5 Awkward Things Every Couple Should Consider Doing To Become Closer
Miss A Flight Together
Miss a flight. It’s always a bummer but it helps you learn about your partner’s ability to handle conflict.
Do you play the blame game or find a solution? If you’re able to successfully come to a cool-headed solution together, you’ll gain confidence that you will be a good team when bigger issues arise down the line.
This theory also works with getting lost on road trips. Don’t ask me how I know. I just do.
Say What’s On Your Mind
My partner is always asking, “Whatcha thinking about?” whenever I get that spaced out look. Normally I just say “my to-do list” or “something I wanted to write”.
Then one day I decided to tell her the truth: that I was having a fake conversation in my head between our dogs where they resolved their issues and decided they were going to be best friends. I included some of the best, most heart-felt dialogue.
I thought for sure that it was going to be super awkward, but she just said, “I love you, you giant weirdo,” which is so cute and sweet. Bottom line: be with someone you can be yourself with, and then be yourself. It will make you closer.
Have Awkward Sex
Awkward sex is a great way to grow closer. You laugh when the condom flies across the room. You make weird sounds, try weird positions, and say weird things.
Sometimes the things you try during awkward sex work, sometimes they don’t. Ultimately, you end up closer, and less afraid to try new things. It’s an awkward win-win.
Don’t Hold In Your Farts
My grandmother told me once that after decades of being married to my grandfather, and having 12 of his children, she still had not farted in front of him, because it wasn’t good manners.
There’s a time and a place for gas, sure, but sometimes, especially when you live together, you have to let it out. Breaking that fart barrier is a sure sign that you’re comfortable together and secure in your relationship.
If the smell doesn’t knock ’em out, then it looks like you’ve reached a new level of comfort.
Work Out Together
Working out in front of people is awkward to begin with. When it’s your partner, especially in the beginning of a new relationship, it can feel so uncomfortable.
There’s sweating. There’s grunting. There’s bouncing. Sometimes there’s worry if you’re using the equipment right. It’s tough. But if you and your partner can make it through that first awkward workout together, you will have reached a new level of love and acceptance.