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- ISBN: 9781577316053 | 1577316053
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/28/2008
Do you know someone who has trouble being close to others? Acts self-centered and egotistical? Never asks for help, even when needed? Has to look good at all times? Works long hours but never gets finished? Expects perfection in self and others? Is seldom vulnerable or weak? Has difficulty relaxing? If so, this person may suffer from counterdependence, the little-known flipside of the common psychological pathology of codependence. The Flight from Intimacy reveals counterdependency as the major barrier in creating intimate relationships. People with counterdependent behaviors appear strong, secure and successful on the outside, while on the inside they are weak, fearful, insecure and needy. They function well in the world of business but are often failures in the world of intimate relationships. Being in a relationship with this kind of person can be extremely frustrating and even dangerous. The Flight From Intimacy shows readers how to recognize and deal with these people. And if you recognize yourself in the list above, this book will also help you learn how to change. It will teach you how to use your committed relationships to heal your wounds from childhood. The book provides you with proven ways to use your conflicts as opportunities for creating intimate, partnership relationships.