Twins forming intimate relationships with others

Joan Friedman, PhD Psychologist & Twin Expert, shares advice for parents of twins on problems twins run into when forming intimate relationships with others and how to resolve those problems
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Twins forming intimate relationships with others

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On some levels, twins do have an advantage for intimacy, but in very intimate relationships, twins often run into problems. They tend to want their partner to become as instantly and quickly connected as they were with their twin. Twins really have to understand that connections and intimacy take quite a bit of nurturing and time. They can't feel as close and connected to a partner in quite the way they felt with their twin.

Joan Friedman, PhD Psychologist & Twin Expert, shares advice for parents of twins on problems twins run into when forming intimate relationships with others and how to resolve those problems

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Joan Friedman, PhD

Psychologist & Twin Expert

Dr. Joan A. Friedman is a prominent and well-respected twin expert who shares her passionate views and insights about twins and their emotional needs with twins and their families throughout the world. The fact that she is an identical twin and the mother of five, including fraternal twin sons, makes her ideally suited to this task. Her commitment to twin research and her treatment of twins of all ages demonstrate the breadth and depth of her skills and experience. She conducts ongoing groups for parents of twins and provides consultation on twin related matters such as school placements, developmental discrepancies, and behavioral issues.

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