Discussion: Intimacy

We all desire intimacy.  I believe it is a deeply felt need of almost every person.  Many products being advertised promise it; even social platforms like Facebook seem to be trying to meet some unmet need we all have.

So, let’s talk about it.  What exactly is intimacy?  What is it in us that longs to deeply connect with others, but seems to fall short so often?  How do we try to meet that need in our lives, and do you feel your needs are being met?

This topic was suggested by Giorgio.  He also suggested that we read an interesting article that deals with what the author calls “false intimacy” that seems to be common in our society.  Here’s the link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/richard-cohen-love-alas-is-all-around-us/2013/02/18/930d7c72-79ea-11e2-82e8-61a46c2cde3d_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions

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  • paula m.

    To All in the Group I was in---and----of course---Jeremy! This was my 1st time in this Group. Jeremy, You do such a Great job, in running this Group. I enjoyed myself. It is VERY refreshing NOT to have people, continually "debating", and "needing to be right".
    The manner in which we, at our table, approached this Topic, was really sweet, non-threatening, & open.
    I thank you! I WILL be back :) Blessings, Paula Murray

    1 · March 19, 2013

    • Jeremy M.

      Thank you for the encouraging feedback, Paula!

      1 · March 19, 2013

  • Cynthia S.

    Great discussion. Let's keep an open mind about whether we should pick it up again at some future time.

    March 19, 2013

  • Debra B.

    I thought tonight was very special and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone and having this sometimes difficult discussion.

    March 18, 2013

  • Jeremy M.

    A deep, and dare I say, intimate discussion we had. Thank you to everyone who came out tonight.

    March 18, 2013

  • Georganne S.

    Great discussion! There are so many facets to the topic.

    March 18, 2013

  • Debra B.

    Great topic. I look forward to the discussion.

    March 18, 2013

  • Cynthia S.

    Such terrific questions, Georgio. We might need to revisit this topic several times, say, "intimacy for beginners," "intermediate intimacy," and "advanced intimacy," though I'm sure you can come up with a far better sequence of titles than I just have!

    March 17, 2013

  • Georganne S.

    I'm so happy to see Phil, the Enforcer will be with us again. I really missed him at our last topic discussion and look forward to his equitable enforcement.

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • paula m.

    This will be my 1st meeting, with this Group! I am very THRILLED, to be a participant, in this. GREAT subject!!
    Blessings, Paula Murray

    March 4, 2013

  • Hope D.

    I have a board meeting that night. :(

    March 4, 2013

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