When we think of intimacy, we often think of sex. But emotional intimacy is just as important to a relationship. If you haven’t heard about the term “Emotional Intimacy”, here is a short definition for you: “When people in a love relationship feel safe sharing their feelings with each other, even uncomfortable ones”.
Intimacy in a romantic relationship is usually something that is built over time. New relationships might have moments of intimacy, but building long-term intimacy is a gradual process that requires patience and communication from both parties. That sounds really nice… but how can we increase intimacy in real life?
Well, there are different ways to do so, and like many things in life, it doesn’t have to be that complicated. It could be as simple as reading a book together! Ideally, it will be a book about a common interest so both will be eager to share your thoughts and reflect on them.
One of my favourite books about relationships is “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”
If you’d have the opportunity to read a book with your partner, which one would you read?