5 Simple Ways to Create Intimacy in Your Relationship
Posted on Monday, January 11, 2016 in News by Lee Wassem
Let's talk about intimacy for a moment... How many of us feel that struggle to connect and then stay connected to our partner? Intimacy can be a tricky thing! We may live together, eat together and sleep together, but do you ever feel like you and your spouse/partner operate more like roommates? I want to share with you 5 simple ways to create intimacy in your relationship.
TALK. Make time to talk to each other, really talk, at least once a week. Sounds simple enough, right? It should be! But with work, kids, errands and everything else that goes on during the week, this can be tough! So my suggestion is to pick a day each week and put it on both of your calendars. It can be as simple as sitting down for a chat after the kids go to bed. Put your phones away, look into each other’s eyes and really TALK.
HUG. What can a hug do for your relationship? Hugging increases the body’s production of oxytocin, the chemical that increases our sense of connectedness. A simple ten-second hug also increases that “feel good” chemical called serotonin. Hug each other, look into each other's eyes and breathe together. We can all make time for that, right?
QUALITY TIME. Pick an activity that you love doing together, whether it's going on a bike ride, gardening or watching Netflix (my personal favorite, haha!). Just be together, without kids, doing something fun... it can bring you closer.
DATE. Go on a date! A real date. Hire a babysitter or call grandma. Even if you don’t have kids, going on a date can get put on the back burner. Between those fun nights out with friends and just being plain ole tired, sometimes we forget to date each other! It doesn’t have to be an expensive night out. It can be a simple walk to town for a coffee or seeing a movie. Whatever it is, just have it be the two of you.
MAKE LOVE. I’m not talking about a quickie while the kids are playing in the backyard. I’m talking about lighting a candle, turning down the lights, putting on some music, giving each other a massage and truly taking your time.
What do you and your partner do to connect more in your relationship? Share in the comments below!
This Spring, Zoe Organics is launching an Intimacy Collection! Read all about it in this blog post. Here's to more intimacy in 2016!