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

Question: 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 these sentences -> "i get the physical part, and I'm definitely into it"

Please explain to me the meaning of these sentence.

  • What don't you understand? The verb get? The preposition into? – Tᴚoɯɐuo Apr 29 '18 at 11:12
  • I don't understand what 'get' and 'physical' means. – Joh Raul Apr 29 '18 at 11:20
  • Does "get the physical part" mean "take exercise"? – Joh Raul Apr 29 '18 at 11:24
  • 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. – FumbleFingers Apr 29 '18 at 12:02
  • Physical intimacy is not necessarily restricted to sex, as many a wife will wistfully tell you. It can include hugging, patting, hand holding, gentleness, etc. – Michael Harvey Apr 29 '18 at 12:34
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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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