Whether you are starting something new or have been with your partner for years, here are five tips by a psychotherapist to strengthen the emotional connection and build intimacy.
In modern times with multiple priorities and never-ending to-do lists, relationships can suffer due to lack of open communication and insufficient quality time, and a faultline may crop up even between the most compatible partners. Stories of early break-up and marriage collapse are not uncommon these days. One of the reasons could be the lack of enough quality time that is needed to build the foundation of a relationship in its formative times. Work-life balance is difficult to achieve and this leaves couples with unmanaged stress that may eventually take a massive toll on a relationship. There comes a point, when the differences get to the point of being irreversible. (Also read: 5 levels of conversation in a relationship: Therapist explains)
“Creating a robust and secure relationship takes time and effort. Building trust, connection, and intimacy with your partner may take time, effort, and dedication. Feelings of intimacy and trust are essential for a healthy relationship. While most couples understand the importance of nurturing these components, there often needs to be more connection between understanding the concept and putting it into practice. It’s difficult to foster intimacy and trust, especially when life gets busy or stress builds up,” says Dr. Chandni Tugnait is M.D. (Alternative Medicines), Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Business Coach, NLP Expert, Healer, Founder & Director – Gateway of Healing.
Whether you are starting something new or have been with your partner for years, here are five tips by Dr Tugnait to strengthen the connection between you two.