Tips on Creating More Intimacy for the New Year

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Many people are getting spoiled by the benefits of technology. Not only is the ever presence of email, internet and high-speed connections becoming the norm, but these things also can detract from time spent with loved ones. It's a great thing to be able to so easily connect with people that are far away, or to get work done from home without leaving your family, acknowledges Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil. But there is also a downside.

Many people are getting spoiled by the benefits of technology. Not only is the ever presence of email, internet and high-speed connections becoming the norm, but these things also can detract from time spent with loved ones. It's a great thing to be able to so easily connect with people that are far away, or to get work done from home without leaving your family, acknowledges Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil. But there is also a downside.

It's still important to hear a person's voice, there's power in a physical touch. "People have gotten away from things like hugging and kissing," points out Dr. Bonnie. "Even just a 20 second hug can release dopamine - a powerful chemical that leads to a healthy high and a feeling of being loved, protected and cared for." In addition to its benefits, technology is making people less intimate and less personal with people. "I have seen people sit in the same room and text each other!" notes Dr. Bonnie.

People hide behind technology as a communication buffer, because sometimes it's easier than having a "real" conversation with someone. "We don't want to confront, or run the risk of saying the wrong thing, so we let technology do our talking for us," says Dr. Bonnie.

This new year, she suggests getting back to basics! Do things like having dinner together, talk together in the morning before heading off to work or school. "Even re-introducing things like kissing goodbye or hello - when they've fallen by the wayside - is an important component to instantly feel more connected" suggests Dr. Bonnie. Email is so impersonal, especially as it relates to loved ones. "Sit down and have a conversation!" admonishes Dr. Bonnie. She explains that hearing the voice of a loved one can also give a dopamine high. It's important to hear their voice in person, whenever possible, and look into their eyes, which obviously can't be done on email! Don't get over-used to technology to the point where it hinders, instead of enhances, your relationships.

Try it for New Years - you'll like it, it really works!

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Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, is also author of the 2010 New York Times Reader’s Choice Award-winning book Make Up Don’t Break Up with accompanying DVD Falling in Love and Staying In Love. Dr. Bonnie counsels couples, singles, and step families. She works with those considering breaking up, people who have committed adultery, and couples who want to strengthen their relationships damaged by resentment or unresolved anger, teaching people to “fight” to increase passion, bring back magic and restore the sizzle. Dr. Bonnie teaches Smart Heart Dialogue along with communication and connection tools, and counsel’s families and children.

Named the Best Local Therapist by the US Commerce Association and known as “The Adultery Buster” and the “No. 1 Love Expert,” she is the best-selling author of other books like Finding and Keeping Love for Singles and Couples (Revised edition Feb 2010, including DVD How to Fall in Love and Stay in Love for Singles and Couples), Can We Cure and Forgive Adultery?, How Not to (S)mother Your Man and Keep a Woman Happy, and Financial Infidelity.

Dr. Bonnie is presently featured and available now on the Discovery Health/Oprah Winfrey Network documentary titled "Unfaithful" and A&E on addictions. ABC’s Good Morning America, a three-day series on NBC’s The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show five times, a four day series on Fox TV regarding dating. She appears frequently on ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC News, The View, 20/20, and CNN. Visit Dr. Bonnie at http://www.DoctorBonnie.com.

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