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    5 Ways to be intimate (without having sex)

    Text: Ali Murray; Photography: People Images

    5 Ways to be intimate (when you don't feel like having sex)With all the pressure to be a supportive spouse, a tiger in the bedroom, a cordon bleu chef, a loving mother and a successful career woman, it’s no wonder that many of us struggle to keep the fire alive in our relationships. By the end of the day, most women are so exhausted that they don’t have the energy to be intimate. 

    With this in mind, it’s important that we make the most of the time we do have and ensure that our romantic gestures are being received loud and clear. Relationship guru Ali Murray shares five ways that you can show love to your significant other. Find out which one they appreciate the most and stick with it!

    1 Spend time together

    No cell phones, TV, friends or family. Just you and your partner giving each other your undivided time and attention.

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    2 Do something new

    Engage in exciting activities with your SO. Go for a hike, hit the gym, go dancing… The possibilities are endless!

    3 Compliment them

    Whether it’s “You look great in those jeans” or “I think you’re amazing”, sharing uplifting words with your partner will put them in a happy space. And pretty soon they’ll start to reciprocate.

    Related: This is the scientifically proven way to apologise to your S.O.

    4 Lend a helping hand

    Little things like packing them a lunchbox, fixing the broken Wi-fi or washing the car may mean the world to your loved one.

    5 Give them something special

    Gifting your partner with something you know they’ll love shows that you’ve been paying attention. Pick up coffee from their favourite cafe or buy them that new CD they’ve been wanting.

    For more of Ali Murray’s books and DIY fixes, click here.

    Want more love advice? Check out our guide to relationship milestones and these secrets for a successful relationship.

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