What is intimacy?
December 24, 2012 11:43 AM Subscribe
How does emotional intimacy work in your marriage/LTR?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (18 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for anecdotes about emotional intimacy in a marriage/LTR, mainly to help me better understand whether I'm crazy for wanting greater intimacy in my own.
I've been married for about 7 years, together for nearly twice as long. I don't feel that my partner knows me that well, in a deep, emotional way, and we don't talk about our lives or feelings in that way, either. It's been like this for so long that I'm having a hard time understanding whether such intimacy exists or is even possible in a long-term relationship.
So, do you have a successful marriage in which you and your partner don't talk about much other than work/funny things on the internet/the news, etc.? What does it mean to you to be emotionally intimate, and why is that important in your relationship? Or do you find comfort in not being that well "known" by your partner?