What increases intimacy?
Recreational intimacy is doing things together that you both enjoy. From playing a game together, watching a movie or having a walk, these are all ways that improve the level of intimacy and lead to an overall satisfying sexual intimacy.
How intimacy is built?
It involves being open and talking through your thoughts and emotions, letting your guard down (being vulnerable), and showing someone else how you feel and what your hopes and dreams are. Intimacy is built up over time, and it requires patience and effort from both partners to create and maintain.
What are the stages of intimate relationship?
This model consists of four different stages: (1) infatuation & fusion, (2) conflict & power struggle, (3) adjustment & consolidation, and (4) maturation & differentiation. The first stage of an intimate relationship takes place as two people meet, become intensely involved, and fall in love.