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"I too want companionship, intimacy, someone to grow old with, but not 24/7."
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"I think you're using lawnmower repair to avoid intimacy."
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"I want more than anonymous sex. I want anonymous intimacy."
"Helen, is it possible that we are using our child as an intimacy barrier?"
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"At this point, my privacy needs are interfering with my intimacy goals."
'It may be evolution to you, but I call it 'avoidance of intimacy issues!'
"I don't want to sound simplistic, but I think a smaller couch with fewer throw pillows would help this marriage a lot."
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A Heart to Heart Talk
"How come you never want to spend time with my friends during our conjugal visits?"
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"You've just been copying things from my sex diary into your sex diary."
A woman stands on a beach watching an airplane going by pulling a banner that reads "Debbie, I have a problem with intimacy - Tony".
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'To foster a sense of trust, I always like to end each session with a group hug.'
"You're not one of those guys who are afraid of intimacy, are you?"
'Anything less co-dependent?'
"You know I don't like to cuddle."
"It was good for me, too, dear."
"I'm not saying that I don't have intimacy issues. I'm just saying that I prefer to work on them by myself."
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"And when you are in the mood, there's never any goddam ice!"
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Please observe an awkward silence.
'I said I cherish these intimate moments, darling...'
'I love these intimate dinners. Don't you?'
Fear of Intimacy
'Roger, I think we need to talk about your trouble with intimacy.'
"Sorry, but I didn't switch from unsanitary handshakes to fist bumps just to start group hugging!"
"What? Too personal too soon?"
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