Is it time to strengthen your foundation of emotional intimacy?
What is emotional intimacy in a relationship? It is the deep sense of being connected to one another. It is feeling loved, respected, and appreciated while at the same time seeking to reciprocate.
To feel loved is to have the sense that the other person genuinely cares about your well-being. Respect has to do with feeling the other person has a positive regard for your personhood, intellect, abilities, and personality. Appreciation is the inner sense that he or she values your contribution to the relationship. If there is genuine love, respect, and appreciation, then you will experience emotional unity.
Whether you are single or married, understanding (and building) emotional intimacy will create a positive and life-giving atmosphere that enables you to grow closer with those you love.
Shared from The 5 love languages.