When you have a strong connection to your partner, nothing can jeopardize your relationship ¾ even when you hit a rough patch that seems difficult to work through and get past. Focus on the following tips, and get more satisfaction in your relationship than ever before.
The Importance of Your Connection
- An intimate connection is the bond between two partners that connects them emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.
- A strong connection can improve your confidence and your partner’s confidence individually and as a couple.
- It can enhance the romance, fun and flirtation.
- Your intimate connection can enhance the friendship, an essential component of a long lasting relationship and the foundation of a strong connection.
- Ways of connecting to your partner include eye contact, catching up with each other daily, checking in with each other emotionally, having a satisfactory sex life, commonality and sharing your life fully and presently.
What Happens When You “Tune Out”
- “Tuning out” refers to not being present in your partner’s life, listening passively to the conversation, watching TV when your partner is talking to you, not spicing things up in the bedroom or during conversation, not staying engaged in the relationship, etc.
- When you tune out, you start severing the emotional connection between you and your partner.
- Tuning out allows more fighting and disconnects to take place.
- If there is no connection, then there is no glue to hold everything else together.
- Your physical health can suffer as a result; studies show that couples who don’t stay engaged and connected fail to continue making their physical health a top priority.
- Your confidence can slip. If you spend more time working and less time with your partner, it can become a slippery slope that is hard to recover from if you don’t take action right away.
Practice Passionate Listening and Responding
- Improve your bond by actively listening to your partner during conversation.
- Engage by affirming what your partner has said, and ask how you can help. Does your partner need advice, suggestions or just an ear to listen?
- Focus on the moment. Show interest and act engaged in what your partner is going through and what he or she is talking about.
- Show passion for what your partner is passionate about.
Share New Things About Yourself to Your Partner
- Focus on enhancing your relationship by treating it as brand new. What can you reveal to your partner that he or she doesn’t already know about you?
- What new activity or fact about your past can you bring into your relationship?
- Begin looking for opportunities to unveil new tidbits about your life, so that you can form a deeper bond than before.
Focus on Your Commonality and Then Enhance It
- What do you have in common with your partner? Make a list of everything the both of you love to do, talk about it and experience it.
- Take a look at your list and focus on a stronger bond by working on what you have in common. For example, if you like to eat Asian food, explore new Asian restaurants.
It doesn’t matter how long you have been together with your partner or how much you know about them. There is always something new to discover and to learn about yourself and your part in the relationship. When you do, you’ll enhance your connection and ignite your romance to new levels.