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6 Keys To Building A Long and Intimate Marriage

Alexandra Stockwell, MD teaches that, in order to keep our relationships fresh and exciting, it’s essential to regularly check in. Read what you should be asking.

March 29, 2023

As children, we are constantly growing and changing, eagerly anticipating each new milestone with excitement and wonder. Learning how to roll over, crawl, talk, walk, and tie our shoes are all significant accomplishments that we celebrate with joy and pride. However, as we grow older, we often become stuck in our routines and habits, and the excitement of growth and change can fade away.

This is especially true in our marriages. After the honeymoon phase is over and we settle into our routines, it can be easy to become bored and unfulfilled. However, seeking growth in your relationship is a powerful way to deepen connection and reignite the spark.

In fact, seek growth is one of the 6 Keys To An Intimate Marriage, which I describe in detail in my book Uncompromising Intimacy. In order to keep our relationships fresh and exciting, it’s essential to regularly check in, with yourself and your partner, about what is alive within you, what you desire now and what is changing or feeling stuck.

One way to prioritize growth in your relationship is to be intentional about it. Make it a priority to try new things together and explore new experiences. Maybe you could take a dance class together, try a new hobby, or plan a trip to a place you’ve never been before.

But growth doesn’t always have to be about trying new things. Sometimes it’s about taking a deeper look at yourself and rour relationship. Are there areas where you can improve your communication or emotional connection? Are there patterns in your behavior that are holding you back from experiencing deeper intimacy?

By focusing on growth and seeking opportunities for learning and evolution, you can transform any challenge or difficulty in your relationship into an opportunity for growth. Instead of becoming frustrated or discouraged by conflicts or disagreements, learn to see them as opportunities to learn more about yourself and your partner, and to deepen your connection.

In order to seek growth in your relationship, it’s important to be clear and intentional about your priorities. Take the time to regularly check in with yourself and your partner and be open to new experiences and perspectives. By embracing the power of growth and evolution, you’ll create a deeper and more fulfilling connection with your partner that will continue to grow and flourish over time.

To learn more about this, take a look at my podcast

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