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Valentine’s Day 2023: 3 Ways To Deepen Your Relationship, From a Dallas Scientist

An older, Black married couple happily ride their bikes in a park together.

The Dallas Morning News

Adithi Ramakrishnan


A recent segment from the Dallas Morning News takes a look at three different ways to deepen your relationship. Researcher Erin Venza, MS, CCC-SLP, at The University of Texas at Dallas' Center for BrainHealth, shares science-based insights on how people can strengthen long-term relationships after the initial "butterflies" fade.Venza suggests that couples utilize nostalgia to relive great memories and fortify connections. She also recommends a selfless perspective to gift giving, focused on understanding what your partner really wants, rather than what means something to you. Lastly, Venza suggests that couples look for fun ways to keep their relationship fresh by breaking away from standard routines.


"Bring back that novelty, activate some of those early butterfly feelings and neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine with something different, even if it's small." – Erin Venza, MS, CCC-SLP
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