Being Intimate

Vulnerability and intimacy are two words that create stress for most humans. To experience intimacy on deeper and more profound levels, one must experience vulnerability. By integrating the following five types of intimacy within your relationship, you can reduce the stress of vulnerability and attain deeper levels of intimacy.

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Social intimacy

Couple on the beach

Social intimacy is greatly intertwined with the other aspects of intimacy.

If you take the time to share experiences together, you can grow in other areas of intimacy. You never know what life experiences can bring to you personally or as a couple.

5 Ways to experience social intimacy:

  1. Have a date night one night per week.
  2. Go for a walk on the beach, watch a sunset or experience some quiet time together.
  3. Participate in some activity outside of your normal routine to build "together experiences" and memories.
  4. Do something you would not normally do that your partner enjoys, and ask the same of him.
  5. Remember that just because you are married or that you are involved in a long-term relationship, courtship never ends! Treat every day as if you were in the beginning stages of your relationship, and enjoy the newness that every day brings.

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Comments on "Create intimacy through vulnerability"

Tina January 18, 2013 | 12:56 PM

My husband and I talk all the time. It's really important to stay friends and stay connected via conversations.

Katie October 15, 2012 | 3:07 PM

I like the idea of spicing up our physical intimacy. It's nice the article states to make 20 non ual touches to your partner. I like that it's not solely focused on . Physical intimacy is so much more than just that.

Lauren October 15, 2012 | 3:05 PM

Social intimacy is important for sure. My husband used to always hold my hand, always. Now that we're married, it's died down haha, but if I remind him or just take initiative and grab his, he likes that.

Stacy October 15, 2012 | 3:04 PM

I think having intellectual intimacy is so important. It's always nice to talk about dreams and ambitions together. Normally that's something talked about often when you're first dating, so it shouldn't end just because you're married now.

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