We were going to play a new video game together while my toddler slept, but because she never went to bed, Alex and I ended up talking all evening: about our waffling career goals, actual waffles, fears about aging, family dynamics and our latest music preferences. He was dating Madalyn at the time, and the four of us connected so deeply that we rarely went more than a week without getting together.We had a cheesy group handshake we’d do upon parting, and many of our conversations left me sore from laughing so hard.Pretty soon, you find yourself glowing every time you spend time with this person. This is especially true of women who produce higher levels of oxytocin -- the bonding hormone that enhances the feeling of having found your "soul mate" connection.
Only then can you bring stable footing to your relationship and start infusing it with the love, attention, appreciation, and affection you and your partner both deserve.
It’s still difficult for me to adjust to having male attention that isn’t rife with sexual undercurrents.
You may turn to emotional intimacy with another to fill in the missing piece.
These are the five warning signs that your relationship is vulnerable to cheating: Affairs don't have to be sexual to be destructive to your existing relationship.
Friendship becomes emotional sex when the feel-good brain chemicals and hormones that are released when even thinking about that person take over.