12 Subtle Ways To Keep Intimacy Sparkling In Your Relationship!
By- Shreya Sharma
Intimacy plays an important role in any relationship and you should never overlook that. Intimacy is the close relation two people share, not just physically but also emotionally. You should be able to be vulnerable with your partner and accept and respect your partner’s feelings and opinions. Being intimate takes time, practice and efforts. Your intimacy level shows if things will work in long run or not. Here are 12 subtle ways to keep intimacy sparkling in your relationship.
Be honest with your partner and try not to lie to them about things. A little white lie never hurts but lying about major things will hamper your intimacy level. Be honest if you do not agree with your partner’s decision. The truth may ignite a minor argument but he will be happy that you were being honest. Free communication builds intimacy.
Generously share your feelings and time with your partner. Do not play mind games. Do not wait for your man to initiate things or to say sorry first always. The relationship is about ‘give and take’ while still sustaining your individuality. Do not give yourself completely and changing yourself into someone you never were.
Do fun things
Doing fun activities together leads to fewer fights and more love. It makes you feel connected which builds a more intimate relationship. Go to an amusement park, hangout with friends, go on dates; spending time together will ignite the intimacy.
Indulge in new things together
Go on a vacation to a place that neither of you has been to, or join some dance or cooking class, or do any other experience worth thing together. Experiencing things together builds a great sense of connectivity and intimacy with each other, plus you will have so many new memories.
Allocate a day for date night. This is important when you both are busy with your career or kids and cannot manage enough time for one another. Allocate a date night once a week for your partner where you will only focus on each other. Do something meaningful and fun together.
Do the things that please your partner
Do the things he loves; if he likes playing PS2, play with him to show your love for him. Buy tickets for the action movie he wanted to watch or allow him to decide the TV show to watch. Indulge in the activities your partner enjoys, no matter however boring you find them.
Appreciate your partner
Show appreciation for your partner’s efforts to keep the intimacy alive. Do not overlook this aspect. We all like to be appreciated by the people we love. Show your appreciation by thanking him or cooking him a meal. Take some time every day to thank your partner and tell him about how much you love him.
Be his support
Support your partner no matter what. Be his support pillar through highs and lows. Do all that you can do to support your partner when they are sick or there is a financial crisis or death of someone important or any situation!
Lower the stress level
When you have less stress and worries in your life, you will undoubtedly have more space in your mind, heart, and schedule for your partner to build intimacy. Stress management improves sexual and emotional intimacy with your partner.
Touching someone means turning your emotional intimacy into physical because sometimes feelings and words are not enough to express what you feel. Touch your partner often; be it between sheets act, hugging, kissing or fondling often.
Go to bed together
This is the simplest yet most overlooked way to keep the intimacy alive. Our life has become so fast-paced and busy that couples find themselves going to bed at different times. This disconnects people and leads to lack of intimacy.
Show your love
Write a letter for your man and leave it in his bag to find it later, or plan a romantic night out, or just say ‘I Love You’ to your partner from your heart. Your partner will love the efforts and affection you put in for him.