Intimacy can be difficult to maintain in a long-term relationship. There might be changes in the body that feel embarrassing or different than they used to. There can be anxiety, performance issues, or a lack of self-confidence that impedes satisfaction in this area of your relationship. It might be difficult to bring up fantasies or curiosities that you'd like to explore, or it might feel like the spark is missing and the desire is just not there. This feels isolating, and you feel separated instead of connected.