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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Emotional intimacy

Couple consoling each other

Emotional intimacy takes place when you share something that makes you feel insecure or vulnerable, and your partner responds in love with respect and kindness.

This trust and confidence will cause your relationship to grow to deeper levels of love.

5 Ways to experience emotional intimacy:

  1. Share with your partner an event or action that causes you to feel bad, scared or insecure, and ask him do the same with you.
  2. Share the happiest, most exciting thoughts and events in your day and ask the same of your partner.
  3. Share your true emotions with your partner and be "real" with him about who you truly are and where you are coming from. Ask your partner to do the same with you.
  4. Share your feelings and thoughts with your partner. He is interested in what makes you uniquely you.
  5. Exchange your deepest secrets together, and listen to each other with open and loving hearts -- and without judgment.

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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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