Intimacy Anorexia

Create Intimacy In Your Marriage And Relationships

Intimacy is what draws our relationships close together and allows us to bond in deep, meaningful ways. Being intimate helps us show affection to our loved ones, celebrate the best parts of our partners and spouses, and live life better together.


Relationships naturally progress toward higher levels of intimacy including physical, emotional, and spiritual intimacy. If you are not experiencing these types of intimacy in your relationship, you have come to the right place.


Close relationships without intimacy are not normal. These relationships are usually negatively affected by things like emotional immaturity, past trauma, or attempts to create boundaries preventing intimacy.


Our resources will help you understand if you are struggling with a lack of intimacy in your relationship and what to do next.

Did you know?

Dr. Douglas Weiss first documented this condition and coined the term "intimacy anorexia" when he started seeing a separate, yet related aspects of sexual anorexia in his private counseling practice.

What Is Intimacy Anorexia?

Intimacy anorexia is the active withholding of emotional, spiritual, and sexual intimacy from spouses or partners. This active withholding impacts the spouse or partner significantly causing emotional trauma, pain, and anxiety. However, intimacy anorexics continue their patterns of behavior regardless of the hurt they are causing.

Can Intimacy Anorexia Be Treated?

Yes, Dr. Weiss believes this condition can be treated once it is identified.

What are the characteristics of intimacy anorexia?

Knowing the eleven characteristics can help you be aware of the symptoms and know what to look for.

Intimacy Anorexia Recovery Resources

Learn about resources and treatment options which can help you recover.

Intimacy Anorexia Intensives

Intimacy Anorexia Intensives are complete treatment and recovery solutions.

Intimacy Anorexia Counseling

Discover the impact of this condition through our counseling sessions.

Intimacy Anorexia Treatment Options

There are several treatment options including books, workbooks, and dvds.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are just hearing about this addiction, you will have questions. Find answers here.