How do You Create Intimacy When Your Relationship Seems to be on Rocky Ground?

Couple in bed, man sleeping woman looking at him feeling very frustratedIn several recent posts I have discussed how intimacy develops over time. And that the important ingredients for its foundation are honesty and openness – building a firm foundation of trust in one another.  That’s sounds easy but what if your relationship is on somewhat rocky ground? And what I’m talking about feels way out of your comfort zone…?

The first thing to ask yourself is ‘What happened?’ Where did things go awry? And why…?’Continue Reading

Nurture Your Relationship & Watch the Love & Affection Deepen & Grow

A silhouette of a mature tree against the sunset and a quote from John Lennon that love needs to be nurturedWhile my analogy may sound cold or objective… relationships are no different from pieces of machinery. If not maintained and nurtured they fall apart.

So what’s important?… it’s important to maintain it, nurture it, and keep it in tip top condition so that you create and have the relationship of your dreams…The relationship that you deserve… Keeping the love tank full and never lifting your eyes from the road you’re on and the destination you both want to reach.Continue Reading

What are the Essential Ingredients to Deepen the Intimacy in YOUR Relationship?

Three clear glass flasks each with a colourful chemical ingredient insideThere are several key ingredients that foster and deepen the intimacy in a relationship, enabling one to truly be you and reveal yourself fully.

Key is that the communication in the relationship is open and honest… always… But to feel safe to do so requires a high degree of trust and integrity to exist.

What do I mean? Honesty and openness are multi layered, complex attributes or values rather than simple ones… each require you to be true to yourself and to honor yourself and to trust your partner completely. Knowing that you will be supported and accepted for all that you do and say. Both honoring one another and fully accepted no matter what.Continue Reading

True Intimacy is Letting Someone Truly See You for Who You Are…

Stone statues of little boy and little girl about to kiss one another

Romance courtesy of pixabay

In a previous post I discussed some of the parameters governing intimacy and what is required for intimacy to develop and grow in a deeply loving relationship. In that post I mentioned the importance of trust as a foundation stone for intimacy to flourish and develop fully.

To develop true intimacy, requires being able to be yourself and trust your partner…to respect that trust… trusting that you are safe to be yourself, and to openly express how you feel…Continue Reading

What is Intimacy? How Does it Develop & How Do You Keep It Alive? What a Question…

Head shot of young black couple laughing -clearly very connected and in love with one another I’m often asked, what is intimacy and why is it so important?

Intimacy is encapsulated by the emotional closeness you feel towards your significant other. It’s about being able to be yourself with your partner… rather than having to feel that you need to be on guard…or protect yourself.

True intimacy means being able to be free…To be yourself …To let your guard down, and let your partner know who you really are and how you really feel.Continue Reading

Trust & Respect…The Foundations to a Healthy, Deeply Loving, Connected Partnership

Older couple lovingly holding one anotherHaving a truly loving relationship that deepens over time… fully connected and devoted to one another is what most of us desire and deserve. If that’s what you want then it’s important to ensure that your home and its environs epitomize that love. And that the home environment is a safe haven or place where you both feel that love… a place where you both feel safe with one another and secure at all times…Continue Reading

Are You the Best of Friends? – 3 Keys to Having a Healthy Loving Relationship…

Young couple sharing a milkshake togetherWe all want our relationships to be healthy, loving and fulfilling…It’s what every couple deserves and in the ideal what we all dream about…

I’m sure that you wouldn’t be reading this article or visiting my site if you weren’t seeking this or didn’t agree with me…And while you may have experienced some bumps along the way the intention for all of us is for our relationships to be truly loving and fulfilling…and for them to deepen over time…Continue Reading

Respect! – The Cornerstone of Every Healthy, Deeply Loving Relationship!

Image of Max & Lubov AzriaLiving, loving and harmoniously working or creating together…Is that a sign of a successful relationship or of love? – and if so what part does respect play?

I was at the hairdressers the other day having my regular cut, colour and style and while waiting for the colour to set thumbed aimlessly through a recent Vogue magazine, when what seemed an odd or curious quote caught my attention…No!  Jumped out at me…!

There on the right hand side of what was inserted as a feature article was a beautiful full colour spread, featuring the landscaped grounds and pool area of an expansive and very tastefully decorated home.Continue Reading