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5 Factors That Influence Emotional Intimacy That You Should Acquaint Yourself With

To build, grow or maintain emotional intimacy in your relationship or marriage, you must be aware of the factors that make it possible. You need to know the factors that influence emotional intimacy in your relationship or marriage before you can comfortably grow and maintain it.

The importance of emotional intimacy in a relationship or marriage can never be overemphasised. It is so important that its absence causes harm to a relationship and marriage. If you want to build and maintain emotional intimacy in your relationship or marriage, you need to acquaint yourself with these factors.

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1. Knowing, liking and loving yourself.

Honestly, you can't love someone else if you don't love yourself. One who hates himself can't fall in love. You fall in love because you feel loved. You have to understand yourself first, know yourself, know what you want and what you deserve. You also need to like yourself before you will like someone else.

If you know, understand, like and love yourself, you will understand what you deserve in a relationship or marriage and go for that person who you believe will give you what you deserve.

Knowing, liking and loving yourself is the first approach to falling in love. It is also the first thing to acquaint yourself with before you can successfully maintain intimate relationship with your lover.

Having full knowledge of your emotional importance, how love makes you feel by also falling in love with yourself will make you take your lover just as you take yourself. This will take you closer to your lover and you will be able to maintain intimacy in your relationship or marriage.

2. Caring.

Caring is an important factor that influences and facilities the building and maintenance of emotional intimacy in a relationship or marriage. When you care for the person you love, he or she feels happier and more satisfied, this draws them closer to you, both physically and emotionally. This will in turn promote and maintain intimacy in your relationship or marriage.

If you want to maintain that emotional intimacy that is existing in your relationship or marriage, do well to acquaint yourself with acts of kindness. Be kind to your lover and show them great care and love day in day out.

3. Trust.

Trust brings and keeps lovers together. You can't love someone you don't trust. This is because, love has to do with commitment and submission. You can't submit to someone you don't trust. What is the essence of love if you can't trust the person you claim to love?

Trust is one of those factors you must acquaint yourself with in the journey of building, growing and maintaining emotional intimacy.

4. Truthfulness and impartiality.

Being truthful to yourself and to your lover as well as being impartial are two of the important factors that influence emotional intimacy which you should acquaint yourself with if you actually want to maintain this intimacy in your relationship or marriage.

Be truthful or honest to your lover. Treat your lover the way you treat yourself. Be impartial. That is what love wants you to do. Love your partner the way you love yourself.

5. Effective communication.

The last but not the least among the important factors that influence emotional intimacy is communication. Honestly, the importance of communication in a relationship or marriage should not be underrated. Take communication very serious. It determines if a relationship or marriage will last or not.

If you communicate with your lover effectively, you will grow and maintain intimacy in your relationship.

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