If you happen to be struggling with intimacy issues in your relationship at the moment, then that’s quite unfortunate. But you don’t have to feel so bad. It’s not a hopeless situation. A lot of couples are always able to get over intimacy issues in a relationship so as long as they’re willing to both work at it together. Relationships were never designed to be easy after all; and the challenges that come with intimacy issues in relationships are part of it all.
It happens way all too often really. A lot of couples are victimized by decreasing intimacy levels as they get deeper and deeper into the relationship. It’s like the spark that was initially there when the relationship started is gradually dying down – and it’s starting to worry you. But again, you shouldn’t have to worry too much.
The fact that you’re reading this right now shows that you have the initiative and drive to save your relationship; it shows that you’re still invested and you’re still doing whatever needs to be done to make sure that your relationship lasts. And that’s always a good sign. That’s always something you should look to maintain. You should always be willing to commit whatever effort you can to your relationship.
The first thing that you have to understand about this issue is that there is no one definitive reason as to why things turned out the way that they did. All relationships are different and the reasons can vary from case to case depending on the personalities of the people involved.
But whatever the reason, there is no denying the fact that you really need to be able to address your intimacy issues if you want to ensure the longevity of your relationship. And if you’re feeling lost, don’t worry. That’s what this article is for. Here are a few tips that you can try out to resolve the intimacy issues in your relationship.
1. Never stop getting to know one another.
A lot of couples will make the mistake of getting complacent; of getting excessively comfortable with one another. The deeper they get into a relationship, they wrongly assume that they are running out of things to learn about one another. That’s a mistake.
As human beings, we are all constantly changing and growing as we get older. And so there are always some new things do discover about our personalities every day. As you change and grow as a couple, you also change and grow as individuals. And you should never stop making an effort to connect with each other; to get to know one another better.
2. Don’t sweep your problems and conflicts under a rug.
When you and your partner have a problem, confront it. If you have a disagreement, talk about it. Don’t ignore it. Don’t run away from conflict. When you tackle problems together, you are putting your relationship to a test. You are facing a challenge together and it gives you an opportunity to really band together.
3. Practice good grooming at all times.
Don’t forget that physical attractiveness plays a huge role in physical intimacy – and intimacy as a whole. Remember that one of the initial instigators of the two of you getting together was your physical attraction towards one another. And over time, you let that physical attraction turn into something much deeper and more profound. But sometimes, we tend to take that fact for granted.
Yes, your partner loves you for more than just your looks. But that doesn’t mean that you should just be letting yourself go entirely. You still have to make sure that you are presenting yourself as a well-groomed specimen who wants to look good for your partner. It goes a long way in maintaining the intimacy between the two of you.
4. Let go of all past relationships – both yours and theirs.
Don’t let the emotional weight of previous relationships bog you down. Don’t let these relationship serve as a wall between you and your partner. You always have to make sure that you let go and detach yourself from these relationships so that you can focus all of your emotional energy into the relationship that you’re currently in. Getting caught up in old romances can really hinder your intimate advances.
5. Be confident and don’t let your insecurity get in the way of you being intimate.
You would be surprised at just how many people let their insecurities get in the way of them being intimate with their partners. And you have to make sure that you can overcome your insecurities to make sure that you aren’t holding back when it comes to being intimate with your partner.
Just be confident in the fact that your partner loves you – and they will love whatever efforts you put into this relationship. They will appreciate you for your bravery to overcome your vulnerabilities. And so you shouldn’t be letting your insecurities take control of your life at all.
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