“The 6-second kiss”

As busy parents or parents-to-be, it’s quite common to feel like passing ships at the best of time and even more so in the current climate. Instead of that quick peck on the lips as you rush between things, try Dr Gottman’s recommendation of a “6-second kiss.”

Why six seconds I hear you ask? Because it’s long enough to feel a connection and it requires you to be in the moment. Plus kissing releases feel good hormones (more specifically oxytocin and dopamine) and decreases stress hormones (primarily cortisol) and potentially your blood pressure.

Go grab your partner and give it a go.

A six-second kiss is a kiss with potential. It’s a kiss worth coming home to.

Dr John Gottman

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