Dance your first dance together. You know, that special one you probably practiced hundreds of times before the big day—crank up the music and hit that dance floor all over again (even if, this time, it’s in your 400-square-foot apartment). “Better yet, have it on your iPhone and surprise your spouse by playing it when
Look for an opportunity to engage them one on one If you’re over their home for a meal, offering to clean up and help with the dishes is a great way to score some alone time your partner’s parents. “This helps them get a better sense of you, and you of them,” Dr. Six points
Each year, the Pacific Sun newspaper puts together their Best of Marin issue based on the results of a readers’ poll, in which loyal readers vote for their favorite businesses across Marin County. This year, I’m thrilled to have been elected: Talkin’ ’Bout Sex What should one expect from a Best Sex Therapist? The category winner, Claudia Six,
You have Hollywood expectations Those sex scenes you see in movies—the spontaneous, rip-your-shirt-off, do-it-on-the-kitchen-table kind of sex—are not always realistic. “Movies (and porn) are entertainment, not how-to educational videos,” says Dr. Six. Instead of comparing your romp sessions with Fifty Shades of Grey, focus on the unexpected with your partner—being vulnerable and spontaneous is the key
This 75-Year Harvard Study Found the 1 Secret to Leading a Fulfilling Life: “The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.” The biggest predictor of your happiness and fulfillment overall in life is, basically, love. Specifically, the study demonstrates that having someone to
Get some exercise The fastest way to calm the mind is to move your body. “Exercise will help calm you down and support you in moving through strong emotions,” Claudia Six, Ph.D., sexologist, relationship coach and author of Erotic Integrity. And physical exercise can help release cortisol, the stress-producing hormone, and release endorphins, your body’s feel-good hormones.