Based on this analysis, we propose future directions for fundamental and practical research in this important new area of investigation.
At first glance, it’s a phrase that sounds a little hippy-dippy, a little new-age, and more than a little earnest.
Our aim is to begin to address this research void by providing an operative perspective on this emerging field.
After considering the characteristics of online intimacy, its multimodal components and its caveats, we present an analysis of existing evidence for the potential impact of online intimacy on well-being.
“I think there is this bias that women don’t cheat for sexual reasons at all,” Hertlein says.
Becoming close to another person is one of the most thrilling experiences in the human repertoire, both the bedrock of emotional security and a passport to self-expansion.
Yet, being vulnerable can feel uncomfortable at first.
Brown says this is because, although ‘’vulnerability is a glue that holds intimate relationships together,’’ society often conditions us to see this openness as weakness.
Below you can find three of the most important: This can cause issues since, if emotional intimacy is about loving each other’s real selves, then we have to let those real selves show – and that requires no small amount of vulnerability.
It's not dramatic, kissing-in-the-rain, rom-com love. Instead, it's the kind best summed up by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros when they say ‘’home is wherever I’m with you.’’ Indeed, true emotional intimacy gives a couple a sense of simply , and, as psychologist and marriage counselor Dr Rich Nicastro puts it: ‘’It is intimacy in marriage (or the intimacy in a committed relationship) that has the potential to elevate the relationship above all others.’’In other words, if you want a bond that is going to last happily, intimacy is the key.
What’s the best way, then, to ensure that you and your partner are encouraging emotional intimacy in your relationship?
Happily, there are ways to encourage it and, by extension, intimacy.
The typical affair used to start in the office and move to a seedy motel room, but the vast reach of the Internet has brought infidelity into many couples’ homes over the past decade.