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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5 Keys to a More Intimate Relationship

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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

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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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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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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What is meant by the definition of intellectual intimacy: being on the same wavelength, 'getting' each other, being able and enjoying talking ‘til all hours of the night about anything and everything.

You have a similar approach to life and enjoy conversing with each other. You may have different ideas but you work to come together.

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Interdependence

Being dependent on another person can be unhealthy. Independence, taken to an extreme, can actually get in the way of us being able to connect emotionally with others in a meaningful way. 

Interdependence suggests that partners recognize and value the importance of the emotional bond they share while maintaining a solid sense of self within the relationship dynamic. 

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Interdependence Can Build a Lasting and Safe Relationship

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Rekindling the Fire

Many couples have reached a cozy state of companionship. The humdrumness of life affects the long-term relationship.

It is not uncommon to lose the 'fire' and is unrealistic to expect consistency.

Though love, sex, and intimacy do fluctuate over our lifetimes, there are several possible ways to reconnect with your partner and rekindle the relationship.

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Relight the fire: how to fall back in love with your partner

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