The loss of intimacy is one of the most difficulta "but also one of the most commona "factors in the destruction of any relationship. Recovering Intimacy in Love Relationships lays out practical, evidence-based guidelines on which clinicians can depend as they wade through the intense emotions and fragile bonds of couples in crisis. With care and sensitivity, the book's authors analyze the increasingly complex context in which the cycle of intimacy develops, wanes, and recovers. The chapters delve into diverse populations' attitudes toward intimacy and provide an entire section on cultural, gender and religious issues.
Clinicians looking for a research-based, practical take on the many facets of intimacy in the twenty-first century need look no further than this book.
Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD, ABPP is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University, University Park, Illinois and a Psychologist with the Wellness Clinic in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Jon is the author of 50 books, 150 articles and developed and produced over 250 commercial videotapes that feature the most prominent leaders in the field.
Len Sperry, MD, PhD is a Professor of Mental Health Counseling at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He has some 600 publications including 60 professional books. He is on the editoral board of the American Journal of Family Therapy, The Family Journal,and the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.
Together, Len and Jon have collaborated on several other books, including The Intimate Couple and The Disordered Couple