Learning to support one another and integrate spirituality into your relationship can increase your sense of intimacy and satisfaction

Sharing beliefs with each other and discussing your preferences for practicing and expressing spirituality will strengthen this area of your relationship. While it isn’t about trying to make your partner meet you where you are on your spiritual journey, it is about learning to support one another and integrate spirituality into your relationship to increase … Continue reading Learning to support one another and integrate spirituality into your relationship can increase your sense of intimacy and satisfaction

What outside factors impact intimacy (kids, job, other family members, health, money, etc.)?

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 … Continue reading What outside factors impact intimacy (kids, job, other family members, health, money, etc.)?

Intimacy is more than sex and affection; it’s a deep connection that weaves throughout the entire relationship

Intimacy is more than sex and affection; it’s a deep connection that weaves throughout the entire relationship. Consider intimacy in your relationship: Do you consider other areas of closeness in your relationship to be intimate? How is a close spiritual connection intimate? How is a close emotional connection intimate? When do you and your partner … Continue reading Intimacy is more than sex and affection; it’s a deep connection that weaves throughout the entire relationship

Each couple experiences intimacy differently and it might vary between partners as well

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 … Continue reading Each couple experiences intimacy differently and it might vary between partners as well

Daily Compliments, guaranteed to increase intimacy

Daily Compliments help you focus on the positive things you like about each other. Every day give your partner at least one genuine compliment. These can be general (“you are fun to be with”) or specific (“I appreciate that you were on time for the concert”). Communicate techniques to increase intimacy: Give full attention to … Continue reading Daily Compliments, guaranteed to increase intimacy

My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part VI)

It may be no surprise that seriously dating and engaged couples are more prone to “agree” or “strongly agree” with statements such as “We are as happy as any couple could possibly be!” Almost intoxicated by love, engaged couples are often known for being infatuated with one another. They tend to be confident that they’ll … Continue reading My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part VI)

My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part V)

It may be no surprise that seriously dating and engaged couples are more prone to “agree” or “strongly agree” with statements such as “We are as happy as any couple could possibly be!” Almost intoxicated by love, engaged couples are often known for being infatuated with one another. They tend to be confident that they’ll … Continue reading My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part V)

My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part IV)

It may be no surprise that seriously dating and engaged couples are more prone to “agree” or “strongly agree” with statements such as “We are as happy as any couple could possibly be!” Almost intoxicated by love, engaged couples are often known for being infatuated with one another. They tend to be confident that they’ll … Continue reading My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part IV)

My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part III)

It may be no surprise that seriously dating and engaged couples are more prone to “agree” or “strongly agree” with statements such as “We are as happy as any couple could possibly be!” Almost intoxicated by love, engaged couples are often known for being infatuated with one another. They tend to be confident that they’ll … Continue reading My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part III)

My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part II)

It may be no surprise that seriously dating and engaged couples are more prone to “agree” or “strongly agree” with statements such as “We are as happy as any couple could possibly be!” Almost intoxicated by love, engaged couples are often known for being infatuated with one another. They tend to be confident that they’ll … Continue reading My partner is the only person with whom I could have a happy marriage: Exploring Unrealistic Expectations (Part II)