Kris, great article. Married almost 25 years. It is my experience that healthy couples don’t just begin that way. Being together and working things out in a way that supports both people takes work.
No one tells you about the work involved to have intimacy. It’s not the superficial date nights and delegating chores properly. It’s work of the heart and what lives there and what holds you back from love and connection.
An intimate couple has transformed their context of what a great marriage is several times along the way.