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Intimacy Anorexia®

Healing the Hidden Addiction in Your Marriage

Intimacy Anorexia®

Healing the Hidden Addiction in Your Marriage

Intimacy Anorexia® is the active withholding of emotional, spiritual, and/or sexual intimacy from a spouse or significant other. 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.  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. 

Intimacy Anorexia Treatment Options

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

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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.

About 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.

-Dr. Doug Weiss

About 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.

-Dr. Doug Weiss

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Dr. Weiss on Dr. Phil
Dr Weiss on CNN
Dr Weiss on Discovery Health Channel
Dr. Weiss on Fox News Channel
Dr. Weiss on Montel Williams Show

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What are the characteristics of intimacy anorexia?

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.

A few of characteristics are:
1. Busy – Intimacy anorexics stay so busy that they have little time for their spouse.
2. Blame – The intimacy anorexic will blame their spouse for the problems in the marriage.
3. Withholding Love -Intimacy anorexics actively withhold love the way their spouses like to be loved.
4. Withholding Praise – Intimacy anorexics do not regularly give praise to their spouses privately.

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.

A few of characteristics are:
1. Busy – Intimacy anorexics stay so busy that they have little time for their spouse.
2. Blame – The intimacy anorexic will blame their spouse for the problems in the marriage.
3. Withholding Love -Intimacy anorexics actively withhold love the way their spouses like to be loved.
4. Withholding Praise – Intimacy anorexics do not regularly give praise to their spouses privately.

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"You and your spouse deserve true love, intimacy, sexuality and a relationship that is authentic, fun and full of the hope and dreams you've always wanted." - Dr. Doug Weiss