Intimacy involves emotional closeness, connectedness with another person, and the desire to share each other’s innermost thoughts and feelings. Lean in. Intimate relationships are characterized by attitudes of mutual trust, caring, and acceptance. Couples counseling may improve your communication with each other and, thereby, your emotional closeness. But before you book a session, you may, if you like, spend a little time with these free resources.
“Lead your most important relationships from mere companionship to real intimacy.”
Communicating feelings and understanding emotions in intimate relationships helps you to cultivate closeness and depth. Speaking the language of love and emotions is not making yourself vulnerable but strengthening your relationship bond. Empathy leads a couple toward a mutually satisfying relationship but doesn’t ensure one. Finding solutions to issues when emotions are involved moves you toward being able to spend more time enjoying each other and less time fighting.
Change these days is a constant. There’s no avoiding change. So if you’re not actively changing and improving for the better, you’re falling behind. Consider self-growth or personal development as your transformation rather than trying to change your partner or relationship.