Nurturing intimacy and a deep connection is achieved through communication and opening up to your partner. Only when each partner can communicate feelings, preferences, and expectations regarding intimacy.
Intimacy is more than sex and affection; it’s a deep connection that weaves throughout the entire relationship.
Consider your sexual relationship:
- What do you and your partner need from each other to feel comfortable discussing your sexual relationship
- Have you discussed preferences with regards to sex?
- What barriers keep you from feeling close to each other?
- How has intimacy changed over the length of your relationship?
- What outside factors impact intimacy (kids, job, other family members, health, money, etc.)?
If your goal is to increase intimacy in your relationship, you’ll need to take some steps to get there. Decide on a time in the future to have a conversation about your level of connection.
The key is to establish a time to discuss progress for the sake of accountability.
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!
Tune in for more tips next week.
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