There's couple's therapy, retreats, self-help books... you name it! When it comes to improving relationships, there are more ways than one to try. But you might not be able to change, unless you change your brain! Neuropsychologist Marsha Lucas says you can "re-wire" your brain for love simply by meditating.
Doctor Lucas says it also helps build new nerve cells. She recommends "mindfulness meditation." For example, you focus on your breath. If your mind wanders, you gently bring it back. Lucas says the act of re-focusing your thoughts is like exercise for the brain. It's what changes connections.
Those brain changes
alter the way you respond to your partner. One
Doctor Lucas says often only one partner has to meditate to see changes in the relationship since the effects can be contagious. She recommends meditating for 20 minutes a day, every day but says frequency is more important than duration. So, 10 minutes for six days a week is better than one, 60-minute session.