It doesn't matter if you feel secure in your relationship or if it's on the rocks. Either way, it can be fun and healthy to try to build intimacy by completing a certain set of exercises. They all seem easy to do, but they'll end up being more challenging than you think, especially if you two aren't on the same page. Here are a few couple exercises meant to build intimacy and trust:
For this exercise, you're going to blindfold your partner and then guide them around the house by using your voice. All you're allowed to say to them is "left," "right," "forward," "backward," and "stop." Before you complete this exercise, you should place different objects around your house or yard in order to make it more difficult for your partner to maneuver around everything. Of course, if they trust you and listen to you, then they shouldn't have a problem making it from one side of the obstacle course to the other.
Grab your phone and put a timer on it that lasts three whole minutes. For that entire time, you need to look into your partner's eyes without talking to them. You'll probably feel awkward at first, but it should eventually make you two feel more comfortable with each other than ever before.
This is a game you might've played at camp when you were little, but it's time to play it again. All you're going to do is stand up straight with your arms out and then let yourself fall backwards. Your partner will be standing directly behind you, ready to catch you. If you really trust him, then you shouldn't have a problem putting your health in his hands.
If you two are sexually active, then you can attempt this exercise. Since most couples that have been together for a long time forget about foreplay, you're going to set a timer for fifteen minutes, a half hour, or however long you prefer. Then you're going to foreplay for that amount of time. Whatever happens, you're not allowed to have sex until that time is up.
This exercise might feel a bit strange at first, but it should eventually feel relaxing. You're going to start out by letting your foreheads touch. While you're in that position, you're going to remain quiet while you breathe in sync. It'll make you feel like you're connected by a strong bond.
Relationships are about communication. That's why you should let your partner talk about their day and hopes and dreams for five minutes without interrupting them. When they're finished, then it's your turn. The most important part of this exercise is that you actually listen to what your partner has to say, no matter how boring it is.
Maybe you two have been married for a decade. Maybe you aren't even thinking about marriage. Either way, you should create a set of vows for each other. You don't have to vow to spend forever together. Just vow that you'll always treat each other with respect and that you'll always laugh at their dumb jokes. Don't forget to mention all the reasons why you love them.
If you want your relationship to be long-lasting, these exercises can help you two build intimacy and trust. They're the two key things that will keep you happy for a long, long time. Which one of these exercises do you want to try first?
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