I attended an “understanding women” course put in by women 10+ years ago. Very enlightening in many ways. One topic that I learmed about was the bonding hormone, Oxytocin. Oxytocin is released at orgasm, I believe, and women develop bonding feelings with whomever helped produce the oxytocin (and maybe even who was just near her at the time.) This bonding feelings will be with her for 2/3 weeks.
So keeping the oxytocin flowing every 2/3 weeks sounds like a good thing for a relationship.
Now, Mona and my advanced cuddle time has been less frequent lately than normal due to illness or just not being able to see each other. So it’s been about a month in that end.
And lately, I find us arguing more and more. I don’t think it’s a coincidence. Is it the only factor? Probably not. But it certainly isn’t helping.
And actually now that I’ve written this out, this sounds familiar. I think I’ve written this exact post before.
By the way oxytocin is released from many things, like (basic) cuddling, massages, yoga, laughter, gun shooting, etc.