If Your Relationship Has These 7 Components, You’re Experiencing True Intimacy
Being a part of a couple does not always guarantee the feeling of intimacy.
It is a complicated matter that most of us struggle to understand and even to experience. So, it is worth it to see what the experts have to say on the topic.
The 5 Stages Of Intimacy (And Why You Need To Know Where You Are)
First, intimate partners have extensive personal, often confidential, knowledge about each other. Favorite foods, color preferences, family issues and all the details of the other’s lifestyle are things we might be quite familiar with. Knowing someone deeply is one of the important signs of intimacy.
Depending on someone else is what scare many people from entering into a serious relationship. But it is also indicative for the degree of closeness in a couple. Intimate partners take each other’s plans into consideration, they compromise schedules and preferences in order to reach a consensus. Having your life intertwined with that of someone else means affecting and influencing what the other person does and how (s)he feels.
It seems obvious that to be intimate with someone you have to care for her. But sometimes it is that particular element which fades away in long-term relationships and compromises the quality of intimacy in the couple. We never actually overcome the need to be cared for. It is primal and it is the closest affect to love.
Trust is not only about abstaining from adultery. In intimate couples trust is about being sure that the other would not ever hurt you intentionally. You can risk being vulnerable with your partner and retain the feeling of basic safety.