Why your mate should love your Week 3

/Why your mate should love your Week 3

Why your mate should love your Week 3

heart3Yesterday evening, Douglas and I headed out to Treasure Island Beach near us in Florida to watch the sun set into the Gulf of Mexico. It was beautiful. It was sweet. It was a perfect mellow Week 3 activity to do with my honey.

And while I was feeling all shmoopie and close to Douglas, research suggests it wasn’t just because of the incredibly romantic setting.

Turns out, during Week 3 of our cycle, we gals feel more committed to our partners, according to a 2005 study in the journal Hormones and Behavior.

The theory: During this week of our cycle, the rise in progesterone tricks our body into thinking we might be pregnant. So, though we’re not conscious that we’re doing it, we form a closer bond with our mate in case we need our sweetie’s help and support during a pregnancy and childrearing.

I think you can tell from the photos of our beach visit on my personal Facebook page here that Week 3 is definitely working its relationship-boosting magic.

What do you think–do you notice you feel more committed to your partner during your own Week 3?

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By | 2018-01-26T19:23:20+00:00 July 25th, 2014|hormonology tip, relationships, Week 3|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and a longtime women’s health journalist, pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and know more about all the ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior. This movement was launched in 2005 with Gabrielle's groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology®. She offers a variety of tools--including her popular free Hormone Horoscope® app, eBooks, infographics, videos and tips--to share vital information about hormones.

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