There are three primary ways couples connect with one another: sharing, doing, and being.
Sharing can range from talking about one’s day, sharing stressful situations, or sharing one’s innermost fears and dreams. Inquiring about a partner’s day, stress or dreams creates a connection by encouraging a partner to share.
Doing is a way of sharing experiences with one another. It could be watching a TV series together, walking the dog, sharing a meal, or the adventure of experiencing new places. It’s a way of enjoying each other’s company and may include conversations.
Being refers to being with each other physically, ranging from affection to sex. This is what distinguishes a relationship from a friendship. Sharing and doing characterize friendship, and successful relationships have strong friendships. Physical intimacy distinguishes an intimate relationship from a friendship.
Talk with your partner about how to enhance your connection, since doing so creates a connection.