Intimacy Anorexia®

Create Intimacy In Your Marriage And Relationships

Intimacy Anorexia® is the active withholding of emotional, spiritual, and/or sexual intimacy from a spouse or significant other.  If you are the intimacy anorexic or the spouse/significant other of an intimacy anorexic, there is hope for healing and restoration of your relationship so both of you can be connected in a deep profound way.

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.

Resources to Learn More About Intimacy Anorexia®

Intimacy Anorexia® Book

The Intimacy Anorexia® book addresses what this condition is and the warning signs associated with it. Intimacy Anorexia® is a hidden addiction that is destroying many marriages and relationships.

Intimacy Anorexia® DVD

The Intimacy Anorexia DVD explains the age-old question, Why doesn't my partner want to be intimate with me? This video will give you the characteristics, causes and strategies of intimacy anorexia. It also provides solutions for the intimacy anorexic to start their road to recovery.

Intimacy Anorexia® Workbook

This workbook helps you understand and work through the intimacy anorexia condition step-by-step manner. This book contains over 100 practical and empowering exercises.

Intimacy Anorexia® Steps Guide

The Intimacy Anorexia Steps Guide is the only Twelve Steps workbook specifically for intimacy anorexia. Each Step gives you progress toward recovering from your lack of intimacy. You can become a passionate, intimate person in your relationships.

Are You The Spouse of an Intimacy Anorexic?

Married & Alone Book

The Married and Alone book helps you understand why you feel unloved or disconnected in your marriage. When we marry we hope to have a life of closeness and connectedness with our spouse. Surprisingly some spouses realize that they feel married and alone after their wedding.

Married & Alone DVD

The Married and Alone DVD is for spouses of intimacy and sexual anorexics. You feel disconnected, untouched and often unloved. Dr. Weiss explains why and will help you to start a journey of recovery from living with a spouse with intimacy or sexual anorexia.

Married & Alone Healing Exercises Workbook

The Married and Alone: Healing Exercises for Spouses workbook brings healing to those impacted by a lack of intimacy in their relationships. This is usually caused by their spouses’ intimacy anorexic behavior.

Married & Alone Steps Guide

The Married and Alone: The Twelve Step Guide is the only Twelve Steps workbook specifically for the spouses of intimacy anorexics. This book applies these steps to spouses living with intimacy anorexic partners.

Want to Dive Deeper?

Our Intimacy Anorexia® Program helps therapists, coaches, and ministry leaders understand and treat Intimacy Anorexia® and help couples create intimacy in their relationship. Intimacy Anorexia® is a real addiction and a problem in many marriages and relationships.  This is the only Intimacy Anorexia® certification training in the world.

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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