Reintroducing intimacy in a marriage takes time, and it is normal for some couples to take longer than others.
Examples of how you can restore intimacy in your marriage include:
- Improving communication skills, such as conflict resolution, learning how to express needs, and demonstrating active listening. Quality communication is one of the most effective ways to increase feelings of closeness and build trust.
- Being mindful of personal expectations and addressing them to reduce misunderstandings about intimacy.
- Exploring activities that both you and your spouse enjoy, such as leisure activities like going for a stroll in the park together.
Rediscovering intimacy in a marriage can be a personal and sensitive issue for some. If you and your spouse struggle with intimacy, seeking help from counselling may be beneficial. Find out more about marital counselling here.