Hi, Marina and everyone.
I stumbled onto this extraordinary site a couple days ago when I googled for information on Oxytocin . . . and am so glad of the blessed discovery (of this web site!)
I had devoted the whole of this past year, 2009, to focus on the personal relationship aspect of my life . . . to seek out a suitable prospect and create a possible life-long relationship with him . . . the year was ended with success :) It was an eventful (at times painful) odyssey, yet I finally found my prince (and my prince found me . . . love must be mutual, right?)
Prior to and during this year-long endeavor, I had done much research, read and studied much about man-woman relationships (I must admit, as I grew older, things have gotten more complicated . . . when I was 20 years younger, my 2 long-term relationships came into being much more easily . . . I don't know why . . . LOL.) Whenever I wished to know something or have questions in my mind, I was eventually led to the sources or places where I might find my answers, insights, or information. I've always considered those divine guidance. The Universe has led me here when I recently pondered how I may deepen the connection between my new beau and me beside the conventional sex in which we engage.
As I plow through the articles on this web site--and I have not finished reading all of them yet (there is soooo much information, thankfully)--I understand that the bonding practices are to be implemented *daily*. My dilemma is that my relationship with my beau is still rather new . . . although we had known each other for 7 months during which he gently courted me, we only started the "real" dating process 3 months ago. At this early phase, we are not seeing each other everyday . . . in fact, we do not have a predetermined frequency or schedule for our next get-together. I am wondering whether the concepts and bonding behaviors/practices can be applied to brand-new relationships (I've noticed that many practitioners of karezza are married couples.) What can we do when we engage each other infrequently (like once a week)? And would these bonding practices be effective for building emotional connections if not implemented daily but only whenever we get together (such as once a week)?