When talking about intimacy in a marriage, many couples think of only “sex” and this is pretty common.
Now, even though sex is one form of intimacy, it is not the only kind. In fact, having emotional intimacy in a relationship is also very important. Without emotional intimacy, your marriage and sex life may feel weak and monotonous.
There are many great and easy ways to help build proper emotional intimacy in a relationship by asking questions. Some questions to ask your loved ones in order to build emotional intimacy and improve sex life include the following:
1. When were you first physically attracted to me?
In the start of a relationship, everyone is undergoing the new relationship energy. Everything you are learning about your partner is very special and provides you with a magical feel.
However, soon afterward you will settle down into a more familiar feel, and this is not bad but can lack the excitement that you used to get when discovering something new about your significant other.
Sharing the memory of how you two met or what attracted you to them physically can trigger the new relationship energy, no matter how long you have been with one another.
2. What is your favorite memory of us?
Similar to talking about the story of how you met, sharing your favorite memory can also bring the new relationship feeling back.
These questions are great since they can bring back your fond memories, the emotions you share, help in giving birth to thoughts of a future together and even strengthen your bond.
So don’t forget to take a trip down memory lane and further create emotional intimacy between you and your family.
3. When did you know I was the one?
This is one very great discussion that can take place during a long drive, over a fancy dinner or simply before heading to bed and cuddling up.
Asking about when did your partner feel you were “the one” is one very intimate moment between two people and can help in strengthening your bond to a whole new level and lead to a more enjoyable sex life.
4. What was the last thing that I did for you that you had fun with?
What decreases the intimacy level in any relationship is when the other person does not feel appreciated enough. When their efforts go unnoticed; they stop being intimate and start to become selfish.
People don’t feel emotionally intimate when their partner’s efforts are missed and not given the appreciation they need.
Talking to your partner and discussing the last thing they loved that you did can give them a chance to acknowledge the amazing person that you are and even increase the intimacy level between you two and enhance the quality of your sex life.
5. How was your childhood?
Talking about the past and how your partner behaved as a child is one quick way to create and strengthen your bond.
This subject can be a great way to increase emotional intimacy between strangers, newly married couples and even for couples who have been together for years.
Exchanging fun stories, talking about your naughty behavior and other things are a great conversation starter as well.
6. What would you do if money was not an issue?
This question is a smart and great way to find out about your partner’s goal and dreams.
It makes the other person feel significant and can also make you feel closer to your partner. Your partner may feel encouraged, supported and even listened to, and this makes it a great way to increase intimacy with one another.
Asking about your partner’s past, their future, about their dreams and goals, can help create a strong emotional bond between you two.
To create emotional intimacy and enjoy a healthy sex-life, you need to open up.
It is advised both partners to take part in sustained eye contact that requires utmost vulnerability and strong intimacy.
Talking about just the two of you can help you to stay emotionally and physically connected to one another.
Being attracted to someone emotionally and physically can be the best feeling in this world; it can make you feel satisfied, gratified and above all cared for. However, things do not remain after some time, feeling the change, emotions change, and before you know it, your marriage may become disconnected emotionally.
So look out for the tell-tale signs of an emotionally disconnected and physically distant marriage and make sure that you avoid it at all costs.