How to Reconnect with Your Spouse in 6 Seconds

When you’re feeling disconnected from your partner, hug him (or her) for at least 6 seconds to get the oxytocin flowing. Commonly known as the love and bonding hormone, oxytocin activates the neurotransmitters in your brain that connect you with your loved one, and when it’s flowing, watch out! You’ll start to feel better almost instantly–more loved (as well as loving) and connected.

Photo by Sebastian Boguszewicz courtesy of Unsplash

Photo by Sebastian Boguszewicz courtesy of Unsplash

But the trick is that you need at least 6 seconds to get your oxytocin flowing. So no cheating!

Try it, then let us know how this little trick worked for you. 

(And giant thanks to Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, for this awesome little tip!)

 

 

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5 Responses to How to Reconnect with Your Spouse in 6 Seconds

  1. Josh March 24, 2015 at 12:53 pm #

    Hi Tanja.

    I will try this one, is short but to the point.

    thanks.
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  2. Fahad Raza May 25, 2015 at 6:59 am #

    HI Tanja…
    It worked on a really bad day of our life..lead to a kiss as well…and it happened before this post of yours. Now I understand what I felt strange that day.

    Fahad

    • Tanja May 25, 2015 at 7:54 am #

      Fahad, that’s awesome!

  3. Chris November 28, 2016 at 9:49 pm #

    I’m going to guess you mean a hug not with both hands around the other’s neck…. I’ll give this a try. 🙂

    • Tanja November 29, 2016 at 11:08 am #

      ha! good luck, Chris!

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