It's the big elephant that sits in the bedroom of many married couples: lack of intimacy. Do you find yourself struggling (and failing) to make time for your physical relationship? If so, you're not alone. There are many factors that may play into a couple's lack of physical connection, causing them to feel disconnected. Here are 7 Ways to bring intimacy back into marriage.
7 Ways to Bring Intimacy Back into Marriage
1. Start Small
You and your spouse may have lost most all of your physical connection. It's easier to yell "bye" on your way out the door than go give him/her a kiss. That basic connection, however, is vital to your physical relationship. Take the extra few seconds and make sure you kiss one another every day.
2. Work through Exhaustion
Working adults, whether working at home with the kids or in the workforce are often exhausted. This steals the energy that could be focused on intimacy. Work with your spouse to find time for you to get your intimacy back on track. While it may not seem spontaneous at first, finding times when you both have more energy will help you to get into habits of time frames that work best for both of you.
3. Put Your Focus back on Each Other
Often work and kids cause us to focus our attention on everything but our relationships. Wehave found that it requires conscious effort to make sure that our primary focus is on each other and our marriage. Once you have reset your focus, it becomes easier for the intimacy to fall naturally back in place.