Similar to love, emotional intimacy is a profound mystery, calling for an earnest commitment to continue learning about who we are, and what our relationships are asking for. Most of all, emotional intimacy is living with a softness that allows us to forgive ourselves and those we love, as we fumble with large energies such as passion, love, loyalty, betrayal, fear, anger, trust and distrust, commitment, and disillusionment. It appears we have a natural inclination to love and be loved. However, these feelings, regardless of their strength, are not enough to engender emotional intimacy, which is a learned competency. This article gives suggestions for establishing that emotional connection.
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