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STRENGTHENING THE EMOTIONAL
Bond in Your Love Relationship
Strengthening the Emotional Bond in Your Love Relationship
When you're in a love relationship, it's important to behave in ways that will help the
relationship last.
Holding hands together, looking into each other's eyes, having
special dates, and planning a get-away together are all wonderful methods to
enhance your emotional intimacy.
Other effective strategies are being honest about your feelings, listening well, and
having an equal partnership.
Implementing these tips will help draw you closer together and strengthen your
bond:

1. Hold hands when you're out together. It feels good to demonstrate your love for
one another. Plus, when you hold hands, you show the world that the two of you
are a closely connected couple. Holding hands is a great way to express your
love for each other. Try it and see the difference it makes.
2. Look into your partner's eyes when you talk to him. As life gets busy, it's easy
to forget to do the little things, like gaze into your partner's eyes. If you make it
a point to look into your partner's eyes when you speak to him, the two of you
will be drawn closer and closer.
3. Keep your relationship fresh by scheduling a special date each week. Plan in
advance to do something special together. Whether it's enjoying a meal at the
new gourmet restaurant on Friday night or having lunch and seeing a movie on
Saturday afternoon, weekly dates should be common occurrences.
Your partner will love the idea that you were thinking about what the two
of you could do to enjoy each other's company after a busy work week.
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4. Plan a little get-away together. Nothing enhances intimacy like planning a
romantic get-away together. Talk about where you want to go and what you
want to do when you get there. It's exciting and fun to think about seeing a new
place together that neither of you have seen before.
It doesn't have to cost a lot of money - if you live near the seashore, make
the drive together and stay over one night. Enjoy the beach, have a nice
dinner out and explore the area. If you live near an historic location, spend
the day exploring places of historic significance, have a great lunch or
dinner and drive back home.
Whether it's a day trip or an overnight foray, bring adventure into your
lives by investigating new places.

5. Be genuine, open and respectful when sharing your feelings. Tell your true
feelings to your mate. They'll appreciate it if you do it in an honest,
non-threatening way.
Saying something like, "I really appreciate that you prepared my favorite
meal when you knew I was having a rough day" or "I'd prefer not to see the
combat film; let's see the comedy instead" shows you feel safe enough in
the relationship to be genuine and real with your feelings.
6. On the flip side, listen closely with all your attention. Assume that everything
your partner says is important. Stop what you're doing and pay close attention
when they talk.
If you're not sure what they mean, say it back to them just to
make sure.
Saving something like, "Do you mean that you'd rather see the movie at
the local theater instead of the one in the city?" will help you clarify what
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your partner said. You'll enjoy a more intimate relationship if you both
know you're listening and listened to by the other.
7. Make it a goal to have an equal partnership. If you both give and receive
respect to each other, your relationship stands to become very strong and your
emotional intimacy level will vastly increase.
To strengthen and solidify the relationship, accept that neither partner is
more important than the other, nor should external family members get in
between your relationship.
If you put these strategies to work in your relationship, you'll experience the most
intimate and beautiful love affair you've ever desired or experienced!
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