20 Ways To Instantly Feel More Connected To Your Husband

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If you’ve been married more than six months, whether you realize it or not, you’re already a pro at giving out advice on how to understand what real intimacy is like in a marriage. When you’re sharing a house and bills (and bathrooms and cleaning habits and differing opinions) with another person on a constant basis, it can be challenging (and that’s putting it lightly!) to still keep things sexy, let alone to feel connected with one another.

That’s what this article is all about. If you love your husband more than words can say, but lately it’s been a little difficult to find the ways to express how you feel so that both of you can feel physically and emotionally in sync, here are 20 things you can do in order to instantly feel more connected to your boo.

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Compliment Him

When’s the last time you complimented your man? Not a backhanded compliment like “You look better in that suit…now that you’ve lost some weight” but one that has nothing but good vibes attached to it? 

Everyone likes, and needs, to be affirmed. And the best source of affirmation for a husband is his wife.

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Cuddle

Cuddling induces oxytocin which is known as the “love hormone." This means that when you do it with your husband, it instantly has the ability to make you both feel loved, desired and even safe. 

Try it the next time the two of you are sitting on the couch. Watch how easily he snuggles into you when you do it.

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Go Walking (In The Morning Or Evening)

Walking outside reduces toxins from your system and gives you a healthy dose of Vitamin D and, of course, it helps you to burn a few calories. 

If you take your husband along, something else that it does is give both of you a little bit of quality time—something that all married couples need and sometimes aren’t able to find the time to get.

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Write Him A Love Letter

Women aren’t the only ones who like to have a little romance in their lives. Men do too. Don’t believe us? Handwrite your man a love letter and mail it either to his job or the house. You’ll feel emotionally connected writing it and he’ll feel emotionally connected reading it.

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Remember Your First Date

A walk down memory lane (on the good side of it) is another way for you to feel more connected to your man. 

Think about your first date and what your favorite parts of it were. Then randomly bring it up to him while you’re sitting at dinner or pillow talking. 

We’d be shocked if it didn’t bring an immediate smile to his face.

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Brag About Him To Your Friends

A walk down memory lane (on the good side of it) is another way for you to feel more connected to your man. 
Think about your first date and what your favorite parts of it were. Then randomly bring it up to him while you’re sitting at dinner or pillow talking. 
We’d be shocked if it didn’t bring an immediate smile to his face.

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Make Out (Without Sex)

Making out is sexy. It’s fun. It builds up all sorts of anticipation. All of these are solid reasons to make out with your husband, without it necessarily leading to sex, before the week is out. Right?

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Say, “Thank You”

Common courtesy can help couples to feel connected to one another. 

Sometimes we’re the rudest to the ones we are closest to. Over time, that can do a real number on the morale of our spouse. 

When they do something nice or helpful, say “thank you”. They’ll feel appreciated and you’ll remember to appreciate them.

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Call Him To Say The Moment You Knew

When was the moment that you knew that you knew he was the one for you? Don’t wait until his birthday or your anniversary to tell him. Call him out of the blue one day, just to share that memory. It will do the both of you a lot of good.

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Say “I Love You”

Saying “I love you” calms us, centers us and reminds us of why we said, “I do” in the first place. 

Sometimes we think that those three words only benefit the one on the receiving end, but that’s absolutely not true. 

Think about how it makes you feel to say “I love you” to your husband as well.

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SHELLIE RENEé

Just a woman who digs all things relationships. HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS, that is. I've been writing (professionally) for close to 20 years, including having two books published. I'm also a marriage life coach and doula. Sometimes I speak to large audiences or do radio interviews, but usually I'm sitting in my favorite chair, surfin' the 'net and penning stuff that I wish I had read in my early 20s.

Listen, I don't have all the answers, not by a LOOOOONG shot. But whatever I can do to spare folks any heartbreak, bitterness or straight-up drama, I'll devote some keystrokes to doing. 

That's it...in a nutshell. For the most part. Kinda. ;)

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