If it's just a quick peck on the lips before and after work, make an effort to step up your game, says Walsh.She cites research showing that a 20-second hug can trigger a significant oxytocin release.
After all, a loving partner can offer companionship, comfort, and physical and emotional support when you need it."Most married couples hug for three seconds or less," she says."So I advise them, two to three times a day, to stop what they're doing and hold a long, calm embrace.But after years of marriage or dating, a significant other can start to feel more like a roommate than a romantic partner.Maybe you've grown apart, you're busy with work and kids, or the spark's just not there anymore.
Or try something simpler: "Date night but with something newa new restaurant, or even new food at the same restaurant," she says.