What is Intimacy?

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Something I work on regularly in therapy sessions is intimacy. Intimacy usually denotes mutual vulnerability, openness, and sharing. It can refer to a single interaction between two people, or to a long-term pattern of closeness and warmth. Intimacy can help people feel less alone and more loved. However, also requires a great deal of trust and vulnerability, and some people find this frightening and overwhelming. Many people struggle with intimacy, and fear of intimacy is a common concern in therapy.