Physical Contact Has Become a Rarity
Cuddling, snuggling, spooning, and the like are a mainstay of healthy relationships—in part because there’s some serious chemistry at work. This sort of physical contact releases oxytocin, a hormone that is excellent for the heart and makes you feel connected to your partner. It drops levels of cortisol, the so-called “stress hormone,” and triggers dopamine, the pleasure hormone. If you start to notice that you and your partner are clocking up less time in a clinch, it could be an unconscious body language cue that your time together is up.