We use many terms when referring to intimacy (affection, sexual relationship), yet intimacy encompasses more than a physical relationship.
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!
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! Tune in for more tips next week.
Do you need help with an issue or problem? Our approach helps to generate deep and productive conversations that couples would not otherwise have about their relationship. These conversations can restore insight and understanding about one another.
More tips at www.couplecheckup.com.au, tune in next week…
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The CoupleCheckup generates deep and productive conversations that couples would not otherwise have about their relationship. These conversations restore insight and understanding about one another. The CoupleCheckup can help to revive a relationship and increase intimacy.
The CoupleCheckup is an online couple assessment based on the PREPARE/ENRICH couple inventories. The Checkup assessment and Checkup report are designed to go directly to couples at any stage of their relationship (dating, engaged or married). The online system allows for dynamic customization of the assessment to each couple based on how the couple answers background questions. The goal is for the CoupleCheckup to reach a more diverse group of couples, to empower couples to deal with issues on their own and to emphasize prevention over remediation.