You might think a deep connection translates to a thriving physical relationship and vice versa. While this can be the case, it’s not always true. Each couple experiences intimacy differently and it might vary between partners as well. This is why it is so important to talk about it!
We use many terms when referring to intimacy (affection, sexual relationship), yet intimacy encompasses more than a physical relationship. Intimacy is the deep connection we have with our partner emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and physically.
Consider the questions:
- How do you and your partner like to receive affection from one another
- How do you like to show affection? Are affectionate acts verbal or nonverbal in your relationship?
- How do you both respond to affection?
- Where did you and your partner learn about affection?
Intimacy is more than sex and affection; it’s a deep connection that weaves throughout the entire relationship.
If you and your partner ever feel overwhelmed by your results or the ensuing discussion, we encourage you to seek out professional support. Call us.
Consider taking an assessment or working through our Discussion Guide for Couples... that's a great place start!
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