Everyone's different when it comes to showing the love in their relationship. Some people could hug their partner all day long, while others need a bit more space. And that's OK. There really is no right or wrong, so it's important to do whatever feels right for you and your partner. But if you're feeling a bit disconnected, and you'd want your partner to be more affectionate, there are some ways you can increase intimacy with just a few simple tweaks.
Even though affection may not be the glue that binds every couple together, there's a reason why so many of us crave it. "Affection can totally strengthen and improve the relationship," dating and relationship coach Carla Romo tells Bustle. "One of the most common reasons couples start to feel distance between one another is the lack of affection in the relationship."
It's a problem many couples experience, especially if they've been together awhile. "Relationships go through different phases of affection just as the relationship goes through different stages, like the honeymoon phase," Romo says. "Once the honeymoon phase of affection wears off, it is important to reestablish the needs and wants for one another's affection in order to continually grow and build a bond." Here are a few simple ways experts say it's possible to increase the amount of affection in your relationship, and thus feel closer as a couple.