The Intimacy Factor: The Ground Rules for Overcoming the Obstacles to Truth, Respect, and Lasting Love (Paperback)
In her first book in over 10 years, Pia Mellody—author of the groundbreaking bestsellers Facing Codependence and Facing Love Addiction—shares her profound wisdom on what it takes to sustain true intimacy and trusting love in our most vital relationships.
Drawing on more than 20 years' experience as a counsellor at the renowned Meadows Treatment Centre in Arizona, Mellody now shares what she has learned about why intimate relationships falter—and what makes them work. Using the most up–to–date research and real–life examples, including her own compelling personal journey, Mellody provides readers with profoundly insightful and practical ground rules for relationships that achieve and maintain joyous intimacy.
This invaluable resource helps diagnose the causes of faulty relationships—many of them rooted in childhood—and provides tools for readers to heal themselves, enabling them to establish and maintain healthy relationships.
Pia Mellody is an internationally renowned lecturer on the childhood origins of emotional dysfunc-tion. Her recovery work-shops have benefited people all over the world and her bestselling books have been translated into many languages. She is a member of the faculty at The Meadows Treatment Center, a residential center for victims of trauma, emotional abuse, and addictions, in Wickenburg, Arizona.
Lawrence S. Freundlich has spent more than thirty years as a book publisher and editor. He is the coauthor of Blue Dog and founder of the New York media con-sultant firm Freundlich Communications.
“A splendid example of her pioneering and cutting edge work....This book can change your life.” — John Bradshaw, author of the #1 New York Times bestellers Homecoming and Creating Love
“With vast experience and insight, Pia Mellody continues to bring to her reader an empowering experience.” — --Claudia Black, Ph.D. author of It Will Never Happen To Me
“...a wonderful book....very useful to those starting recovery to see the purpose of the language of boundaries.” — --Patrick Carnes, PhD, CAS, author of Out of the Shadows and Don't Call It Love
“[Mellody] details here how to erect healthy...boundaries that will foster rather than hamper intimacy and boost self-esteem. — Publishers Weekly