Save your relationship in six seconds -

Save your relationship in 6 seconds

Nothing expresses true love in the movies quite like a dreamy kissing scene. Hollywood filmmakers have a real talent for capturing the "perfect kiss" on film; the kind of kiss that not only enchants movie audiences in the moment, but is remembered forever. But our communications coach, Marcia Brandwynne, notes that the kiss is often underrated in real-life romance.

"How memorable are your kisses? When you kiss your husband or wife goodbye in the morning, do you just peck them on the cheek or brush their lips and say, 'See ya later?' If so, you're missing a real opportunity to enhance and strengthen your relationship," says Coach Marcia.

It's easy for a good marriage to turn into a mediocre marriage if you begin taking each other for granted.

But, believe it or not, you can prevent that from happening in only12 seconds a day: Just six seconds in the morning and six seconds at night.

"Before you leave the house, stop, look and kiss," Coach Marcia advises. "Kiss your partner on the lips for six seconds. That's the magic number, because six seconds is long enough for you to forget about the busy day ahead and actually notice and connect with them." 

And when you come home -- do it again! Make it a ritual. Spend six seconds kissing the lips of the person you live with … the person you love … the person you want to be happy with forever. Let the thoughts of the day fade away.

"Try it! You'll like it. Chances are your partner will, too," Coach Marcia adds.

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