Category: Intimacy


eye contact

To See and Be Seen: Creating Relational Intimacy with Eye Contact

  Category: Intimacy

Is eye contact really necessary to achieve intimacy in relationships? It has been said by many a partner…"Why don’t you look at me when you talk to me?" And often the person to whom the question is asked doesn’t realize that he/she is avoiding eye contact, does realize it but doesn’t know why, or recognizes that eye contact causes discomfort but doesn’t know how to change. This relational dynamic often leads to defensiveness, hurt feelings, anger and/or blame. Over time, worry that a partner isn’t actually present can feel...
By Marnie Breecker, MFT, CSAT, CCPS, Read More