Couples and Intimate Relationships
Intimacy in a relationship is the feeling of being close and emotionally connected and supported. It means being able to share all your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with someone you can trust. It involves open communication and talking through your thoughts and talking about your emotions, letting your guard down, being vulnerable, and being your genuine self with someone.
Intimacy is built up over time, and it requires patience and effort from both partners to create and maintain. Building intimacy with someone you love can be one of the most rewarding aspects of a relationship.
Apart from emotional and sexual intimacy, you can also be intimate intellectually, recreationally, financially, spiritually, and creatively at times of happiness and crisis.
Intimacy is achieved when we become close to someone else and are reassured that we are loved and accepted for who we are. Children usually develop intimacy with parents and peers. As adults, we seek intimacy in close relationships with other adults, friends, family, and a partner.
When your relationship needs a little help it is time to seek the help of a professional. Check out some of the great resources for couples.