It works every time.—Toni Coleman, psychotherapist and relationship coach in Mc Lean, Virginia2.Get in Touch a Lot No doubt you hug and kiss each other hello and maybe snuggle a little after having sex.—Psychologist Diana Kirschner, Ph D, author of Opening Love's Door6.
Otherwise, you'll both feel like you can't count on each other.
That doesn't mean you have to take the "you're so right" route all the time.
But simple acts like stroking his arm while you're watching TV, taking his hand when you're walking down the street, or fondling his thigh during dinner are also ways to bond.
Touching your partner throughout the day triggers your feel-good hormones, which reinforces your affection and makes you feel closer on an instinctive level.
Now that your desires are clearly laid out on paper, you can pick a place that will satisfy both your needs. —Paul Dobransky, MD, author of The Secret Psychology of How We Fall in Love7.
Be More Positive Than Negative There's a more effective way to air grievances than to file an angry complaint.
I'm sure you can still be the fun guy I adore and also be on time." —Los Angeles psychologist Yvonne Thomas, Ph D 8.
Echo Each Other When you and your man are having a serious relationship talk, it's easy to get so caught up in how you want to respond that you're not really listening to what's being said.
Enjoy a Steady Diet of Sex If you want to maintain closeness with your man, get out of your head and into bed.
Guys feel more comfortable connecting with women on a physical level, not engaging in deep discussions.
It can be a fun day trip or just a few quiet hours to yourselves.