What is an intimate relationship? Quotes that define the characteristics of real emotional intimacy.
Intimacy in relationships is commonly misconstrued. It’s not all about the physical aspect of your relationship. It’s deeper and more meaningful and emotional than that. Love has to be given more credit. If someone only finds intimacy with their significant other in the physicality of their relationship, maybe that connection and those feelings should be reconsidered. Everyone deserves to be loved entirely for everything they are and stand for.
Intimacy is emotions, love, thoughts, effort, smiles, laughs, memories, fights, and passion.
Too many times love is taken for granted and not appreciated the way that it should be. Lust is so frequently mistaken for love. Feelings and attachments that develop from a purely physical relationship make things complicated when people are trying not to build an actual relationship. It’s so hard to be physical with a person without developing some sort of feelings or attachments for them. That’s how people work. A lot of love stories start from a simple hook up because they end up spending so much time together due to their moments of lust and horniness that they can’t help but start to get to know that person regardless of their intentions going into the situation.
Intimacy in a relationship is often not given enough respect either. People tend to dive right into the physical aspect of a relationship because that’s fun and exciting, but it can also take away from the real emotional connections between two people. Or it can even distract the couple from a lack of emotional connection between them that they’re not yet ready to address. If two people are in a bad relationship and they just avoid their problems by being physical, it prevents them from growing closer and getting better emotionally and mentally with each other because all they think about and focus on is the intimacy between them physically.
1. Open your heart to those who’ve earned it.
“There’s a place in your heart where nobody’s been. Take me there.” — Rascal Flatts
2. Honesty is the best policy.
“Intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them and their response is ‘you’re safe with me’, that’s intimacy.” — Taylor Jenkins Reid
3. Dreaming about those you love …