Keeping Alive Romance and Security...

 

These are the four elements of marital intimacy:

 

* Unconditional security, a lifetime commitment to caring for someone.

 

* Meaningful communication, daily sharing your feeings, needs, hopes, and dreams (and being a good listener when the other person speaks).

 

* Romantic experiences, setting your schedule to include intimate times together rather than letting the pressures of life set your schedule for you.

 

* Intimate touch, since 8 to 10 loving touches a day keep the marriage counselor away!

 


From It Takes Two to Tango by Gary and Norma Smalley.

All excerpts from It Takes Two to Tango are copyright 1997, Gary and Norma Smalley, and are used with permission.

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