Tag Archives: Intimate relationship

Knowing the Difference Between True Intimacy and the Fantasy Bond

true intimacyDo you know the difference between true intimacy and the fantasy bond? Many people confuse the fantasy bond with true intimacy. Although these two styles of relating may appear similar to outsiders looking in, they are indeed very different. Continue reading

Love or dependency

Written by Kristin Barton Cuthriell, M.Ed, MSW, LCSW

Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you. -Wayne Dyer

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Fear of Intimacy

What is intimacy?

Intimacy involves truly knowing another person and allowing the other person to truly know you.  An intimate relationship consists of understanding and trust; allowing yourself to be vulnerable without fear that what you share will be used against you.  Intimacy involves exposure; allowing the other person to see you after you have taken off the public mask that often hides your deepest insecurities. Continue reading