Being Intimate: A Guide to Successful Relationships
by John Amodeo and Kris Wentworth. Being Intimate helps readers connect deeply with themselves as a foundation for connecting more deeply and authentically with others. Being intimate with ourselves – getting connected to the subtle nuances of our own felt experience -- is a necessary foundation for being intimate with others. The steps of Focusing are outlined as a practical, gentle way to know ourselves so that we may truly connect with others. Focusing is also discussed as a foundation for effective communication. We can convey what is happening in our inner world only to the extent that we are aware of what we are really feeling and wanting.