Experience a variety of circumstances so that different aspects of your personalities emerge.For instance, start to meet each other’s families and/or friends.To be discerning we need to be clear headed and remember what was said.
If you’ve given yourselves the opportunity for emotional intimacy to grow and it hasn’t, you haven’t failed.
This is just not the right relationship to take to that deeper level.
Our bodies often know before our conscious minds, so pay attention to what you feel. As emotional intimacy deepens, it’s natural for physical intimacy to develop.
Allowing both of these aspects of the relationship to progress at the same pace keeps us in alignment and helps avoid regret later on.
While many don’t articulate it, most of us crave emotional intimacy.
We want someone we can share with on a deep level, someone we trust who will be gentle yet honest with us.
We can encourage it, though, by creating conditions from which it can develop.
Being alert, we will recognize situations where achieving emotional intimacy is more likely than in other circumstances.
Just as you need to do your inner work, they need to have done theirs.
I’m amazed how many people really don’t know themselves well, making it especially difficult for us to know them and to be sure they’re emotionally available.
Emotional intimacy seems especially evasive in a world that appears to rank the physical far ahead of the emotional.