In The Dance of Intimacy Harriet Lerner takes a careful look at those relationships where intimacy is most challenged by too much distance, too much intensity, or simply too much pain. In clear, direct, and dramatic terms Dr. Lerner illustrates how we can move differently in these key relationships—be they with a distant or unfaithful spouse, a depressed sister, a difficult mother, an alcoholic father, an uncommitted lover, a dying parent, or a family member from whom we are cut off. Other books from this author are The Dance of Fear, The Dance of Connection and The Dance of Anger.

John Sanford wrote The Invisible Partners: How the Male and Female in Each of Us Affects Our Relationships. A book about the masculine and feminine dimensions of the soul (the anima/animus in Jung) ; shows how the feminine part of a man and the masculine part of a woman are the invisible partners in any male-female relationship ; 51u+Yn4uyCLprovides direction in understanding and dealing with projections which can damage and even present real relationship between a man and a woman ; for people who want to understand themselves and their relationships better.

Marilyn French, Her Mother’s Daughter , is a must read for every woman.