The dictionary explanation of intimacy between life partners is that of closeness, a togetherness, a comfortable and confident familiarity with each other. It includes affection and warmth towards each other. And of course friendship.
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So yes, intimacy is about a deep connection between two people where they can be themselves with the knowing that who ever they are is accepted and appreciated by their partner. This deep level of rapport creates a safe cocoon where both parties can be vulnerable and experience mental, emotional and physical trust in the relationship. It is sacred ground.
Intimacy is not just about having sex. It goes beyond that. It’s about sharing with each other what is going on in your lives, the highs and the lows. It’s about listening to understand without judgement and interrupting. It’s about appreciating each other.