Once a couple is engaged, there’s great excitement and tremendous focus on the details of their wedding day and honeymoon. However, for many there can be relatively little thought to the reality of day-to-day married life. Assumptions and expectations are there, but there might not be consideration for the skills that it will take to strengthen their bond and deepen their intimate connection. Intimacy is more than just physical; it involves being open and vulnerable with one another, and feeling safe enough to do so. When being vulnerable is uncomfortable or new to one or both of the people, it will take some knowledge, skill and practice. Ultimately, with skills and tools, being vulnerable with our partner gives us the safe, intimate love relationship we desire.