Sustaining a relationship especially in this fast-paced world where breakups are a quicker option than finding solutions, is a difficult task to do. There are many factors that make or break a relationship, physical intimacy is one of these factors. There are a lot of activities that are components of physical intimacy but the most important of them is lovemaking.
The closeness and experience created during lovemaking with your partner strengthen your emotional connection, bond, and commitment. It maintains a healthy level of intimacy, love, and belongingness, which both of you need to maintain a connection. Therefore, lovemaking is an essential part of every relationship.
For a long time, there has been a debate on whether a relationship can survive without regular lovemaking or not. Regardless of our perspective on this topic, here are three reasons why a relationship cannot survive without lovemaking;
1. Relationship becomes unfulfilling without lovemaking
A relationship is said to be unfulfilled when one of the partners feels that the other person is not delivering his or her responsibilities. Without lovemaking, both partners may feel unfulfilled about their relationship because all the benefits derived from the act will not be there.
2. Poor communication
When your partner does not feel close to you, they may slowly reduce communication with you. This may not be consciously done, but they may start to withhold information because they do not feel comfortable or think it does not matter to them. Without effective communication, the bond between the two partners will gradually fade and this will affect the relationship in a negative way.
3. Reduced trust
If you and your partner are not having an intimate affair, the chances are that your whole relationship will end up suffering because of it. You may think that your partner’s desires are being met by someone else outside the relationship.
Similarly, the other partner may think the same way. When there is a lack of trust, the relationship will gradually head towards a breakup.