6 Ways to Explore Emotional Intimacy With Your Significant Other

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You’ve been going out for a long time, or your relationship is suffering from Covid fatigue, and the emotional intimacy is non-existent, so what do you do? For starters, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.

Emotional intimacy is one of the most valued connections between two people. It unquestionably trumps physical intimacy because, without emotional intimacy, physical closeness can be affected, leaving one or both partners resentful, lonely and lacking trust in each other. 

The ability to be open and share thoughts and feelings builds trust. And this trust is the institution by which all healthy relationships are established. When emotional needs aren’t understood, the relationship can start breaking down. Emotional intimacy begins with being in touch with your own emotions allowing you to express them better with your partner, thus making the bond stronger. 

1. Learn to be vulnerable

The goal of emotional intimacy is to break down the walls built out of fear and rely on your romantic partner, knowing they have your back no matter what.

2. Find ways to communicate

Check-in with each other. Have the critical conversions and the small ones. Talk about your fears and dreams. If you find it hard in the beginning, start by writing letters.

3. Don’t judge

Accept each other for better or worse, no judgment, only understanding.

4. Be brutally honest

Secrets and all, there’s nothing more intimate than sharing your deepest and darkest truths. The truth will reveal what is missing and what needs work.

5. Connect by spending time together

Sometimes quality is better than quantity. Devote time to shared passions and trying out new interests.

6. Seek professional help

If all else fails, consult a therapist for support. A third party can lay the groundwork in re-building emotional intimacy in a relationship.

Chetna Jaraim

Chetna Jaraim

Chetna is a content writer and copy editor from Canada who loves hiking in the Rocky Mountains. She writes about life experiences in the hopes that others will benefit. She dated her husband for eight years and with communication, trust, change, and growth, she believes any relationship can last.

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