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Beat Disease and Keep Fighting Fit

Hi there! Welcome to my blog. My name is Debbie and I am a housewife from Alice Springs, Australia. I love the life I have here with my wonderful husband and our four kids. It all started about a year ago when I realised that I couldn't read the label on a jar of food I was trying to open. I asked my husband if there was a problem with the way the label had been printed but he said he could read it just fine. He booked me an appointment at Vision2000Kota and they carried out some test to rule out any serious problems. Thankfully, I just needed to start wearing glasses. I hope you enjoy my health and medical blog.

Beat Disease and Keep Fighting Fit

Couples Counselling: 3 Ways to Strengthening Intimacy in a Relationship

Regina Barnett

Intimacy is a brick in the foundation of a good relationship and ensures the health and well being of each partner. Many couples tend to find that intimacy fades in their relationship as time goes on. This is because all relationships need work. If you're not constantly putting in work in your relationship, this foundation will crumble. If you and your partner crave more intimacy, relationship counselling can really help. Both you and your partner will learn exercises that build intimacy. In addition to counselling, here are 3 other ways you can strengthen intimacy in your relationship at home.

Put Away the Electronics

Did you know that 75% of women in committed relationships feel that smartphones are disrupting their love life? With all of the apps and games offered by smartphones nowadays, it's easy to get caught up with the contents on the screen of your phone instead of what your partner has to offer. Many women feel as if they are competing with their partner's smartphone for attention and affection.

One of the easiest ways for building intimacy is to put away the electronics – especially the smartphones. Put your phone on silent or on vibrate when you are spending time with your partner, and make an effort to stop checking your phone every several minutes when on a date, when having a meal or simply when spending a little quality time together. Have your partner do the same. You'd be surprised at how much of a difference the absence of any electronics will make. You and your partner will spend more time and attention on each other.

Spend More Time Cuddling

Touch can be a powerful. Physical contact with your partner can reduce anxiety, curb stress, strengthen your immune system and also cause your body to release more oxytocin, which is the hormone responsible for creating a sense of intimacy. In fact, couples who cuddle more after having sexual intercourse generally report being more satisfied in their relationship.

To further build intimacy, the answer is simple. Cuddle more! Spend more time in bed simply cuddling up with your partner in the morning or go to bed early in order to spend some time cuddling. Just the act of having more physical contact can help strengthen intimacy in your relationship and help both you and your partner feel more satisfied with the relationship.

Show Gratitude

Simple actions can have profound effects on intimacy in a relationship. By just showing that gratitude for your partner, you can decrease negative emotions and increase positive emotions within the relationship. Overall, this can improve both you and your partner's relationship satisfaction.

There are many different ways that you can show gratitude. The simplest is to keep a gratitude list where both you and your partner write down one thing that you are grateful for each and every day. You can also take turns telling each other what you love or appreciate about one another. Another idea is to write notes and cards thanking your partner for the little things he or she does for you.


Intimacy is a curious thing. It can be easy to build and strengthen, but also easy to break. Maintaining a good relationship takes a lot of work, but it's worth it.