101 :: Attracting Emotionally Unavailable People + What To Do About It with Dr. Anna Yusim

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Dr. Anna Yusim is a powerhouse. She’s brilliant, intuitive, insightful and passionate. Having traveled and worked all over the world, Anna was a lot like me in that we both had a habit of attracting emotionally unavailable men.

When we met at Esther Perel’s event in NYC last November we knew a conversation was in order to unpack this hot topic that many of us can relate too. 

Join Dr. Anna and I as we dive into why we attract emotionally unavailable people, receiving vs. chasing, the imperfection of being human and how to attract what we actually desire on Episode 101 of Ignite Intimacy!

About Dr. Anna

Dr. Anna Yusim is an internationally renowned, award-winning psychiatrist with a private practice in New York City where she has helped over 1000 patients from all over the world live happier, more meaningful lives. She is also a best-selling author of the book Fulfilled, a filmmaker, and a highly sought after speaker.


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98 :: Sexual Dynamics in the Workplace with Anita Teresa

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97 :: An Episode for Men and Those Confused By Them with Robert Kandell

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92 :: Cycles + Sex with Lauren Bille

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77 :: Sex Ed with GlamourPuss, M.D. Miss Olivia Richman!

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75 :: A Conversation About Boundaries + Female Anatomy + Erotic Encounters with Sheri Winston

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73 :: Guy-Q + Dating + Choosing the Right Mate with Kongit Farrell

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72 :: Pleasure + Infidelity + Truth Telling with Robert Kandell

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