When we talk about intimacy in relationships we mean more than just sexual connection- but how do we cultivate it when we feel intimacy is lacking? Tune in this week to gather Gina and Julie's favorite ways to build intimacy in relationships.
"People use 'intimacy' as a euphemism for sex because they're uncomfortable saying 'sex.' It feels it's less crude or obvious... But we'ew talking about a broader spectrum of intimacy."
"Specificity, presence, and meaning usually increase intimacy."
"Trust, vulnerability, and intimacy go together."
"Share your story only with people who've earned the right to hold it."
Download this worksheet and reflect on the areas of intimacy and note how either a relationship you have with someone else, or how your relationship with yourself fills your needs for different types of intimacy.
Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC is a sexuality counselor and communication consultant specializing in healthy boundaries, passionate relationships, jealousy, and infidelity. She supports non-traditional couples all over the world as a retreat leader and certified relationship coach.
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Julie Jeske, LPC is a sex and relationship counselor. She has a private practice where she helps clients increase intimacy, ignite passion and deepen their connection to themselves and others. Julie especially loves to help women discover who they are sexually. Through counseling, online classes, or in-person retreats; her clients learn how to talk about their sexual and relationship desires, and explore ways to make them a reality.
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