Pain for love is an intentional intimacy anorexic strategy in which the intimacy anorexic inflicts emotional pain in order for their spouse to receive love from them. This dynamic is prominent in relationships experiencing intimacy anorexia.
In this video, Dr. Doug Weiss, Licensed Psychologist, and foremost expert on Intimacy Anorexia, explains this “pain for love” paradigm. The helpful tools shared in this video can empower the spouse of the intimacy anorexic to stop participating in this exchange in their relationship.
Both the intimacy anorexic and the spouse of the intimacy anorexic can benefit from watching this video to receive explanation, knowledge, educational tools, and healing strategies as they move forward.