The Science of Staying in Love - Mindful
Touch is proven to foster connection, it drives up the oxytocin system and can give you feelings of deep attachment to your partner.
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Schedule it if necessary. Having sex regularly helps with keeping a relationship from going stale and drives up the testosterone system, which makes you want to have more sex.
You also have all the cuddling, which is going to drive up the oxytocin system and give you feelings of attachment.
Trying new things will keep the relationship from coasting into routine. this drives up the dopamine system and can sustain feelings of romantic love.
This doesn’t have to be a major change, like taking a trip around the world or deciding to have a baby. Little things, like trying a new recipe together, or going for a walk around the block instead of staying in for a movie, can provide the novelty your brain craves.
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