When you and your spouse are talking, put down your cell phone, set aside distractions, and focus on each other. The key to resurrecting physical touch is to start small.
Find ways to bond over shared experiences: taking a walk, cooking dinner, going to a concert or sporting event, or playing a board game or cards together. Sit close to each other, give neck massages, and pull out a surprise kiss.
You may feel lonely in your marriage, but you are not alone in the struggle for marital intimacy.
Loneliness is not just about physical proximity, it’s about emotional connection. Dennis Rainey and his wife, Barbara, explain, “You may have sex, but you don’t have love. You live together, but you don’t share life.” If you’re feeling lonely in your marriage, here are some ways to reconnect with your spouse: Make the first move.
Feelings of loneliness are seldom felt by only one person in a relationship.
If you’re feeling isolated, chances are your spouse is, too.
Take the first step to reconnecting with them, even if it’s just a small gesture.