Aug 3, 2020 in Life Coaching

Having intimacy issues in your relationship?

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While you might find it invasive to be asked about your sex life, it's nonetheless a topic that you and your partner should discuss openly, frankly, and transparently from time to time. 

This is especially the case if you both have different expectations not only about what constitutes intimacy but also about how much intimacy is needed to achieve fulfillment.

According to Metz and McCarthy's (2010) study, couples who report minimal sexual satisfaction say that sex contributes between 50% and 70% of their satisfaction overall with their partner. But couples who have a high level of sexual satisfaction report that it accounts for 15% to 20% of their relationship satisfaction overall. Another study shows that 1.3% of married men, as well as 2.6% of married women between 18 years old and 59 years old, had not engaged in sex within the last year.

In the event that you are facing intimacy issues and are having difficulty resolving them on your own, you should consider online life coaching to resolve your problems. Intimacy issues can have different root causes, and an expert can help you to identify and fix them.

Why intimacy is important.

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Intimacy is not only about sex but it also involves other shows of affection such as cuddling, kissing and holding hands. Let's take a look at why intimacy is essential for a healthy relationship:

Intimacy helps both partners to bond with each other and it also builds trust and security in the relationship. 

If you're planning to start a family, intimacy would be an absolute essential. 

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Common reasons for fear of intimacy.

  • Lack of trust;
  • Low self-esteem;
  • Fear of rejection;
  • Inability to express oneself;
  • History of unstable relationships;
  • Physical issues such as erectile dysfunction, pain in females, etc;
  • Depression and anxiety;
  • Sexual trauma.

Benefits of Online Life Coaching for intimacy issues. 

There are some tangible benefits to considering online life coaching to deal with intimacy issues that, if not fixed, could lead to serious harm to the relationship. Here are some of them.


One of the primary benefits of online life coaching is that it's truly accessible. Whether you live in a rural area, a city, or a suburb, you can take advantage of a professional. All you need is the Internet, a computer or a tablet, and some time to participate. It’s also an ideal solution if you or your partner have any mobility issues that might otherwise make it difficult to go to a professional's office. 


Do you and your partner have a busy life that would make it difficult to schedule a time for you both to go to sessions? Getting online life coaching could be the perfect solution. You won’t have to hire a babysitter to take care of the kids, won’t have to pile into the car, won’t have to endure traffic, and won’t have to sit in waiting from ahead of your actual appointment. You can schedule and get the help you need from the comfort of your own home.


It’s possible that either you or your partner might prefer to not have to sit in an office for sessions to deal with intimacy issues. Being able to do online sessions, where neither you nor your partner needs to be in the office, might make it easier to get the help you need. Whether you do the sessions at the kitchen table, in the living room, or in a home office, you can have some peace of mind and a greater level of comfort.

Intimacy in a relationship is important, so problems on this front should be dealt with. If you and your partner are experiencing intimacy issues and want to explore consulting with an Expert now.

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