Emotional intimacy is how close you feel emotionally to your spouse. It speaks to the type of connection that you share with one another, the non-sexual affection that you show, and how you communicate, openly and honestly. In its simplest terms, emotional intimacy speaks to the friendship that you share with your husband or your wife. 10 Ways to Reclaim Your Time and … [Read more...]
5 Key Ingredients to Creating Electrifying Emotional Intimacy in Your Marriage
Emotional intimacy is how close you feel emotionally to your spouse. It speaks to the type of connection that you share with one another, the non-sexual affection that you show, and how you communicate, openly and honestly. In its simplest terms, emotional intimacy speaks to the friendship that you share with your husband or your wife. Here are four key ingredients to creating … [Read more...]
The 3 Types Of Intimacy Every Marriage Needs To Thrive
What is intimacy? When we look at the true definition, everything surrounding intimacy deals with closeness to another person: closeness of contact, friendship, warmth, and familiarity. What Is Intimacy | All Your Questions Answered In this article: The Bond Holding Marriage Together Type 1: Sexual Intimacy Type 2: Emotional Intimacy Type 3: Spiritual … [Read more...]
Men: At Last, the One Simple Thing that Women Really Want
Listening to music today is totally different from years ago. Romance has been replaced with role reversal, explicit sex, and stories of unhealthy relationships. Somewhere between the promiscuity and the perceived lack of good men, relationships have gone astray. Both sexes are complaining about the other and it appears that more division, than unity is taking place. In the … [Read more...]
Why Do Men Struggle with Being Emotionally Sensitive?
Dear Dr. Buckingham, I have been married to my husband for 12 years and he does not attempt to meet my emotional needs. Whenever I express my unhappiness with his lack of sensitivity and emotional coldness, he accuses me of being too emotional and dramatic. When we first met, he was not very attentive to my emotional needs, but I brushed it off. Now, I am tired of brushing it … [Read more...]
Ask Dr. Buckingham: How Can I Determine if I am Getting Quality Time?
Dr. Buckingham, I am confused about whether or not I should move forward with marrying my fiancé. He works very long hours and does not like to miss opportunities to make money. He is a good guy, a great provider and protector, but he does not meet my emotional needs. When we are together he showers me with gifts, but I do not feel like our time together is quality. I am not … [Read more...]
Ask Dr. Buckingham: What Does “I Love You, But Not In Love with YOU” Mean?
Dr. Buckingham, I have been dating this guy for several months and I am starting to fall in love with him. I think he is the one for me, but he keeps telling me that he loves me, but is not in love with me. What does that mean? Thanks, Erica Dear Erica, Over the past fourteen years, I have heard hundreds of men tell women they love them, but are not in love with them. I … [Read more...]