4 Ways To Bring Back Intimacy

Improving Intimacy.

One of the services we provide is Intimate Solution counseling. This approach is weaved into our overall work with couples and individuals, especially for those who suffer from intimacy anorexia and their partners.

What is Intimacy Anorexia?

Why Is Intimacy Important?

How Can I Improve Intimacy?

1. Make Time For Deep Emotional Talks

Deep conversations can foster emotional intimacy. Take a break from thinking about office tension or household chores. Sharing your thoughts and feelings at the end of the day. Do not constantly assess or evaluate your partner when he or she is speaking. Listening without judgment.

2. Express Gratitude To Your Partner For Little Things

Expressing gratitude even on little things is the best way to show your love and affection towards your partner. Include “Thank You” and “I love you” in your daily conversations.

3. Try New Things Together

Research has shown that learning new things together can strengthen the emotional bonds between spouses. You can try anything new: attend cooking classes or participate in a new sport. This rekindles the spark and makes you feel like a team.

According to Dr. Gottman, “Every positive action in a relationship is foreplay.”

So, spend time with your partner.

4. Make Sex A Priority

Many couples put sex far down on their priority list. Make physical intimacy a priority and ;maintain physical connection. Also, sex needs may change with time. Therefore, break up the routine and try some new things. You can try new sex positions or places to keep your sex-life healthy and exciting.

Are You An Intimacy Anorexic?

To help you determine if you or your partner is an intimacy anorexic, go to this questionnaire:

Our private therapy sessions or our couples workshop can help you discover the underlying issues of intimacy anorexia.​​

About Caralee Frederic

Caralee Frederic, LCSW, has practiced as a private couples and individual therapist in Colorado, specializing in marriage and family counseling, for about 20 years. She is a Certified Gottman Therapist, and also focuses on sexual addiction recovery, trauma and Couples On The Brink Counseling.