In growing, I found that something was missing in me. It was something that I yearned for, something that I thirsted for, something that I desperately needed. It was something I observed that solid marriages had, and poor marriages missed. It was something that made two become one. It was something that linked, formed, developed and completed the couple.
Adam knew Eve.
I finally found it. This knowing wasn’t (solely) about sex. No, it was so much more. The knowing was intimacy. It didn't happen overnight, this intimacy. It has taken years. It has taken pain, and it has taken risk – the risk to be open and to be hurt. The risk to reveal who you really are to that special someone, and to watch the reaction.
I have come to learn that intimacy is knowing your mate, then positively responding to that knowledge.
We are all different. We are all very complex creatures. There are no two people who are the same. That is what makes us so interesting. In addition to the permutation of the genetic structure that forms us, our personalities also embody the sum total of our experiences after we are born. That's who we are. And how wonderful it is to have that special someone that you are linked to – someone so different from you, yet alike, too – someone you have the rest of your life to explore, and to know.
The byproduct of this knowing is equally wonderful. It is a new creation – the two of you.