In Carolyn Hax’s column in this morning’s paper, a reader asks her to explain what intimacy is. The reader thought it is “part trust, part openness, part honesty, part acceptance and part other stuff”.
Carolyn told her she had named the pieces, so put them together. Her definition: “Intimacy is when two people are open and honest with each other, even about their less-attractive sides, each loves and accepts the whole truth about the other, not just the highlights; and each trusts the other not to use this truth as a weapon.”
Can you explain intimacy? Check out my book “Becoming Soul Mates” for more about intimacy.