From the time that we’re all born, we all need to feel loved. There are many ways in which a person can feel loved. But mostly, it’s from someone’s words, actions, and through affection. Another thing that we must all feel is closeness. Being single isn’t necessarily a bad thing, if that’s what someone chooses to be. But generally speaking, we all need to feel loved, and a big part of feeling loved is by feeling close to someone.
The Different Types of Closeness
There are many types of closeness that can provide a feeling of love. One of the ways of feeling close to someone is by holding hands or kissing. Another way is by hugging them, and for some, cuddling will do the trick. There’s an incredible power to an embrace. For many people, merely giving someone a teddy bear type of hug with all of your heart can cure their sad feelings, their loneliness, their depression, or ease their anxiety. But most of all, it can make them feel loved. For some people, intimacy and making love is a way of feeling close to someone.
For some people, it merely takes someone to show them that they’re proud of them, by doing things like being close in public, being exclusive to one another, displaying public affection, and going public throughout social media (which might not be the best thing). For some people, all of the above are ways of feeling close to someone. Despite whichever way that makes someone feel close to another, it’s important to realize that we all have our own particular ways of doing things, our own idiosyncrasies, and our own views when it comes to what makes you feel close to someone.
How Close Is Too Close?
Every person feels differently about closeness, and how much is needed. But, the one thing that we all have in common is that we all want to feel loved. For some people, cuddling is a huge part of making love. For others, not so much. Sure, you can say that perhaps you’re not a big cuddler, and you might prefer to go to sleep instantly after being intimate with someone. But the truth is, if that sounds like you, you might not need that much closeness, or at least not as much as your partner might.
For many people, closeness is imperative, and means a great deal in order for them to feel loved. It’s important to talk to your partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancé, or spouse about how much closeness is important to one another. Both people should feel happy, satisfied, and loved in a relationship. In relationships, there should always be a healthy balance between giving and receiving. If you truly love someone, you want them to be happy, and it’s important to alter certain things in order to please each other. Part of loving someone, is knowing how to love them. We all feel love in different ways, so it’s important to take your partner’s feelings into consideration, and love them the way that they need to be loved, and in a way in which they’ll feel your love.
Relationships are about give and take, and it’s important for both people to feel equally satisfied. Relationships that are one-sided simply don’t work. For people that are dating and thinking about getting into a relationship where intimacy is involved, consider bringing up the topic of how much closeness your partner feels is a healthy amount, and how much closeness would be enough to make them feel satisfied. See what your partner says, and see if how you both feel matches up. Even if you’re married, bringing up this topic can actually be beneficial and help improve the closeness within your relationship.