intimacy in love

presents various aspects of intimacy in love

A New Study on the Importance of Affectionate Touch in Romantic Love

Victor Karandashev
 

Touch is an important way people communicate love and intimacy in romantic relationships. Affectionate touch, such as hugging, stroking, and kissing, is common worldwide. Romantic partners across many cultures frequently use affectionate touch to express their love for a romantic partner, passion, […]

Gratitude and Love in Cultural Perspective

Victor Karandashev
 

The grateful attitude and emotions toward other people and life are referred to as gratitude. When we express gratitude for what other people and life have given us, we experience several situational emotions. When we are grateful, thankful, and appreciative to someone […]

What Happened After the Golden Age of Marriage?

Victor Karandashev
 

Social scientists coined the term “golden age of marriage,“ referring to the period in the middle of the 20th century. In the 1950s and 1960s, the cultural ideology of “love marriage” and a number of marriages became popular and prevalent in many […]

Can Sharing Bad News Improve Close Relationships?

Victor Karandashev
 

Men and women in close relationships hope to experience joyful and optimistic times together. They are happy to share everything good that happens in their lives. The people close to them are happy to hear the good news. It is widely held […]

The Recent Evolution of Mexican Marriage

Victor Karandashev
 

For years, Mexican society has been a collectivistic society, with strong family bonds and cultural values of “familism.” People‚Äôs selves were deeply imbedded in family relationships. And both men and women valued their strong connections with family. Traditional Mexican Marriage In traditional […]

Remarkable History of Mexican Love and Marriage

Victor Karandashev
 

Traditional collectivistic societies of the past had greatly interdependent social structures of relationships between people, in which extended families and clans were the major units of society. The strong position of a group was beneficial both for the group and everyone in […]

How Expressive Is the Culture of Intimacy in a Relationship

Victor Karandashev
 

The feeling of intimate belonging fulfills people’s needs for intimacy. However, people can satisfy their need to belong in various ways in different cultures, depending on their norms. A distinction between collectivistic (interdependent) and individualistic (independent) values is especially important for our […]

Japanese Marital Intimacy

Victor Karandashev
 

I noted in another article, “The Japanese Dating Culture of “Tsukiau” Relationships“, that men and women enjoy the tsukiau relationship to explore the freedom of intimate emotional and sexual relations. They do not feel any pressure or expectation to marry. Yet their […]