The Intimacy Factor: The Ground Rules for Overcoming the Obstacles to Truth, Respect, and Lasting Love (Hardcover)

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A new book on intimacy and relationships from the bestselling author of Facing Codependence and Facing Love Addiction.

Pia Mellody's previous books showed the fruits of her groundbreaking programs dealing with codependence at The Meadows Treatment Centre in Wickenburg, Arizona. In her first book in 10 years, Pia Mellody diagnoses causes of faulty relationships (many of them rooted in childhood) and provides tools such as boundary–work skills for readers to heal themselves, thus enabling them to achieve and maintain intimacy.

Another thread of the book is how the sustaining of healthy relationships can activate spiritual principles, in turn cultivating self–esteem. This ultimately frees readers to accept their own limitations and to be 'perfectly imperfect'. Pia Mellody's goal is to show people how to attain the intimacy they need and deserve.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

“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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060095772
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: May 27th, 2003
Pages: 240
Language: English