11. Lessen stress
When you have less stress and worries in your life, you will undoubtedly have more space in your mind, heart and schedule for your partner to build intimacy. Research has shown that stress management should be something to consider if you want to improve sexual and emotional intimacy with your partner. Be it cutting back on your work hours, forgoing high pressure projects, or cutting out toxic or destructive people from your life, do all that you can to lessen the stress in your life for the benefit of your relationship.