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10 Tips to Help Improve Intimacy in Your Relationship from a licensed therapist • atlanta life and style blog | southern fashion blogger
What is your definition of intimacy? In my practice, I hear a variety of answers to this question. In fact, in my premarital sessions, we spend a whole hour talking about this issue, along with commitment and passion. These three things are interrelated and there is tons of research about how they all work together. To learn more about that, I encourage you to research it on your own. I find it fascinating, but it goes beyond the scope of what I am trying to convey here. Often times, passion and intimacy are mistaken for each other and although they are definitely related, intimacy is better defined as the friendship and/or closeness of a relationship. It is actually a building block for lasting passion and a satisfying sex life. Sex is intimacy in motion (pun intended), and is not necessarily intimacy itself. I make this clarification in order to get across that I am not necessarily writing to give tips on passion, but rather, tips on how to improve your closeness, your connectedness and your friendship with your significant other, in hopes that it will, in fact, improve your passion as well. Here are 10 tips I recommend. Take a …