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5 Ways For Couples to Get Closer


For couples, getting closer can mean many things. It might mean learning more about each other, sharpening your communication skills, deepening your emotional bond, fighting fair and just having more fun.

According to relationship expert Mudita Rastogi, Ph.D, the best way to get closer and improve communication is to “come to therapy with your partner.”

But there are many ways you can build closeness outside the therapy couch, she said. Here are five strategies to try.

1. Check in with each other daily.

“Leading couples therapists recommend creating an established time each day for couples to touch base with each other,” said Rastogi, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Arlington Heights, Ill. For instance, family therapist William Doherty and his wife carved out 15 minutes after dinner for checking in with each other, she said.

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5 Ways For Couples to Get Closer

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  1. Greetings on the article concerning couples and things
    to help relationships.

    Especially liked the quote from Khalil Gibran allowing
    “Spaces in your togetherness” ! Allows for security
    and trust to continue to build between couples which
    is a common complaint amongst those who seek
    therapy about exhausted being all friend , lover, husband
    Wife, etc. for your mate.

    Not all things are discussed
    with our partners. It can be a breath of fresh air
    To be out with the girls or the guys so as to be
    more relaxed and less in care of the other. Great article!

 

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