Hey parents- I see you. After working all day/ wrangling tiny dictators/ cooking/ attempting to clean the never ending mess of the house/chasing the dog/ keeping the aforementioned tiny dictators alive- the last thing on your mind is romance. Shoot, chocolate and Netflix sounds like all you can handle at this point.
What if I told you that you could improve your relationship in just 6 seconds everyday? No, I promise, I’m not trying to sell you some crazy expensive product.
Kiss. And I don’t mean that quick peck that you barely notice as both of you say goodbye in the morning. I mean setting aside time every.single.day to kiss your partner for 6 whole seconds. No distractions. No rushing through it. Just 6 seconds of solid affection (which is less time than you take scrolling through your Facebook feed).
According to world renowned relationship guru Dr. John Gottman of the Gottman institute, a 6 second kiss is enough time to start releasing all those feel good and snuggly chemicals in your brain. You end up feeling better AND you increase your bond with your partner. Win/win!
As parents, one of the first things that ends up on the chopping block is romance because let’s get real, parenting is exhausting. So while a 6 second kiss isn’t going to fix everything in your relationship, it’s a good place to start.