Can a marriage survive without intimacy? Intimacy is one of the several ingredients in the making of a successful marriage. A lack of it is often among the first tell-tale signs of a failing marriage; and while a few couples out there believe otherwise, I do believe that NO marriage can survive without intimacy and the earlier a couple begins to take steps to rekindle the romantic blaze that once existed between them, the better they’ll enjoy their relationship.
The truth is that in romantic relationships, there is an inverse relationship between the length of that relationship and the level of passion or intimacy existing between the couples. This is such that new couples are usually very intimate and passionate about the relationship but as time goes on, they just seem to lose interest in one another. The bad news is that if this continues, then it is only a matter of time before one partner gets served divorce papers but the good news is that if you’re concerned about your situation, then there is still hope. Sit back and consider again: ‘Can a marriage survive without intimacy? ‘
The first step in bringing intimacy back into your marriage is an evaluation. Both partners must separately provide answers to the following: on a scale from 1 to 10, how would you rank the level of intimacy that existed when you first began this relationship? On a scale from 1 to 10, how would you rank your current level of intimacy? In your opinion, what reasons do you feel are responsible for this change in intimacy? Do you feel resentment for your spouse? What issues bring about this resentment? It is important for couples to dedicate time to do provide all these answers individually at first and then sit down together with their responses and work out their differences. Always remember that intimacy begins with communication and is based on trust. After all, this, ask yourselves one more time: ‘Can a marriage survive without intimacy?