Some feel the fear before marriage, others after.

Nathalie Ishizuka is completing a fable for adults and young adults based on Dr. Yukio Ishizuka‘s theory on marriage.

The book is about the three states of mind we can be in when we make this most important decision.

Marriage Fable Based on Scientific Theory

The story, based on the Dr. Yukio Ishizuka’s scientific theory of health, renders a theory of marriage into a penguin fable.  The book intrigues readers before, during, and after marriage.

5 out of 10 marriages end in Divorce, 2 of remaining 5 Happy

With five out of ten marriages ending in divorce, and only two of the five remaining happy, this new book will change the way we think, feel, and act “in” and “out” of love.

Fear and Love

The book is related to the following topics: fear and love, relationship help, relationship problem advice, relationship advice, marriage life, separation marriage, intimacy in marriage, marriage counseling questions, marriage counselor, marriage commitment, marriage dissolution, marriage counseling, couples therapy, or marital therapy.

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Other Selected Readings on Close Relationships, Separation Marriage, Intimacy in Marriage:

Ishizuka, Yukio, “Causes of Anxiety and Depression in Marriage,” Psychiatric Ann. 9:6, Junes 1979.

Ishizuka, Yukio, “Conjoint Therapy for Marital Problems, Psychiatric Ann. 9:6, June 1979.

Ishizuka, Yukio, “Intimacy and Stress: Effective Therapeutic Intervention,” Psychiatric Ann. 1981, 11(7), 259-265.

Ishizuka, Yukio, “Divorce: Can and Should It Be Prevented?” Family Therapy, Vol. IX, Number 1, 1982, 69-90.

Ishizuka, Yukio, “Daily Subjective Rating of Adjustment by Patients,” Proceedings of the 10th World Congress (1983) of Social Psychiatry, Intergroup, 1984.

Ishizuka, Yukio, “Three Dimensions of Intimacy,” Proceedings of the World Congress of Psychiatry, Vienna, 1984.

Ishizuka, Yukio, “Overcoming Defense Against Closeness,” Proceedings of the World Congress of Psychiatry, Greece, 1989.

Ishizuka, Y., “Couple Therapy as the Standard Mode of Intervention,” Proceedings of the World Congress of Psychiatry, Spain, 1996.

Ishizuka, Yukio “Breakthrough Intimacy – Treating Personality” (PDF 23p) :(Downloadable from in PDF or ordered in CD)

Ishizuka, Yukio, “Do You Have Someone You Can Count On?,” Gennai, April 1992.

Ishizuka, Yukio, “Method for Following Progress of Intimacy in Therapy Proposed,”

Psychiatric News, 1984. Feature on Life-Track presented at the World Congress of Psychiatry, Vienna 1984.

Shiroyama, S., “Fear of Closeness as the Key Concept to Understanding the U.S-Japan Relationship and Marital Problems of the Japanese,” Shukkan-Gendai, 1990.

“Fear of Closeness” Amherst College, Amherst, MA February 21, 1992 (2 hours)

“Excellence and Wellbeing – How to Achieve and Grow Both” Annual Meeting of IFMSA-Japan (International Federation of Medical Student Association-Japan)

“Happiness and Success – How To Achieve and Grow Both” Nippon Club of New York, 2007

Fear of Closeness: A Feature One Hour Interview by Helen Larson (Local Cable TV)

Japanese Divorce: Increasing Divorce among Middle Aged Couples (Fuki-Television: Japanese National Network, New York – Japan): 1993

For Self Rating of Intimacy with important partner.
“Lovetrack Sheet” (PDF) :Downloadable from