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7 Ways to Increase Intimacy and Connection in Your Relationships

In some relationships, intimacy and connection can start to fade as time goes on. Intimacy and connection are both very important when it comes to a relationship. It is important that both people in the relationship work to make sure that intimacy and connection stay in the relationship. Cherilynn Veland, a contributor writer for Psych Central has 7 ways to make sure the relationship always has intimacy and connection:

  1. Tell your partner what they are good at or what you appreciate about them
  2. Give your partner what they want, not what you think your partner wants
  3. Respect them
  4. Laugh with them
  5. Do something scary with them
  6. Ask them unique and creative question about their life
  7. Make sure to follow up on topics they have shared about

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Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.