Intimacy In a Relationship: Why it is important and what to avoid
Types of intimacy
- Emotional intimacy,
- Physical intimacy,
- Intellectual intimacy
Intimacy is one of the key aspects of any marriage or relationship
What to avoid, if you wish to build intimacy
1. Neglecting your partner
2. Resentment and bitterness
4. Lying and deception
5. Taking one another for granted
6. Not communicating effectively
If you feel like your relationship could use some improvement in the communication department, start by trying to be more open and honest with each other. Be clear about what you expect from the conversation and try not to get defensive if your partner brings up something that you don’t want to talk about. If things get too heated, take a break and revisit the conversation when both parties have had a chance to cool down.
It is important not to forget that communication is a two-way street – it takes effort from both parties to make sure that lines of communication remain open and healthy!
7. Lack of trust
There are many ways to build trust in a relationship. Often, it takes time and effort from both people involved. If you feel like your trust has been violated by your partner, take some time for yourself to reflect on why this might be the case.
Talk to your partner about your concerns and work together to rebuild the trust that has been lost. If you find that you can't seem to rebuild the trust in your relationship, it might be best to end things before they get too complicated.
Now that we’ve gone over some of the most common intimacy killers,
Can a relationship survive without intimacy and how to rebuild it?