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Emotional Intimacy: Expressing Feelings

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When we think of intimacy, we often think of sex. But emotional intimacy is just as important to a relationship. If you and your partner are emotionally distant, you won’t get much out of your interactions, and you may even start to resent each other. But if you can open up and disclose your deepest thoughts and emotions, you’ll be constantly learning about yourself and your partner, which can only make your connection stronger.https://www.bustle.com/p/what-does-emotional-intimacy-feel-like-in-a-relationship-7-ways-to-know-if-you-your-partner-are-connecting-3903913
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This is one of the most important things in a relationship. You should be able to express or communicate your feelings and emotion to your spouse especially. If you have this, the emotional bond will be unbreakable. Relationship will be stronger and definitely can last a lifetime.
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Have you find yourself or your partner having difficulty expressing feelings?
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Thank you so much for opening the idea of emotional intelligence to me. Now I understand how to become more intimate which is the most difficult yet important part of a relationship.
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Thank you so much for opening the idea of emotional intelligence to me. Now I understand how to become more intimate which is the most difficult yet important part of a relationship.
Agree.
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What if your partner shuts down and falls asleep when you finally do open up and share? Is it because they can't handle it or don't know how?
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What if your partner shuts down and falls asleep when you finally do open up and share? Is it because they can't handle it or don't know how?
OMG! This is my problem.
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What if your partner shuts down and falls asleep when you finally do open up and share? Is it because they can't handle it or don't know how?
Maybe it's better not to do the sharing or opening up part at night and if you feel he is not yet ready, wait a little longer.
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This literally answered all my questions.... wow.
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Thank you. I could not recognize my emotions & communicate them to her, this helped a lot.
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People would be surprised what a hug would do early on.
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I wish I had known this earlier before my first relationship ended. I was with my first girlfriend and I got her by being a nice guy and a gentleman. I was very kind to her and I showed her that I cared and she eventually got into a relationship with me because of this. Early on, we did share about our pasts and open up to each other. However, after she opened up to me about the reason for her seasonal affective disorder (SAD) I thought I knew everything about her and I stopped asking how about her feelings and emotions unless I actually saw that she was sad. I continued to do nice things for her and take care of her through her moments of depression and I thought she loved me more for that. After winter ended, her depression stopped and I stopped strengthening our emotional connection.
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Great content. Thank you.
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I don´t know, this could be a two edged sword and I would not use it very often.

If I share my feelings with her, for example feeling of anxiety or fear, she might also get involved into it, it can open a whole new set of problems, with questions like, is it something about me, about our relationship, ... etc, etc.. and before you know it, you talk yourself into a bigger mess.
Maybe only my experience is like that, but I could imagine this working between two mature, opened and well established partners.
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I don´t know, this could be a two edged sword and I would not use it very often.

If I share my feelings with her, for example feeling of anxiety or fear, she might also get involved into it, it can open a whole new set of problems, with questions like, is it something about me, about our relationship, ... etc, etc.. and before you know it, you talk yourself into a bigger mess.
Maybe only my experience is like that, but I could imagine this working between two mature, opened and well established partners.
Usually I do ask that, but I trust when he says"no it's not about us." I worry MORE if he feels he can't share it. I can't tell what he's thinking then though I can sense something is not what he says, and it worries me. I'll start running through theories of why he feles he can't share it with me in my head and as it goes on these theories become progressively worse. Just because the discussion/argument isn't happening between two people doesn't mean there isn't a problem.
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What if I'm the one to ask how is my partner feeling? Can I be the one to ask what they need?
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