Intimacy is from the word INNERMOST and relates to a sharing of one's inner thoughts, feelings and self
I have been pondering what intimacy is to me, one of the dictionary meanings I read was as follows: a close, familiar, and usually affectionate or loving personal relationship with another person. I agree with this definition to some degree, other definitions say intimacy is sexual, I don't really believe that true intimacy is sexual at all. I think it when you know a person and when you allow them to really know you.
I believe that when you really let someone see your inner soul, the real you, that is when you have true intimacy. This is difficult, mainly because of the fear of rejection and the fear that you will be ridiculed. I never had that true intimacy with another person until I had that with David. I guess that is why it is difficult for me when our relationship didn't work out the way that I expected or knew that it should. Do I wish that I had not shared myself so openly with him? No!
He may not see that I am the best woman for him now, his loss as I am amazing, lol. One day he will know that I am the best woman for him, just not sure if it will be too late for him to make it okay and not have regrets. I say this as I believe what we have to be true and honest intimacy, the kind where we will always be close to each other, I don't regret being so intimate with David, we will always be that close to each other, no matter where the future leads.
True intimacy has respect, love, honesty, kindness, gentleness, courage and many other wonderful qualities. I wish all people would have at least one person in their life that they would feel this close to, this open with. Someone that they can be totally real with. It is an amazing feeling that I hold close to my heart and my soul.
"Everything you want, also wants you" ~ Jack Canfield