Emotional Intimacy is something I’ve been exploring quite a lot lately. I’ve been experiencing some form of it my whole life. However, not until Francis and I were faced with a life changing decision in order to be together did I really connect with it.
Gratefully, I’ve had some amazing mentors that embody the kind of relationships I want (and have) in my life. Here is a piece with some lessons I’ve learned along the way that have helped me create deeper connections with those I love.
The Yoga of Revealing Yourself: 4 Tips for Emotional Intimacy
You are constantly invited to be what you are. ~Ralph Waldo Emmerson
Emotional intimacy is the ultimate in trust, honesty, and communication in relationships. It is an exchange of knowing each other at the deepest level possible.
For example, early in my relationships I was afraid people wouldn’t like me. I held all my needs in and would sit silent while the person conversing was hurt by my closed off reaction. In truth, people did like me, but I often pushed them away from an authentic relationship.
Throughout my adult life I’ve unlearned what I thought emotional intimacy was and relearned it.
Question: What does emotional intimacy mean to you? Feel free to comment, I would love to hear from you.
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