Dr. John Gottman recommends that couples share a kiss each day that lasts at least six seconds.
Long enough to feel romantic, a six-second kiss shared in daily moments of transition (going to or from work) will strengthen your marriage.
It releases oxytocin, dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. It generates a cascade of love chemicals that reduce stress hormones, lower your blood pressure, and send oxygenated blood to your brain.
Count out loud. 1…2…3…4…5…6… That’s a kiss with potential.
Action of the day: Share a six-second kiss with your partner.Additional reading: