Here Are 7 Great Tips For More Intimacy In Your Relationship
I think most of us agree that it is good to have more emotional intimacy in our relationships. But research continues, how to get there?
Let’s start by defining exactly what intimacy means. According to the Oxford American Dictionary & Thesaurus, intimacy is:
closeness, togetherness, familiarity, connection, friendliness, kindness, friendship, affection, warmth, trust.
If you are ready to achieve more intimacy with your life partner, here are 7 tips to help you on the way:
Be more physical
When I am more physical, I don’t just talk about sexual intimacy, although it is important. It is equally important to show your partner physical affection in a non-sexual manner. For example, hold your hand while walking together. Make yourself routine and rub your foot. Caress your partner’s shoulder or back while you speak. All these “small” gestures will bear fruit in addition to proximity.
Respect each other’s differences
Even if you and your partner are a couple, you are each a unique individual. It is almost certain that you will have different opinions on many issues. Practice seeing things from your partner’s point of view. This does not mean that you agree with everything, but that you respect your partner’s point of view.
Do not try to change your partner. Only this error is the source of many conflicts in relationships. Make an effort to accept your partner as he really is for your ideal.
Listen Actively To Each Other
When talking to your partner, pay close attention to them. Make eye contact while listening to what your partner is saying instead of preparing your next response. This way you will find that your communication with each other has more depth and meaning.
Know Your Own Feelings
We are often our worst enemy. This applies in particular to the creation of intimacy with our partners. Do you find it difficult to be open up with your partner for fear of being sentenced? Are you afraid that your feelings will differ considerably from those of your partner? One way to familiarize yourself with your emotions is to spend time silently thinking. Journaling is another great way to discover yourself.
Spending Time Alone
It may seem obvious, but for many couples who are responsible for dual careers, children, civic tasks, etc., time alone can be put on the priority list. It’s important to share the time when you can both turn off the world to focus on each other.
Do you have your own tips for creating more intimacy in relationships? If so, share it with us!