One of the most important elements of love in an emotionally committed relationship is “knowing your partner”. As we navigate the various stages of love, how we know each other takes on a greater and greater significance.
It is not uncommon for couples to think that taking care of themselves as individuals will be good for the relationship. The focus is often on thinking only about yourself, your feelings, your needs, and your desires.
Even if you want to feel more closely connected, you may find it difficult revealing yourself to your partner. You may be afraid to speak up and let your feelings be known for fear of hurting his or her feelings.