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It can change your biochemistry, and you’ll begin to bond again."Related: 10 Reasons You’re Not Having Sex" data-reactid="22"Related: 10 Reasons You’re Not Having Sex Sleep closer together That same rush of brain chemicals can also come from physical contact in bed—and not just during sex, either.
Sleeping skin-to-skin, whether it’s full-on spooning or even just touching toes, can have relationship benefits, too.
“Partners can give this feeling to each other by practicing a hug and a kiss—a mini connection—in the morning before work and before bed at night.”Compliment each other When you’ve been in a relationship for a long time, it’s easy to focus on the negative, says Walsh—which can lead to nagging, hurt feelings, and dissatisfaction on both sides.
Instead, she says, try to focus more on the good things and less on the bad.
Walsh recommends forming an agreement with your partner to cut out phones and television at mealtimes and in the bedroom, or deciding together about specific times you will and will not use technology.
“It can foster a sense of wellbeing and openness that can improve your connection with your partner.”Pucker up Locking lips can play an important role in the quality of a long-term relationship, according to a 2013 study from Oxford University.
In fact, researchers found that frequent kissing was even more important to relationship satisfaction than frequent sex.
“When I have couples in therapy who are growing apart, I make sure they start our time together by sharing some compliments back and forth.”Related: 15 Everyday Habits to Boost Your Libido" data-reactid="34"Related: 15 Everyday Habits to Boost Your Libido Incorporate surprise To relive the feeling of falling in love, says Eaker Weil, you’ve got to find new ways to trigger that rush of feel-good dopamine and oxytocin—like by incorporating novelty, excitement, and surprise into your not-so-new-anymore relationship.
You may try “kidnapping” each other, she suggests, taking turns on different weekends to plan secret activity or destinations.