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Intimacy

  • By: Karen J. Prager
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Intimate relationships enrich our lives with meaning and pleasure. Confiding in close relationship partners provides significant benefits to physical and mental health, distinguishes more rewarding from less rewarding relationships, and contributes to relationship satisfaction. ...

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