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Make Sex More Intimate

Sex is obviously a large portion of intimacy, but it is only one part. Kissing or tightly holding one another are also very important in the intimacy quotient. I always suggest that couples share a ten-second hug and kiss when they see each other at the end of the day. Read More

Yes, it would be nice to be an intimate "couple"

"So with all these reasons to work on and maintain an intimate relationship, the only question left is why are you still reading this article?"

Well, I'm still reading it because my husband has managed to avoid touching me for, oh, 25 years or so. Too bad for him, because I know there are other men interested and I'm divorcing him.

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Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, columnist, and radio host. His latest book is The Happy Couple: How to Make Happiness a Habit One Little Loving Thing at a Time.

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