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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. Click here for treatment options.

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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.


National Awareness

Dr. Douglas Weiss has been working hard to enlighten the world about this hidden issue and it has begun to gain awareness on national television shows such as Good Morning America and the term is gaining recognition in the counseling community.


What Is Intimacy Anorexia?

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 Recovery Resources

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

Intimacy Anorexia Intensives

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.

About Dr. Doug Weiss

Dr Doug Weiss

In all my years of counseling, I have found this one thing to be true: Life can be hard. I know, because I see “difficult” walk through my door every day. I see men who have allowed their lives to spiral out of control and now, as they hit rock bottom, they have become desperate for help. I also see broken-hearted wives, shocked at what they have just learned about the man they married.

My heart is to heal the broken hearted and give hope where hope was once lost.

Douglas Weiss, Ph.D.

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