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I've read an article, but can't understand some of its sentences.

My wife says she wants more intimacy in our marriage. I get the physical part, and I’m definitely into it. But she says she means more than that. I know our relationship needs improvement; I’m just not really a touchy-feely guy. What am I supposed to do?

I don't understand this sentence -> "I get the physical part, and I'm definitely into it"

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  • What don't you understand? The verb get? The preposition into? Apr 29, 2018 at 11:12
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    I don't understand what 'get' and 'physical' means.
    – Joh Raul
    Apr 29, 2018 at 11:20
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    Does "get the physical part" mean "take exercise"?
    – Joh Raul
    Apr 29, 2018 at 11:24
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    In context, I think we can assume when he says I get the physical part, and I’m definitely into it, the guy means he gets (=understands) having sex as a physical expression of "intimacy" (and he really likes sex, so it's good that his wife wants that as well). But presumably he doesn't really understand things like "emotional intimacy" and/or non-erotic tactile contact. Apr 29, 2018 at 12:02
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    Love relationships in couples have two parts: physical and mental/emotional. (at least for Cartesian dualists and in the West). to get it=to understand.
    – Lambie
    Apr 29, 2018 at 13:34

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"I get it." is a common idiom in English that means "I understand it."

"the physical part" refers to the part of their relationship that is "physical" (as opposed to emotional). This would include sex, kissing, hand-holding, snuggling, and other forms of intimacy that involve physical contact.

"I'm into it." is another idiom that means "I like it." or "I'm enjoying it."

So this sentence could be re-written without the idioms as:

My wife says she wants more intimacy in our marriage. I understand physical intimacy, and I definitely enjoy it. But she says she means more than that. ...

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