears that keep us from communicating honestly and staying emotionally connected with our partner, and he explains how to avoid wasting time and energy trying to change or 'fix' each other. Joel D. Block, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in treating couples, a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. A senior psychologist on the staff of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, he has written fourteen books and has appeared on several TV shows, including all of the national morning news shows. Dr. Block lives in Huntington, New York.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780071395182
(208mm x 137mm x 15mm)
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Joel D. Block
Sex Comes First, Paperback (May 2009)
There's a lot that gets in the way of a happy relationship - work, jealousy, and communication issues. However, one thing definitely brings a couple together: sex. The author teaches couples how to use sex to build and strengthen their relationship. He shows couples how to use sexual intimacy to conquer obstacles outside the bedroom.
Real Reasons Men Commit, Paperback (December 2008)
Helps readers learn how men really view commitment; what factors influence their decision to commit; the difference between cold feet and an intractable single-forever stance; which men are most likely to go the distance; and, strategies to persuade commitment-phobic men take the chance on love and marriage.
Broken Promises, Mended Hearts, Paperback (December 2001)» View all books by Joel D. Block
Offers couples and individuals a solution-oriented approach to restoring trust and repairing love relationships damaged by mistrust. This book contains case studies and self-diagnostic tests. It discusses issues such as: dealing with jealousy; overcoming feelings of inadequacy; and, saving the relationship after an affair.
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Author Biography - Joel D. Block
Joel D. Block, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is the author of 11 popular self-help books and numerous articles appearing in Parents, Modern Maturity, and other leading national publications.
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