Couple Challenge: Your Intimacy Needs

All forms of intimacy develop over time, and keeping that intimacy once it’s developed requires nurturing attention to the relationship. Print this off and fill in your answers to the questions, have your partner do the same.
Get together in a quiet setting and talk about your answers together.
When we are emotionally close, I feel _____________________________.
I would describe our intellectual closeness as ___________________________.
As far as intimacy in our relationship is concerned, I am most satisfied when ________________________________________________________.
I am least comfortable about our relationship when ______________
_______________________________________________________.
When you express your emotions and feelings, it makes me __________
______________________________________________________________.
When you express physical closeness, it makes me _______________
____________________________________________________________.
Spiritual closeness is ______________________________________________.
When I experience intimacy with you, I feel ____________________________.
When I am with you, my individuality is _________________________________.
Some people resist intimacy. This makes me think _____________________
__________________________________________________________________.
When I reveal my innermost thoughts, feelings, emotions, and fears to you, I expect __________________________________________________.
When you reveal your innermost thoughts, feelings, emotions, and fears to me, it makes me __________________________________________________.
Intimately relating with you might carry a risk of rejection. The possibility of being rejected by you makes me feel ________________________________.
In general, I am trusting of others. This makes me ______________________.
In general, I am not trusting of others. This makes me ____________________.
If I were to sum up the role of intimacy in my life, I would say it is
__________________________________________.
© Kelly J. Welch, Family Life Now (2nd ed). Boston: Pearson Education.

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