Emotional Intimacy in Marriage

Emotional Intimacy in Marriage

A soulmate connection is a phrase that sometimes defines emotional intimacy. It describes a deep bond between a husband and wife that may be referred to as love talk. There are those who distinguish between the two by assuming emotional intimacy is developed, whereas a connection between soulmates is automatic—ordained and Heaven-sent. Let’s assume that a soulmate bond and emotional intimacy are essentially the same thing: then, whether developed or made in Heaven, there are four characteristics:

The Four C’s of Emotional Intimacy:

  1. Communication
    When couples are able to accurately convey their feelings to each other without intimidation, worry of reprisal, or embarrassment, they are on their way to relating within a context of acceptance. Let’s face it, this often requires learning better conversation skills, but the results are well worth any effort needed. It’s so important for couples to learn how to forgive one another to keep the barriers to communication from preventing intimacy.
  2. Caring
    Authentic caring promotes openness, honesty, and vulnerability to know and be known by others. Coupled with this caring comes a sense of freedom to be completely yourself, with no pretense, regardless of other people’s expectations. With this in place, a soulmate bond will naturally lead to understanding each other on a very deep level!
  3. Commitment
    There is no better definition of emotional intimacy than a connectedness that exists when two people are enjoying the benefits of commitment and trust toward each other. Each is committed to the well being and development of the other; each fully trusts the other and knows they are perfectly safe with each. It’s interesting to know at this point in a relationship the non-verbal communication is every bit as valuable as the words that are spoken!
  4. Common Values
    Holding common fundamental beliefs and core values result in couples seeing and “feeling” the world in the same way. This mutual emotional perspective is a sure sign of a soulmate connection.

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