This pretty much sums it up right here. What a beautiful piece of writing, and absolute truth. I wish, perhaps, it hadn’t taken me 44 years to learn how to “do” intimacy right, but it has. My wife and I got married in our early 40s, both of us for the first and hopefully only time. We’re learning to navigate this road. What a royal pain in the ass, and one of life’s greatest joys.