Shifting from Intimacy

 Roads That Move Away from Intimacy

All of us yearn for close loving relationships, but when a deeper commitment is demanded, we often retreat from self-disclosure by developing negative patterns that avoid intimacy.

  • aloofness (“I don’t care” attitude)
  • anger
  • apathy
  • busyness
  • defensiveness
  • depression
  • dishonesty
  • distrust
  • faultfinding
  • frequent absence
  • guilt
  • restlessness
  • sarcasm
  • sending mixed messages
  • substituting sex for intimacy
  • workaholism

Intimacy: Learning the Language of Love.

June Hunt

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