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The Flight from Intimacy : Healing Your Relationship of Counter-dependence - the Other Side of Co-dependency - Barry K. Weinhold

The Flight from Intimacy

Healing Your Relationship of Counter-dependence - the Other Side of Co-dependency


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Do you know someone who...

— Has trouble being close to others?
— Has a strong need to be right – all the time?
— Acts self-centered and egotistical?
— Never asks for help?
— Expects perfection in self and others?
— Seldom appears vulnerable or weak?
— Has difficulty relaxing?

If so, this person may suffer from counter-dependency, the little-known flip side of co-dependency. The Flight from Intimacy, by psychologists Janae and Barry Weinhold, reveals counter-dependency as the major barrier to creating intimate relationships. People with counter-dependent behaviors appear strong, secure, and successful on the outside, while on the inside they feel weak, fearful, insecure, and needy. They function well in the world of business but often struggle in intimate relationships. Being in a relationship with this kind of person can be extremely frustrating.

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.

We need this book to fill a gap in our understanding of co-dependency. The Weinholds are experts in this field. I recommend their work as having the highest integrity. This is a crucial addition to the literature on co-dependency. John Bradshaw, from the foreword"

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Flight from Intimacy
Counter-dependency: The Other Side of Co-dependencyp. 19
Understanding the Counter-dependent Stage of Developmentp. 49
Getting Stuck in Counter-dependencyp. 65
The Disease Model of Relationshipsp. 89
The Counter-dependent Culturep. 111
Pathways to Intimacy
The Elements of Breaking Freep. 137
Empathy: A Path to Intimacyp. 155
Boundary Settingp. 169
Me and My Shadow: Reclaiming Projectionsp. 187
Self-parenting: Healing Your Inner Childp. 199
Conflict and Intimacyp. 217
Pillow Talk: Sexual Communicationp. 237
Beyond Counter-Dependency: Pathways to Partnership
Creating Partnership Relationshipsp. 259
Creating the Partnership Societyp. 287
How We Created a Partnership Relationshipp. 305
Acknowledgmentsp. 321
Notesp. 323
Bibliographyp. 329
Indexp. 333
About the Authorsp. 341
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ISBN: 9781577316053
ISBN-10: 1577316053
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 1st January 2008
Publisher: New World Library
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.4