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5 Keys to a More Intimate Relationship

https://psychcentral.com/blog/5-keys-to-a-more-intimate-relationship/

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5 Keys to a More Intimate Relationship
Unless you're one of the few lucky couples in the world, it's likely that you've found yourself in a romantic slump at some time or another. Let's face it, life happens. We get busy, we get comfortable, we get stuck in our respective roles, we become complacent, and we get a little bored.

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Pay attention and be present

Pay attention and be present

When your significant other is speaking, it is of the utmost importance to try your best to give your undivided attention.

Too much multi-tasking when conversations are important can be damaging to a relationship as it may leave one partner feeling less important.

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Be emotionally available

It is important to be emotionally available to your significant other. Share your emotions, your thoughts and feelings with your partner and be willing to hear theirs. This creates a very strong emotional bond for both.

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Be supportive

Be supportive

As partners, you should strive to be each other’s biggest cheerleaders. 

We all need support and should be able to find it in our intimate relationships.

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Find common interests

If you don’t know or can’t remember, strike up a conversation about things you both enjoy and see what you have in common. 

If you find that you don’t have many common interests, try new activities together.

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Make time for laughter

Make time for laughter

When is the last time you and your spouse sat down and had a really good laugh? Laughter is a natural physical uplift. Try it and see how good you feel afterward. 

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