Eroticism Requires Space. Are You Getting Any?

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Does the space introverts need in a relationship create an opening for better sex? Does too much intimacy weaken your sexual attraction? In the beginning… It seems every relationship starts out hot and heavy. You can’t get enough of each other. You … Continue reading

Introverts, Energy and Love: The Best of Space2live 2014

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What did I learn about relationships this year? What did I learn about introversion? Relationship revelation Looking for what you want can cause you to miss out on what you need. I had a complicated list of wants and expectations for … Continue reading

What Happens When You Take an Introvert to an Exquisite Party? The Before, During and After Effects of Socializing Gallantly

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Getting there Was I dressed appropriately? My date said, Jeans and a nice sweater, but it was a holiday party at a grand home on Lake Minnetonka with live music provided by a one-of-a-kind Steinway and an upright bass. That sounded like old-school … Continue reading

Letting Love Breathe: The Space That Makes an Introvert Relationship Erotic and Playful Again

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… the key to reviving romance in a long-term relationship isn’t necessarily to bring one’s partner closer but to let love breathe. Desire, Perel says, needs air. Romance is more exciting when we let our partners become a little unfamiliar to … Continue reading

Introvert Parenting Guide: Could You Just Play by Yourself Like I Used To?

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  Tree lights and Michael Buble’s Christmas CD keep me company in the living room as I thumb through catalogs and read nutrition articles. Jagged guitar riffs seep up through the floor from the basement where my oldest son practices on his … Continue reading

Is It Possible to Be Steadfast In an Introvert Relationship?: Trading Alone Time for a True Partnership

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I once read an article in Elephant Journal about a woman who claimed all she needed was a good f*ck and someone to pick her up from the airport. Now that, is keeping it simple. I think of her every time I park … Continue reading

Ten Ways to Ignite a Relationship With a Sensitive Introvert

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I consider myself a long-term case study in intimacy. I’ve put myself out there and experienced the world of dating and relationships first hand as an introvert. My own trials and errors along with the countless comments, stories and wise words from … Continue reading

Are Introverts More At Home in Small Communities?

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I have convinced my children that I grew up in an unusually kind place with an ideal school system. They believe I came of age in a charmed atmosphere of friendship and supportive learning. In my opinion, I did. My hometown, Alma, is a … Continue reading

How to Keep Emotions in Check and Create Stable Sensual Relationships: The Importance of a Secret Garden

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I have been called stable by two different men recently. It’s obvious they find stability highly desirable. I find the comment interesting because I don’t necessarily consider myself the stable type. I am by no means unstable but I think stable people are consistent, reserved, … Continue reading

Are You Struggling With Relationships and Long-term Endeavors? How to Break Out of the Slump With the Right Motivators

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Dating after my husband moved out was an intriguing learning experience. I’ll never forget the sheer curiosity and amazement I felt toward men at the time. I remember my first official coffee date. He arrived wearing a cute hat and just … Continue reading