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Types of Intimacy #5

Wednesday, 29th October 2008

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    When two people share mutual interests, hobbies, and goals, they begin to share an intellectual form of intimacy.  Most people love to share their interests and hobbies with others. When it happens in a relationship, it can be even more exciting. Cognitive intimacy involves a level of thinking where two people converse deeply over a common interest. Such couples discover that they can talk for hours and hours without getting bored.

 


Types of Intimacy #4

Tuesday, 21st October 2008

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Intimacy 4: Psychological  This form of intimacy involves deep trust. Couples who share psychological intimacy simply know that they can trust each other. They never doubt whether personal or confidential information will be shared outside of the relationship. They also consult with one another about problems they may experience in other areas of life. They know that their partner will turn to them when in need rather than turning to someone else. This is one of the foundation stones of a healthy relationship.

 

Types of Intimacy #3

Monday, 13th October 2008

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Intimacy 3: Spiritual  Sharing personal beliefs in a God can have a very powerful effect on a relationship. Many people believe in a higher being. When a couple can share their thoughts and feelings on a religious nature with each other, a spiritual form of intimacy is created. Couples often do this when they pray, read religious books, attend meetings, and/or share personal experiences. (Unfortunately, some of us mistakenly believe that if we have had a spiritual experience with someone then it means we should marry them.)

Types of Intimacy #2

Wednesday, 8th October 2008

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Intimacy 2: Emotional  When two people can share emotional intimacy in their relationship, they don’t feel like they have to hide their feelings from each other. The couple has created a safe environment between them where they can share the most common emotions (enjoyment, love, sadness, shame, fear). When couples are comfortable sharing deep emotions with each other, they have developed emotional intimacy. This is often the solidifying bond in their relationship.