Dating tips for long term relationships
It can feel easier to avoid being honest if we feel that could be hurtful, but it is only with honesty that trust is built, and trust is the essence of a good relationship. There are different qualities to sex at different stages in a long relationship: first, passion; the urgency of reproductive sex; snatched sex in the early years of parenthood; then the slower intimacy of midlife onwards.
But our culture presents only one type as being valid: youthful, vigorous, usually penetrative.
For instance, couples sometimes mistakenly believe that “love” will help them deal with any issue that comes up, and that if the other person truly loved you, they would just do as you ask.
If you can understand and accept the need for constant attention and work in your relationship, you’re started in the right direction.1.
Compromise Relationships are about not only taking, but also giving.
The four dimensions of intimacy are: Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, and Shared Activities.
Here’s a quick exercise to check you and your partner's compatibility in intimacy.