Couples & Romantic Love-9 Ways-Build Intimacy in Relationships | Dr. Christina Hibbert
It's common to stop asking questions that can help strengthen emotional intimacy in a relationship. Today, I'm sharing 99 questions to help do. Emotional intimacy is so very important for our individual wellbeing as well as the health of our relationship. Stressors, change, schedules. So, make a commitment to strengthen your relationship today. Commit to building intimacy. Make it your life's work. Keep the romantic love alive.
Then, get to work and do it.
Physical intimacy is about much more than just sex. It involves spending time together, hugging, cuddling, holding hands, and even a back rub after a long day. The more you expand your definition of physical connection, the stronger your physical connection will be. Watch a move and cuddle in front of a fire. Give each other a long, tight hug after you get home from work. Kiss each other hello and goodbye. Show each other you just like to be together, that you are interested in each other physically and not just sexually.
Then, make sure you make time for sex, too. Especially for parents, protect your intimate time together. Plan it, if need be, after the kids are asleep or when you can take them to a sitter for the night. Go away for a weekend as often as you can. You need time to just be together as a couple. You need to remember the physical fire is still there and keep it burning. My husband and I, playing, as we toured the Big Island of Hawaii!
In fact, research shows that adults who play are more creative and joyful. Play has also been shown to create deep bonds between strangers, promote healing, and yes, create more intimacy and connection in our personal relationships. Let loose together today. Make time to talk about your life. Have each partner write 20 questions to discuss, then cut them up and put them in a jar. Spend a night or two or ten choosing questions and getting to know each other.
The more we know one another, the more we understand one another, and the greater our romantic bond. You like to paint and he likes to go to sporting events? Try an artistic adventure together, or go with him to that basketball game. Develop hobbies you both enjoy, like hiking or traveling, or whatever it may be.
Something obviously brought you together in the first place, so keep those similar passions thriving by actively planning to do them together. Every time you come together to solve a problem, you build your team.
Seek opportunities to work together, as a team. You need to be a team. You need to count on each other. A strong partnership begins with two strong individuals.
Support each other in solitude, hobbies, and individual passions. It will make for a happier partner and bring even better conversations, too!
The Most Important Tool For Restoring Emotional Intimacy to Your Marriage
I recently spoke with a friend whose husband was struggling with what he believes about God. She, on the other hand, feels strong in her faith.
However, they talk aobut it. They attend church together. Stressors, change, schedules, physical distance, mental preoccupation, the ebb and flow of life … so many things can lead to our waking up one morning and feeling distant from our intimate other.
Examples include a promotion at work or helping a friend through a tough time. If you have the feeling that you and your partner could use an intimacy boost, here are six great ideas for revving up a connection that needs renewal or is just due for some TLC. Make time to do something meaningful to both of you, together Sure, date night is important. Connection-deepening activities are ones that get you focused on each other as people — and on your relationship. Take a scenic drive to get an ice cream, clean the tub together, or take a cooking class.
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Be curious Often, because we become invested in the rightness or correctness of our opinions, we stop being curious about why the other person feels the way they do about a given issues.
Appreciating the why of where your intimate partner is coming from — without feeling threatened that their why might trump yours — is a powerful means of building empathy without giving up your own opinion and empathy is deeply intimate. Be available in a new or different way To instantly inject intimacy into your relationship, make the decision to be available to your partner in a way you usually are not.
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Surprise generosity is a huge intimacy booster. Even if you do it on your own, it will help you refocus on points of connection that drew you to them initially and regardless of all the irritations we inevitably face in the course of intimate relationships.