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5 Steps To Build Emotional Intimacy and Have a Happier Marriage This Year

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Emotional intimacy can be challenging to achieve especially as the years go by! Wouldn't you agree?

Marriage requires effort to maintain its strength and meaning but the rewards for your efforts are immeasurable.

If you're feeling disconnected from your partner, it's time to take action.

Here are 5 steps to building emotional intimacy in your marriage:


Create an Emotionally Safe Space

Creating an environment where your partner feels comfortable sharing their feelings is crucial in building emotional intimacy. This could be as simple as actively listening and not being judgmental, or finding a place where the two of you can have open and honest conversations.

Set the "rules of engagement" where you both decide what are off-bounds; what are acceptable and unacceptable behaviors.

When your partner feels safe, they'll be more likely to share their innermost thoughts and feelings.


Practice Vulnerability

Sharing your own fears and insecurities with your partner can create a deeper level of understanding and emotional intimacy.

When you open up about your own struggles, you're letting your partner know that you trust them with your vulnerable side. This can help you both build trust and emotional closeness.


Show Interest in Your Partner's Hobbies and Interests

Take the time to learn about your partner's hobbies and interests, and make an effort to share them. Whether it's trying a new hobby together or attending a concert or show, shared experiences can bring you both closer together.

Showing interest in your partner's passions can help them feel appreciated and loved.


Practice Gratitude

Expressing appreciation and recognition for your partner's efforts and contributions is a powerful tool for building emotional intimacy.

Taking the time to acknowledge and thank your partner for the things they do, big and small, can help strengthen your bond and deepen your emotional connection.


Make Time for Intimacy

Scheduling regular date nights or special moments together is an essential step in building emotional intimacy.

Taking the time to connect physically and emotionally can help keep the spark alive in your marriage.

Whether it's a candlelit dinner, a movie night, or a weekend getaway, making time for intimacy can help you both feel more connected and fulfilled.


Final Thoughts

By following these five steps, you can ignite the spark of emotional intimacy and start your year with a stronger and happier marriage. Don't wait to take action, start building emotional intimacy today.

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