“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. ” – Donald Miller
Do you wish your relationships had more trust and intimacy in them?
This week we are celebrating our 16 year anniversary together so we’ve decided to journey back to the very beginning and unravel how we fell for each other so quickly, what we did that connected us so quickly, how we’ve kept our relationship strong for so long and our plans to continue growing together.
In this episode of The Elevated Life podcast, we’re sharing “How to Build Trust & Intimacy for a Long Lasting Relationship” so you can have a relationship filled with fun and deep understanding for one another. Whether you are currently in a relationship or riding solo, these tips will help enhance your love life.
Tune in to hear:
✨ How Brit and Chris met over 16 years ago
✨ The biggest challenge that exists in all relationships
✨ Actionable steps you can take today to get the spark back in your relationship
✨ An eye gazing exercise to feel more connected to your partner
How To Build Trust & Intimacy For a Long Lasting Relationship
Just Be Honest
The biggest challenge in relationships is always going to be trust. Stop lying to your partner and yourself. Start to have open conversations and just be you. You want to be with someone who loves you, not the picture they make of you. There’s no reason to keep trying to be somebody different. Just be yourself and magnify your strengths because that person is who everyone else wants to be around.
Stop Being So Jealous
It’s time to stop focusing your energy on what your partner’s ex will do. If someone wants to cheat, they will do it no matter how much you call them and try to control them. You do not own your partner. Instead of giving into the drama of jealousy, focus on bringing your best self to the relationship.
Get Out of Your Own Head
You must start allowing the present moment to be foundational to your relationship. To truly be present and active for the other person requires you to get out of your own head and emotions. Remember that person you’re in a relationship with needs your love, acceptance, and approval, especially if you want to grow together.
Support the Different Seasons
When you’re in a long-lasting relationship, there will be different moments of your partner’s life that you need to support, even if you don’t always understand it. Sometimes they might be healing their wounds or celebrating big successes. You need to remember that you’re not entering into battle or competing with each other.
Highlights from this episode:
(02:19) How Brit and Chris met 16 years ago.
(08:42) Why you shouldn’t start off a relationship being distracted by friends and events.
(10:54) Why Brit was skeptical during the first 6 months of their relationship.
(11:49) The big challenge that’s always in relationships.
(14:04) The first tip to build deeper trust in your relationship.
(15:52) How to look at the signals your body is giving you in relationships.
(16:56) The next tip to build more trust in your relationship.
(18:34) How to take intimacy to the next level once you’ve developed trust.
(21:14) The key thing that has brought Brit and Chris’s relationship to where it is today.
(26:05) Why you need to stop being so defensive towards your partner.
(26:24) How to support your partner when they are reaching success.
(27:59) 3 actionable steps that will help to improve your relationship.
(30:53) Brit and Chris’s favorite memories from their relationship together
(34:16) Why Brit thinks their relationship has worked so well.
(36:12) One main factor to build a successful relationship.
(40:02) An eye gazing exercise to feel more connected to your partner.
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Have you ever heard the saying “love conquers all”?
Love can rescue us from our darkest moments, challenge us to grow outside of our comfort zone, and remind us that life is beautiful.
But when it comes to long-term relationships, most of us are met with confusion, hurt, and dissatisfaction.
Plus, contemporary relationships are changing, and we’re living in a time right now deprived of intimacy.
Deep conversations come through text messages, people break up in social media tweets and status updates, and arguments happen over phone calls.
Great relationships don’t happen by accident. It’s going to take more than the hand-me-down knowledge we received from our parents’ example to build something incredible.
That’s why we’re excited to teach you our method for bringing passion, love, and pleasure back into your life in the Intimacy Masterclass!
💑 How to Overcome the 4 Barriers to Meaningful Connection
💑 The Clear Sign a Person is Right for You
💑 How to Communicate on a Soul Level
💑 6 Secrets to Supercharge Your Sex Life
💑 Plus 3 powerful, guided meditations to integrate all the training