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Intimacy and dating

It might be the high of attending a concert together that stirred your souls.

True marital intimacy usually involves being honest with your spouse and allowing yourself to be vulnerable.

Because you know your spouse well and trust him/her not to hurt you, you are willing to give yourself completely and risk the unknown.

Emotional intimacy is one of the strongest bonders in a marriage.

It is violated when a spouse shares intimate thoughts and feelings with a friend, co- worker, or on- line.

But eventually, the clock strikes midnight and Cinderella must run home before the stage coach becomes a pumpkin and her dress returns to rags. Burying is not always bad; it's a sign that the relationship is real and weaves into your everyday existence.

Your brain cannot, biologically, maintain the high of infatuation; you will fry.The infatuation will ebb and flow at different points.

Other forms of intimacy are emotional, intellectual, heart- to- heart conversations, working together at common goals, and spiritual intimacy.Related: 6 Cuddling Positions You MUST Try That Go WAY Beyond Just Spooning Although there are no typical couples, every relationship goes through intimacy stages. I want to marry him.""I can't believe we have so much in common.""He is great in bed.""I cannot to see him again.""Oh, I should eat something.And just like with grief, these stages do not always happen in this particular order. I'm going to vomit."Oh, the sweet, syrupy stage of infatuation. Hormones and logic rarely coincide, so we find ourselves doing things like checking email 12-24 times an hour, not eating, going to get our nails done at midnight, buying pajamas to match our bed sheets, and so on.The challenge is to find ways to do this respectfully.It can be scary at times to let down one’s emotional guard, but when trust is developed over time, it feels safe.It may be discussing a book, movie, or play, dissecting all the nuances of the plot and symbolism.