Best NON sexual way to connect with partner?

kittycatgirl kittycatgirl
I'm looking for some ways to connect with my partner of 3+ years. We have been trying to tell each other how we feel more often, and tried the "soul gazing" exercise (see my previous post). Does anyone have any other suggestions on ways to help us reconnect emotionally and mentally? I'm open to anything!
04/09/2012
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Gracie Gracie
Talking and spending time together. Sometimes in a long term relationship it is easy for life to make you so busy that it crowds out the little things. It can seem unromantic to have to schedule in what used to happen spontanously. I'm going to look for your previous post and see if that spurs other ideas.
04/09/2012
kittycatgirl kittycatgirl
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Originally posted by Gracie
Talking and spending time together. Sometimes in a long term relationship it is easy for life to make you so busy that it crowds out the little things. It can seem unromantic to have to schedule in what used to happen spontanously. I'm going ... More
Thats good advice, Gracie. He actually has an alarm set on his phone for the same time each day that pops up and says "Take time to talk to her, this is important". At first he would do it, but now it goes off and he just shuts it off and goes about whatever he was already doing. It's kind of sad By the way, heres a link to the soul gazing thing. It actually did work to help us connect!

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04/09/2012
SouthernBelle SouthernBelle
We just spend time together... watching movies, playing board games, walking/biking, cooking. I enjoy her as my best friend more than I do as my partner, to be honest. It's a major part of who we are as a couple.
05/14/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
When I was married, there was no sexual connection at all with my husband, so our entire marriage was nothing but non-sexual connection.

We watched movies, we collected favorite music, we walked, we cooked together, we wrote fanfic together (when we divorced, I was more upset over losing my writing partner than my husband), we took care of our dog and cat, we talked about work and bills and household stuff, we did RPG's, we did yard work together ... We were pretty much roommates more than spouses.

So, this might not be what you were really looking for.
05/14/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
talking or giving me a massage.
05/14/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Taking a walk or other leisurely activity and just talking about whatever comes to mind
05/14/2012
That Guy over there That Guy over there
We started doing movie night together. We have all these DVD's that we never watch, so we pick one and watch it in the bedroom on our 40" tv. I go to the movie theater and buy the popcorn, we get snacks and we can be as loud as we want and rewind whenever we feel like it. Plus it saves money.

Just so you know, Movie theaters don't care if you come in just to buy the popcorn.

We also go flea market and police auction shopping together. You never know what you will find.
05/28/2012
nova2014 nova2014
Probably doing something on each other's bucket list, something the other is passionate about and you don't really care for?
02/10/2013
Noelle Noelle
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Originally posted by kittycatgirl
I'm looking for some ways to connect with my partner of 3+ years. We have been trying to tell each other how we feel more often, and tried the "soul gazing" exercise (see my previous post). Does anyone have any other suggestions on ... More
massage, take turns.
03/01/2013
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