Being in a loving relationship is all about kindness and affection. Furthermore, some people prefer to be affectionate through words or small daily gestures, whilst others wish for more physical affection such as hugging, kissing and holding hands in the street, etc. Additionally, for your displays of affection to be appropriate for both of you, you must find common ground with your partner.


Intimacy is the closeness between people in personal relationships. It’s what builds over time as you connect with someone, grow to care about each other and feel more and more comfortable during your time together. It can include physical or emotional closeness. However, there are usually things that we tend to keep to ourselves because they make us vulnerable. It is a privilege to be so close to someone that you can tell them your secrets that no one else knows.


Respect between partners is essential for a relationship to work. However, the longer the relationship, the more you may need to make a conscious effort to be respectful. After many months or years of a relationship, when you know each other so well that you are not careful about the way that you talk to each other, it is possible that you could hurt your partner’s feelings by speaking without thinking. In all communication with each other, even in arguments, it is important to remain respectful.


All of our actions and decisions affect our partners in one way or another. So, it is important to be attentive and considerate and take into account their relationship expectations. That doesn’t mean saying yes to everything they ask but listening to them and showing that their opinion matters to you.


Every relationship is based on the time you spend together, sharing moments and building a common history. If your partner has little time for you, ask yourself how much of your own time are you willing to give to improve your relationship. There shouldn’t be an imbalance between partners in terms of time devoted to the relationship.

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