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4 Ways To Let Yourself Be More Intimate In a Relationship

Relationships can be hard. The longer you’re in a relationship, the more you notice intimacy thriving or, for some, struggling. Relationship intimacy is one of the keys to a healthy and happy relationship. It requires a strong emotional and physical connection between partners, and it can increase your overall well-being.

If you notice intimacy connections with your partner are struggling or want to maintain relationship intimacy, the tips below will help you through that process. 

This article will discuss ways to let yourself be more intimate in a relationship. These tips are meant to be things you and your partner can partake in.

Take time to connect.

This includes taking time to connect daily, both physically and emotionally. It’s easy to put relationships and personal lives on the back burner when we get busy. Even if you cannot go on a date or have date night regularly, it’s important to ensure that you and your partner check in with each other. The key here is to connect and share parts of your day.

If you live together, connecting at least once a day is important. This can include holding hands, giving a meaningful hug, or lying next to each other. When you’re able to physically connect with your partner, it can help you feel more in alignment with not only them but also yourself. 

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Whether you live with your partner or not, it’s important to be intentional about the time you spend together. It’s especially important if you do not live together to spend meaningful time together. This means you’re carving out time for your relationship every week and able to bond with your partner. This would not include sitting away from each other while watching TV and splitting your attention between your phone and the television. 

While you may be in the same room and watching something together, you’re not spending actual time together. Instead, try to make a list of activities that you both enjoy and implement those. The key here is to take time to bond and reconnect with your partner.

View your relationship as a partnership.

With this tip, it’s important to remember that when you’re in a relationship, you should have a team mentality instead of an “I” or “me” mentality. This includes supporting your partner in things they are passionate about and removing your ego to feel more connected with and supported by each other. It can also include splitting up daily tasks and chores when you live together, such as cooking and cleaning. Even if you live apart, avoid waiting on or catering to the one who doesn’t live there.

Focus on the good and positive things.

There will always be ups and downs and ebbs and flows in a relationship, but it’s important to focus on the positive and good things instead of fixating on the negative. Try to find the good in things and talk about positive things with your partner to help lighten your mood. If you are having a rough time, it’s important to talk to your partner and discuss ways to improve things.

Have a life outside of your relationship.

As important as it is to prioritize your relationship, it’s also important to respect your individual needs. If you only rely on your partner, you’re setting yourself and your relationship up for failure. Spending time with friends and doing things you enjoy is just as important as spending time with your partner. When you have other things you enjoy, you can share them with your partner, which can help you grow closer while also maintaining your individuality.

The main goal of maintaining or adding intimacy to your relationship is to be connected to your partner. Hopefully, the tips above will let you be more intimate in your relationships. Reach out to learn more about therapy for intimacy seekers.

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Hi, I am Kirstin!

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A courageous explorer of the heart’s depths, passionate about partnering with successful single women who long to uncover why they get stuck when they try to get close.