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Intimacy In a Relationship

by Muthoni Kamande

Intimacy is that quality of being close, self-disclosing, and affectionate with another person. It means being able to share a whole range of thoughts, feelings and experiences that we have as human beings.

It involves being open and talking through your thoughts and emotions, letting your guard down, and showing someone else how you feel and what your hopes and dreams are.

Intimacy is built up over time

●Celebrate the good things in your relationship.
●Talk openly about your feelings and what you need from the relationship.
●Create opportunities for intimacy.
●Accept that your relationship will have highs and lows.
●Be positive about what you have in your relationship.

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Intimacy also requires patience and effort from both partners to create and maintain.

Discovering 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, creatively (for example, renovating your home) and at times of crisis (working as a team during tough times).

This will surely create a stronger bond between you and your partner.

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