Be better friends. Appreciate each other more
Building things up again
Without friendship or appreciation, we are depriving a close relationship of the oxygen it needs to sustain itself. No marriage or relationship will last for long in a healthy state without them. Metaphorically speaking, a relationship is a leaving, breathing thing.
When people say they feel ‘nothing’ or ‘numb’ for someone else, it is often because there is a felt deficit in friendship or appreciation. And without friendship and appreciation the chances of any closeness or intimacy dwindle away.
But friendship can be built again, even in difficult circumstances, and appreciation is known to massively improve prospects for any relationship. For couples, becoming better friends can be the precursor to establishing intimate relations again with a natural emotional connection.
Couples, marriage and family counselling really work in establishing a new friendship and appreciation system. It's life changing.