Mar 17, 2012
To have a successful and happy marriage you must know its building blocks that are love, care, sex, respect, communication and closeness. Here, we have discussed how to improve marital intimacy and love.
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A little communication gap can create a number of misunderstandings in a couple. Your life partner should be your best friend, who should know every important detail of your life. A person understands his or her partner well and therefore, share all your worries, tensions and problems with him or her. Hiding things or delaying confessions are likely to develop misunderstandings and misinterpretations of things, thereby causing anger and decreased trust. You should be close enough to your husband or wife to ensure that communication gap has no space to develop.
After marriage, responsibilities increase and after having children, they get doubled. Spending time together on a regular basis is no longer possible. To improve your marriage, schedule some time, which you and your partner can spend alone. Simply cuddling, watching a movie or going on a coffee date can give you ample quality time to spend together. During this time, do not talk about money, family or work. Try to re-establish your connection with one another and plan to spend more time in each other’s company. Planning an all-alone-romantic-weekend-trip can bring back the lost spark.
Improved sex life is correlated with increased intimacy. Love-making becomes occasional after few years of marriage or it may seem like an obligation. Take a break from your hectic life and plan how you to increase intimacy with your partner in the bedroom. Be seductive and put across few innovative ideas to make your sexual life better. Try different sex positions, give a body massage to your partner, decorate your bedroom or just strip for him or her. These ideas will add passion and excitement in your married life. Even gentle caresses at unexpected times may excite your partner.
Caring for your partner does not mean nagging him or her every time. Take full note of his or her habits, routines, likes and dislikes. Surprise him or her with unplanned dinners, movie or picnic. Giving him/her gifts will also show how much you love and care.. Have long conversations and discuss things that concern him or her or both of you. Caring about your spouse’s sexual needs will please him or her. Never show anger by boycotting the bedroom or leaving as this result in resentments and misunderstandings.
A marriage cannot work if the partners have conflicting value systems. Understand each other’s beliefs and respect viewpoints. To know your partner better, talk to him or her about his or her core values, goals, outlook to life, religious viewpoint and ideas to improve your married life. This increases your compatibility and things become easier.
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