Cuddling isn’t the only way to stimulate the happy brain chemical called oxytocin.
Another way is honesty. When someone hears you share something real, raw, and personal, you both experience a pleasant, stress reducing, boost of oxytocin.
When someone shares something with you that they have “never told anyone before,” you are both flooded with chemical love.
When listening to someone with empathy, you are literally increasing love in the world.