Tips  to Increase Intimacy and Communication in a Relationship

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Avoidant partners create distance and have trouble with communication in relationships. 

Be patient: Give them time to learn how to express themselves in ways that have not been safe.

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Avoid controlling their behavior- because they have a tendency to be sensitive around feeling controlled by others because they are used to so much independence 

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Clarify desires around physical touch because  Physical affection and sex may be different with an avoidant partner.

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Validate their feeling: When your partner chooses to express their feelings, validate them

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Communicate about your sexual need because your partner may have a typical sex drive while you’re dating, but they sometimes lose interest over time and prefer time alone.

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8 Ways to Build Healthy Self-Focus Habits

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Focusing on yourself is a good, valid way to bloom in your own life.

Love with your own favorite

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Think about what you like to do, and what things bring joy to your life. 

School yourself

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There are plenty of learning opportunities around every corner that might help you establish a new passion. 

Uncover and confront the fear

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Talk to a friend or therapist about your apprehension about trying new things.

Take it outside

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Taking a little time in nature has a reputation for lowering stress levels and contributing to emotional well-being. 

Break out the journal

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If you’re not a words person, try sketching. There are no rules for expressing yourself. 

Meditate

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This simple practice improves overall mental health, helps you sleep better 

Self-care

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Self-care is whatever recharges your batteries and helps you feel at your mental and physical best. 

Practice self-compassion

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Self-compassion offers you the same gentle words and comforting actions you’d extend to a friend who’s going through something difficult.