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It’s In His Kiss

We are told in the popular Shoop Shoop Song  of 1964, “If you want to know if he loves you so…it’s in his kiss!”  Turns out the song may not be too far off!  

According to marriagelaboratory.com, committing to kissing at least twice a day will vastly improve your relationship by truly improving your connectedness.  Here is a part of what they had to say:

“Wise couples know that they need to nurture every aspect of the marriage relationship in order for their marriage to thrive. And while this intentional nurturing certainly involves more than just physical intimacy, and physical intimacy clearly includes more than simply kissing, this article focuses on the benefits of the six-second kiss!

The Research: Dr. John Gottman, PhD and renowned marriage researcher from the University of Washington, has studied marriage for decades. Dr. Gottman has frequently referenced the importance of connecting during times of departure (leaving for work, falling asleep, etc.) and times of reunion (returning from work, waking up in the morning…you get the idea.). How does he recommend that you connect with your spouse? You guessed it, with a six-second kiss. Why six seconds? According to Gottman, this kiss is “long enough to feel romantic”, yet it doesn’t make the kids late for school :).

Did you know that kissing also releases oxytocin, which is the same hormone that is released when a woman breast-feeds her baby? This hormone is partly responsible for the connection and comfort that mothers and babies share with each other. This hormone can also help husbands and wives bond more as… drum roll please… you kiss more.”

Given that today we celebrate Valentine’s Day, the day of love, why not commit to giving this a try for at least  month or so?  It just might lead to a more abundant life filled with joy…and yes, LOVE!

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