May 31

Little Known Ways to Rebuild Intimacy in Your Relationship – Part 6

Seven Steps that Rebuild Intimacy – A Seven Part Series

Here’s Step 6. Make sure you don’t miss the final important step that we’ll post tomorrow. If you missed the beginning of the series, click here: Rebuild Intimacy – Part One

Step 6: Appreciation

Any time is a good time to express appreciation for what you enjoy about your relationship. But at this point–more than ever–identifying what you are grateful for and expressing your appreciation for that is very supportive. And as you move forward it helps to have a foundation of appreciation to build on.

We suggest you make a list and then express your appreciation to your partner. You’re with this person because there are things about them that you like. Things that were done that you’ve enjoyed.

This may be a bit challenging if you’re in the middle of a relationship crisis, but don’t worry… If you’re having a hard time coming up with things to appreciate, remember back to the beginning of your relationship or use the values exercised to stimulate the memories of past expressions of love.

As we said in part one, you must still believe your relationship is worth some effort or you wouldn’t have gone to all the trouble of reading this far.

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2 Responses to “Little Known Ways to Rebuild Intimacy in Your Relationship – Part 6”

  1. Martin Cooney says:

    Appreciation is an obvious area where we can all do better, Beth and Neill.
    But it needs to be honest appreciation and not some invented action – you know what I mean. A guy or gal thinks ‘Oh, it’s 9pm, time for some appreciation’.

    All these things need to be built into a person’s natural action and personality and that takes more than a once off demonstration.

    • Neill Gibson says:

      Thanks for the comment Martin, and we couldn’t agree more. Honest appreciation requires that you take the time to get in touch with the ways you are sincerely grateful for how the other person contributes to you, and expressing that to the other person in a way that they can understand.