Intimacy, Pleasure, and How to Get More of Both GUEST: Rabbi Manis Friedman

Thu Aug 02 2018 (46:42)

EMOTIONAL SAVVY: The Relationship Help Show

with Rhoberta Shaler, PhD, The Relationship Help Doctor

Intimacy, Pleasure, and How to Get More of Both

GUEST: Rabbi Manis Friedman, author of The Joy of Intimacy, and Doesn't Anyone Blush Anymore?

DR. RHOBERTA SHALER:  Creating and Enriching Emotional Intimacy with your Partner

"The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated." ~ William James

Emotional intimacy allows you to feel appreciated--and known, seen, heard, accepted, and acknowledged, too. When that is not present in a relationship, you don't feel fully connected and secure. There is insufficient emotional intimacy.

The first--and most important--step towards creating emotional intimacy is to know yourself well. That means spending time with yourself and digging deep.

"As long as we are looking outside ourselves for intimacy, we will never have it and we will never be able to share it. In order to be intimate with another person, we have to know who we are, what we feel, what we think, what our values are, what is important to us, and what we want. If we do not know these things about ourselves, we can never share them with another person." ~ Ann Wilson Shaef

In today's episode, Dr. Shaler offers insights into creating emotional intimacy, and how to make it safe to be emotionally intimate.

GUEST: Rabbi Manis Friedman, author of The Joy of Intimacy, and Doesn't Anyone Blush Anymore?

Rabbi Friedman is a world-renouwned author, counselor, teacher, and speaker, well-known for his provocative and incisive wit and wisdom. His international speaking tour, seminars, and retreats take him around the world. He has been featured in many publications, such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Publishers Weekly.

Rabbi Friedman is the author of the new book, The Joy of Intimacy: A Soulful Guide to Love, Sexuality, and Marriage. He has been counseling and teaching about relationships and marriage to audiences around the world for more than forty years, and he is here for you today.


  • What is intimacy and how is it developed?
  • How can it be enriched?
  • If you're in a troubled relationship, how do you know to leave?
  • What about unconditional love?
  • What about the idea that love is a decision?
  • How can you get more pleasure in your relationship?

This episode brings a new topic to Emotional Savvy, as well as a refreshing and different perspective on intimacy. The Relationship Help Show, a new voice, a new vision. Enjoy!

HIS FREE GIFTRabbi Friedman's ebook: Doesn't Anyone Blush Anymore? - GET IT HERE.



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