The Illusion of Intimacy

The Illusion of Intimacy

This book examines online dating from the "inside," using in-depth interviews with dating website members to reveal—and keenly analyze—what relationships and romance in the 21st century are really like.

Author: John C. Bridges

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313399510

Category: Computers

Page: 154

View: 998

This book examines online dating from the "inside," using in-depth interviews with dating website members to reveal—and keenly analyze—what relationships and romance in the 21st century are really like.
Categories: Computers

The Illusion of Intimacy On Poetry

The Illusion of Intimacy  On Poetry

The Illusion of Intimacy: Discovering John Ashbery — in honor of Ashbery's 80th
Birthday Seven years ago, I grew obsessed with “Errors”—the poem, that is, in
Ashbery's first book, Some Trees. In particular, the first line fascinated me: ...

Author: Randall Mann

Publisher: Diode Editions

ISBN: 9781939728302

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 156

View: 163

The Illusion of Intimacy: On Poetry brings Randall Mann’s characteristic wit, fearlessness, and attention to language, to twenty years of critical works, including reviews of early books by Laura Kasischke and Vijay Seshadri; essays on Shame, Money, and Forgetting; appreciations of Thom Gunn and John Ashbery; and two interviews. This incisive collection—a combination of criticism, close reading, autobiography, exuberance, and occasional irritation—offers a look into the mind of one of America’s finest formalists, revealing how the compression and vulnerability of the lyric draws us closer to, while asking us to resist, the limitations, freedoms, and intimacies of poetry.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Human Intimacy

Human Intimacy

Author: Victor L. Brown

Publisher: Bookcraft Pubs

ISBN: PSU:000012252831

Category: Intimacy (Psychology)

Page: 167

View: 801

Categories: Intimacy (Psychology)

Intimate Strangers

Intimate Strangers

This book ranges through our culture for examples of how celebrity shapes our world and bends out minds.

Author: Richard Schickel

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028665169

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 847

This book ranges through our culture for examples of how celebrity shapes our world and bends out minds.
Categories: Social Science

Griefwise

Griefwise

The normal way to achieve intimacy is to reach out to other people. For the addict
, where the primary relationship is with the addictive substance, the illusion of
intimacy means pursuing the addictive high and excluding other people. The
high ...

Author: Steven L. Edwards

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462877041

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

View: 898

This is a self-help resource for bereaved persons who are looking for sound, comprehensive grief education to assist in the necessary and often painful work of grief. Suggestions for how to use this information can be found below. The content of this resource is designed and intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be considered personal, professional advice, nor should it be used as a substitute for professional care. Because each persons reactions to grief are different, I recommend you consult with a health-care professionalphysician, nurse, counselor, clergyfor assurance that my information and your interpretation of it is applicable in your situation.
Categories: Self-Help

The Creative Soul

The Creative Soul

The matter of intimacy becomes more complicated when we realize it involves a
relationship to ourselves as well as to others. This insight challenges the illusion
that intimacy with others is the sole comforter of our feelings of loneliness.

Author: Lawrence H. Staples

Publisher: Fisher King Press

ISBN: 9780981034447

Category: Self-Help

Page: 91

View: 440

Who we most deeply are is mirrored in our artistic work. Our need for mirroring simultaneously attracts us to and repels us from our creative callings and relationships. It is one of life's great dilemmas. Artist's block and lover's block flow from the same pool. Often, we fear deeply the very thing needed to create original art, to experience intimate relationships and to live authentic lives: we are frightened by the impulse to be fully revealed to ourselves, and to others, as this most often entails exposing the unacceptable shadowy aspects of our humanity and risking rejection. Mirrors in all their manifold guises permit us to safely see and experience ourselves in reflection and become better acquainted with the rejected, ostracized aspects of our personalities. Creative work is one of the few places where we can truly express and witness lost aspects of our authentic selves. Within us a treasure beckons. This is what we spend our lives pursuing. What slows and distracts us is not the object we long for, but where we search. To find this precious gem, we must eventually return to our own creative spirits.
Categories: Self-Help

The Lonely American

The Lonely American

A startling intimacy can certainly emerge on a public stage, but it is always crafted
with an awareness of the audience. We don't have vocabulary to ... The
pornographer's skill is to create the illusion of intimacy and privacy where neither
exists.

Author: Jacqueline Olds

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807000359

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

View: 818

In our culture it's more socially acceptable to be depressed than to be lonely. Yet loneliness is the inevitable by-product of our frenetic contemporary lifestyle. In this marvelously acute critique of how we live, Drs. Jacqueline Olds and Richard S. Schwartz show how the American way of life can lead to social isolation. Calling on their extensive clinical experience, new social surveys, and recent research on the effects of social exclusion, Olds and Schwartz uncover the ripple effects of social isolation in areas as varied as physical health, children's emotional problems, substance abuse, violent crimeeven global warming.
Categories: Psychology

The Inner Male

The Inner Male

Author: Herb Goldberg

Publisher: Wellness Institute, Inc.

ISBN: 1587410125

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 296

View: 741

Categories: Family & Relationships

The Roosevelt Presence

The Roosevelt Presence

Indeed , this illusion of intimacy transformed public perceptions of , and
expectations from , the presidency and constitutes one of Roosevelt's most
enduring , though troublesome , legacies . In 1936 , Roosevelt's overwhelming
reelection ...

Author: Patrick J. Maney

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520216377

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

View: 494

Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only 20th-century president consistently ranked by historians with the Founding Fathers and Abraham Lincoln. His leadership in the dark hours of the Depression and the Second World War has endowed him in the eyes of many with an aura of greatness. This book reexamines Roosevelt's life and legacy--for good and for ill. 16 illustrations.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sleeping with the Enemy

Sleeping with the Enemy

Two days ago, he'd determined the way to get closer to the subject was to create
the illusion of intimacy. Right this very second, holding Dee in his arms, she was
anything but a subject whose personal habits were nothing more important to ...

Author: Jamie Denton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459200195

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 151

FBI agent Chase Bracken has the unsavory job of tracking down a rogue agent. His only solid lead is the guy's sister, sexy Dr. Dee Romine. Working undercover, Bracken will do anything to get his man...or woman. Including making love to the delectable doctor. Dee is overwhelmed by the new "high school coach" in town. Chase seems to have infiltrated her life, her senses, her body...in a short time. She's breaking her own rules and letting emotion sway her. And Dee's certain he's doing the same. Yet something doesn't add up. Could she be sleeping with the enemy?
Categories: Fiction

Anybody Any Minute

Anybody Any Minute

For many years, Ellen had lived under the illusion that intimacy was formed on
the high peaks and low valleys of the emotional landscape. She had thought that
knowing important secrets or being there at the moment when hope transformed
 ...

Author: Julie Mars

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429988469

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 352

Ellen Kenny has a big mouth and a penchant for telling the truth, which is why she's just been fired from yet another high-profile NYC job. Determined to make the most of this unexpected free time, she heads to Montreal to visit her sister. On the way, she spots a tumbledown upstate farmhouse---one she's seen in her dreams for years---and impulsively buys it on a hefty credit card advance. Over her husband's protests, Ellen decides to drop out of the rat race and spend the summer living out her woman-who-runs-with-the wolves fantasy, communing with nature---her own included---in an effort to confront middle age and figure out how on earth she got there. Rather than peacefully tend her garden and puzzle things out, however, Ellen soon becomes embroiled in the exceedingly unique problems of two redneck, social misfit neighbors---an ex-biker and an aging chainsaw sculptor---while taking care of a narcoleptic dog and a child who doesn't speak English. With Ellen's quest for meaning and her concern for the welfare of others driving the plot, Anybody Any Minute is deeply layered, heartbreaking . . . and hilarious.
Categories: Fiction

Hollywood s White House

Hollywood s White House

The American President, for example, tries to counter Shepherd's celebrity with
an affectionate, intimate portrait of his life ... The entire subgenre is predicated on
the illusion of intimacy that star-makers have recognized for decades; audiences
 ...

Author: Peter C. Rollins

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813127927

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 730

" Winner of the 2003 Ray and Pat Browne Book Award, given by the Popular Culture Association The contributors to Hollywood's White House examine the historical accuracy of these presidential depictions, illuminate their influence, and uncover how they reflect the concerns of their times and the social and political visions of the filmmakers. The volume, which includes a comprehensive filmography and a bibliography, is ideal for historians and film enthusiasts.
Categories: History

The Five Love Languages Gift Edition

The Five Love Languages Gift Edition

Little by little, the illusion of intimacy evaporates, and the individual desires,
emotions, thoughts, and behavior patterns assert themselves. They are two
individuals. Their minds have not melded together, and their emotions mingled
only briefly ...

Author: Gary Chapman

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 1575678861

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 268

Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse's primary love language-quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with specific, simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. A newly designed love languages assessment will help you understand and strengthen your relationship. You can build a lasting, loving marriage together. This beautiful faux leather edition is the perfect gift for weddings, holidays, or any special occasion. Includes a promotional code to gain exclusive online access to the new comprehensive love languages assessment.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Five Love Languages

The Five Love Languages

He wants sex, but she is too tired. He dreams of buying a new car, but she flatly
says, “We can't afford it.” She would like to visit her parents, but he says, “I don't
like spending so much time with your family.” Little by little, the illusion of intimacy
 ...

Author: Gary Chapman

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575678856

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 253

Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse's primary love language-quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. A newly designed love languages assessment will help you understand and strengthen your relationship. You can build a lasting, loving marriage together. Gary Chapman hosts a nationally syndicated daily radio program called A Love Language Minute that can be heard on more than 150 radio stations as well as the weekly syndicated program Building Relationships with Gary Chapman, which can both be heard on fivelovelanguages.com. The Five Love Languages is a consistent New York Times bestseller - with over 5 million copies sold and translated into 38 languages. This book is a sales phenomenon, with each year outselling the prior for 16 years running!
Categories: Family & Relationships

Sexual Enlightenment

Sexual Enlightenment

In his personal relationships, he had been chasing the illusion of intimacy while
staying aloof with and detached from women and trying to be in control at all
times. yes, controlling his environment and manipulating the outcomes he
desired ...

Author: Dr. Elsbeth Meuth

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452585444

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 142

View: 742

Sexual Enlightenment provides a guide for anyone—from couples to singles, from parents to students, from professionals to entrepreneurs—looking for bringing lasting fulfillment into their lives, relationships and work. Introducing cutting-edge principles and inspiring practices on how to access innate creative energy, listen to the wisdom of the heart, and connect with the power of the conscious mind, Dr. Elsbeth Meuth and Freddy Zental Weaver offer a road map that can alter and enlighten the way you look at sexual energy, love, and your conscious self. They provide practical advice on how to • access peace and joy anytime and anywhere by calming the unending chatter in your mind; • circulate your life force energy within for achieving greater physical health, increased emotional well-being, and deeper spiritual connection; • feel confident, grounded, and vital in yourself by accessing and training your love muscle; • experience an instant love connection with your partner, avoiding debilitating fights and mutual accusations; • come into balance of your yin and yang nature for creating the life and relationships you always wanted; • release blocks from the past that no longer serve you and keep you from experiencing fulfillment in life, love, and intimacy; • bring pleasure into your daily life by tapping into your creative life force energy; • enjoy reawakening your feminine joyous self as a woman; • cultivate sustaining your masculine pleasurable energy as a man; and • draw on your life-giving sexual energy to infuse your wishes and realize your dreams.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Whole and Holy Sexuality

Whole and Holy Sexuality

They justify their genital intimacy with a nonhealthy theory of care. Fantasy
Although fantasy can be healthy, it is not so when it becomes more important
than reality. Fantasies are seductive; they offer the illusion of intimate fulfillment
without ...

Author: William F. Kraft

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781579102036

Category: Religion

Page: 146

View: 588

Two exaggerations threaten a wholesome understanding of human sexuality today. The first is represented by the ceaseless, value-free quest for pleasure; the second focuses on rules and spiritual cliches that offer little practical counsel or support. ÒWhole and Holy SexualityÓ is an insightful and enlightening handbook with concrete suggestions and support. It will help married, single and vowed celibate people to cope with, grow from, and enjoy sexuality.
Categories: Religion

The Illusion of Management Control

The Illusion of Management Control

... massmedia, art, religious, family/intimatesystems (Luhmann 1977; 1998: 707ff;
for adetailed descriptionofthe systems referred ... 1999 for the economic system;
1993aforthe educational system; and 1986 and 1995 forthe system of intimacy).

Author: N. Thygesen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230365391

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

View: 773

This book shows how a system theoretical concept of technology helps us to understand the paradoxes of control. It describes a phenomenon which shows regularity that is unexpected against the background of received knowledge within management studies. It presents a series of cases which touch upon a range of technologies within the public sector.
Categories: Business & Economics

Love and the Soul

Love and the Soul

In this time, relationships of an intimate nature are becoming more and more
difficult. Here, the future indeed looks ... to be watching this slip away. The Illusion
of Intimacy Relationships of an individual nature cannot — 305 Soulful
Relationships.

Author: Robert Sardello

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583944219

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 712

With economies in peril, war in the Middle East, genocides, global warming, and a host of other grim phenomena, the world has never seemed so besieged. The solution, says Robert Sardello, lies with the individual. In this timely, thoughtful book, he explains how the soul can engage with the outer world to produce radical change. Because we think of the world as a vast mechanism and behave as mechanical objects in it, the results are devastation and dysfunction. The key is to learn to identify with the plight of the Earth by developing a true sense of individual imagination and conscious awareness of inner purpose and beauty in conjunction with the soul of the world. Sardello shows how to achieve this awareness and bring what is inside out into the world, inspiring balance and stability. Using the Grail legend and the myth of Sophia—known as the Soul of the World—as well as writings by Jung, James Hillman, and Rudolf Steiner, Love and the Soul helps readers imagine a revitalized Earth by exploring the significance of grieving, the transformative power of radical receptivity, the creative power of dreaming, and a new basis for community.
Categories: Psychology

The Pact

The Pact

Clinton created the illusion of intimacy; Gingrich made no effort to create that
illusion. Clinton was tender and empathetic; Gingrich cold and standoffish.
Gingrich impressed people with his intellect and his ability to articulate a grand
vision and ...

Author: Steven M. Gillon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199886579

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 686

Most Americans saw President Bill Clinton and Speaker Newt Gingrich as staunch foes--"the polar extremes of Pennsylvania Avenue." But as Steven Gillon reveals in The Pact, these powerful adversaries formed a secret alliance in 1997, a pact that would have rocked the political landscape, had it not foundered in the wake of the Lewinsky scandal. A fascinating look at politics American-style, The Pact offers a riveting account of two of America's most charismatic and influential leaders, detailing both their differences and their striking similarities, and highlighting the profound and lasting impact the tumultuous 1960s had on both their personal and political lives. With the cooperation of both President Clinton and Speaker Gingrich, interviews with key players who have never before spoken about their experiences, along with unprecedented access to Gingrich's private papers, Gillon not only offers a behind-the-scenes look at the budget impasse and the government shutdown in 1995--the famous face-off between Clinton and Gingrich--but he also reveals how the two moved closer together after 1996--closer than anyone knew. In particular, the book illuminates their secret efforts to abandon the liberal and conservative wings of their own parties and strike a bi-partisan deal to reform the "third rail of American politics"--Social Security and Medicare. That potentially groundbreaking effort was swept away by the highly charged reaction to the Lewinsky affair, ending an initiative that might have transformed millions of American lives. Packed with compelling new revelations about two of the most powerful and intriguing figures of our time, this book will be must reading for everyone interested in politics or current events.
Categories: Political Science

Understanding Assessing and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders

Understanding  Assessing  and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders

Phil Rich. juvenile, sexual behavior can even the social balance by replacing
powerlessness with dominance and control, loneliness with the illusion of
intimacy, lack of social competence with the impression that sexual behavior
equals social ...

Author: Phil Rich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470931973

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

View: 827

Praise for Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition "The Second Edition of Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders showcases Phil Rich's experience and mastery of the research and clinical literature. In my view, this is an excellent therapy book and, like its predecessor, will help practitioners to work effectively and ethically with juvenile offenders. It is destined to become a classic." —Tony Ward, PhD, DipClinPsy; Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand "Phil Rich is considered one of the world's leading authorities on how best to understand, assess, and treat juvenile sexual offenders, and this Second Edition of his excellent text shows why he is held in such high regard. All theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners whose work brings them in contact with juvenile sexual offenders should definitely read this remarkable book." —W. L. Marshall, OC, FRSC, PhD; Director, Rockwood Psychological Services, Ontario, Canada "Phil Rich's book, Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition offers new and thought-provoking ideas, updates, and information, especially on developmental pathways. This book is one of the few publications on juvenile sexual offending that offers something new and revealing to the field." —Robert E. Longo, LPC, NCC, ACS, BCIA-EEG, BCN; Serendipity Healing Arts, Lexington, North Carolina "Phil Rich masterfully fills the gap in the juvenile sexual offender treatment literature with a book that is neither introductory nor narrowly specialized. Seasoned veterans will appreciate his thoughtful and studied approach. Newcomers will find this book a vital go-to resource." —David Prescott, LICSW, Clinical Director, Becket Family of Services, Falmouth, Maine "Mind-blowingly brilliant—Rich by name and rich in depth, detail, description, and debate. An instant classic, Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition is both comprehensive and challenging with its material and messages, yet reassuringly accessible and practical." —Martin C. Calder, Calder Social Work Training and Consultancy, Leigh, Lancashire, UK THE LANDMARK TEXT FOR WORKING WITH JUVENILE SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND UNDERSTANDING SEXUALLY ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS—NOW FULLY REVISED Thoroughly revised, the Second Edition of Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders guides mental health professionals through the breadth of assessment and intervention methods available for working with this special population, providing a succinct yet complete survey of the field, the etiological development of sexually abusive behavior in juveniles, and a reliable resource for assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Categories: Psychology