25 Things In A Relationship More Important Than Sex

Posted by on November 15, 2018 in Conscious Living, Relationships & Sex with 1 Comment

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By Power Of Positivity


The urge to be intimate fades away when the relationship is no longer new. But any couple can have a good, happy and positive life together even when those intimate moments in the bedroom become fewer and fewer.

If couples focus on the more important things that do not take place in the bedroom, they can create a connection that deepens and strengthens their feelings for each other. For instance, a study in the Journal of Marriage and Family showed that couples who communicate and listen to each other have a more satisfying relationship, which tops the stuff that happens in bed.

So, what other things are more important in a relationship than physical intimacy? Read on to find some examples below.

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

Here Are 25 Things In A Relationship More Important Than Sex

1.    You have mutual respect for each other

You and your partner are two different people but you understand that your differences in background, tastes, preferences, and opinion are what make you so good together. You don’t impose on each other to have the same likes or dislikes. Instead, you respect and celebrate your differences.

2.    You want the same things

Despite your differences, you and your partner are always on the same page when it comes to your relationship. You have the same end goal and you want the same thing: to live a harmonious and positive life together for many years. Even if you have the sparks in the bedroom, your relationship won’t last if you’re not on the same page.

3.    You communicate well with each other

You can voice your opinions and feelings to your partner honestly and openly. Not only can you express yourself in the bedroom, but also in your everyday conversations. You always have real conversations, where you discuss your happiness or frustrations or seek advice from each other, or contemplate the meaning of life.

4.    You listen to each other

Good communication also means that you and your partner listen to what the other one has to say. If you’re upset, you can bring this up to your partner without fear of being judged, rejected, reprimanded, or hurt.

5.    You support each other

Having a great partner for life means you have an instant ally. You have someone you can always tag team with when life gets tough and you have to hurdle so many things. You are each other’s biggest fans and you’re always the first to throw your support into whatever new venture or project your partner gets involved with.

Each of you have different roles and obligations in your family but you have each other’s back when one is not able to fulfill this obligation. For instance, your wife might not be able to sit down with the kids for bed tonight because she has a report to finish. So, you step up and take over because you want her to focus on the report.

6.    You give compliments all the time

You’re also generous with your compliments to each other. You don’t forget to thank your wife for baking her first fondant. You don’t miss the opportunity to uplift and motivate your husband when he’s about to deliver his first lecture to a crowd.

7.    You make each other laugh

You’re not afraid to be goofy in front of your partner or worry that he might find you unattractive. On the contrary, you laugh with each other and you laugh all the time, even when you’re sharing those awkward moments in bed. When couples make each other laugh, living becomes less stressful.

An expert from the University of Kansas looked into the data of 15,000 couples in different studies that ran for 30 years. He found out that couples who made each other laugh had a longer, lasting partnership. They bond and create a positive vibe when they look for amusing and positive things in their everyday life together.

8.    You like to try something new

Couples who like trying something new inside and outside of the bedroom have a stronger relationship. Since intimacy can sometimes become a routine, you try to do stuff you’ve never done before to keep the relationship exciting. A study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships indicated that couples who try new things don’t bore each other out in the relationship.

9.    You know how to have quality time

You don’t always spend your time together in bed, so what do you do together when you’re not intimate? Couples who love spending quality time with each other, even without getting intimate, can do everything from the most interesting to the basic stuff.

These couples are always up for a good time together. It doesn’t matter if they are on a romantic vacation in Paris or just hanging out in their living room. They know how to have a good time.

10.  You like to cuddle a lot

You cuddle a lot when you’re together with your significant other. You love getting close to your partner and you’re comfortable touching and hugging in public. If you’re waiting in line at the supermarket, his hand is on your waist or shoulders, or you’ve got your hands clasped while you’re reading a book on the couch in your living room.

11.  You are realistic about your expectations

You understand that what you need can’t come from just one person. So, you set realistic expectations in your relationship and don’t demand that your partner fills everything so you can have a satisfying life. So, you still keep a network people who shower you with attention or care. Your partner also recognizes that he’s not the only one who can make you happy.

12.  You make an effort to get close to each other’s friends

Research in the American Psychological Association shows that couples who intermingle with different groups of friends have a deeper relationship and achieve better marital quality. It’s important to make your significant person feel part of the friendships you’ve formed with other people. It raises your connectedness as a couple.


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  1. fdc.araujo@uol.com.br' Francisco das Chagas Araujo says:

    Hello everyone, I really enjoyed the article. It´s objective and very helpful. It’s worthwhile to think about means of calming down our married life. Thank you.

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