Could you be losing love in your relationship and not even know it? How often is intimacy a part of your relationship? You can ignore it all you want but intimacy and love are key ingredients in a thriving relationship. It provides fuel to your relationship and allows you to feel close to your spouse. Of course, intimacy requires effort on the part of the couple and works the best when it’s a “two-way street.” It should not feel like work or a chore. Intimacy is the “playground” for adults should be full of fun and adventure.
So, what does intimacy look like in a relationship? Let’s explore some ways you can use to stop losing love and begin to increase intimacy and how to have a loving relationship starting today!
I’m sure you have heard so many times that intimacy is the key to a successful marriage. Losing love does not happen on it’s own! Sharing your feelings is a key ingredient to grow your relationship over time. How often do you share your feeling in your relationship? You know the raw emotions that you are feeling deep in your heart and soul. The “mushy” stuff that pulls at your heart strings.
Words alone are simply not enough to increase intimacy in your relationship. Couples often feel that they are losing love when they notice less and less affection. How do you show your loved one how you feel?
This one sounds like a cliché. But opening your mind and heart simply refers to your willingness to talk to your spouse about anything and everything. Neither one of you should have fear of approaching a topic that is uncomfortable. Shouldn’t your spouse be your lover and best friend? Opening up about challenges you are experiencing and finding solutions together will make you feel closer and set the tone for intimacy in your relationship.
Are you being vulnerable in your relationship? Someone who is not open to being loved or loving someone else can never build intimacy.
Trust is a large part of building intimacy in a relationship. Knowing your partner is dependable goes a long way to helping you feel comfortable,
Although affection my not always lead to sex, it should go down that path once in a while. It’s great to feel the warmth of your loved one’s body and connecting in a deep way. Men tend to want to be closer or more intimate if they are having sex. Women want sex when intimacy increases.
I always tell couples in marriage counseling that overcoming the feeling of losing love and change are not easy but it is well worth it in the end. Noticing what is breaking down in your life is the first step in beginning to do something different. The key is being honest with yourself so you can be honest with the world around you.
Change will only happen when you are willing to open the door and invite change into your life.
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