Are you both on the same wavelength? Do you “get” each other? Can you talk ‘til all hours of the night about anything and everything—even stuff like kids and finances?
Emotional intimacy in marriage is when a couple’s intimacy develops as a strong sense of closeness and love with each other.
Probably the last thing you think about when you hear “intimacy” is spirituality. But if you believe that God or some higher power wants us to love each other, then it makes sense.
Being “intimate” is at the root of the word “intimacy,” but what does that mean? Is it just sex, or is it more than that? Is there a difference between sex and intimacy?
Understanding is also a form of intimacy. Understanding self and partner, one must be honest with self and open to learning of one’s partner. Intimacy is not selfish, but it is an action of love towards your mate.
Respect for each other shows intimacy in a very mature form. Mutual respect simply allows for each person to create space for difference and exemplifies your love in action.
We can only really communicate with someone we are close with, and communication shows a different level of intimacy. Communication generates vulnerability, trust, and openness.
We only allow someone to see how vulnerable we can get when we are close with them. The vulnerability allows for sincerity and honesty between one another.
Trust is an important aspect of fostering intimacy. It allows couples to have confidence that their partner is loyal, honest, and committed to the marital relationship.