cooking therapy for a good Relationship

Here's why cooking would help you and your partner.. and also what you shouldn't do...

Cooking with a boyfriend or a fiance is always a very therapeutic process. Known as culinary therapy, the process of cooking is said to be a distressing activity. Psychologically there are many advantages of cooking with your boyfriend like; cooking is often viewed as an art form as much as a science. So, buying groceries, to motor coordination to range of movements - cooking is an overall stress buster. Moreover, we believe a sense of humour and light-heartedness about one's own limitations may occur when a mistake is made or things just don't quite turn out to be edible. Studies show that couples who cook have a longer chance of actually carrying on their marriage. And here's how it helps;

1. Helps build a team: When you cook you learn to rely on each other and work towards a common mission - to make edible food! So divide up tasks and be responsible for it. You can tackle problems, solve them and work together as team!

2. Love in the kitchen: Its fun and a romantic night out right there in the kitchen if you decide to cook with your partner. There's a lot of flirting that happens in a kitchen so yes, cooking does bring about your romantic side. Decide to cook something like chocolate and see where it takes you after that!

3. Be Proud: When you know how much effort has gone into you cooking a dish together, you'd be more proud of what you eat. You'd appreciate yourself and your partner more.

4. Some alone time: Cooking is a great way to spend some time alone with each other. While the rice boils or the vegetable fries, you can always have a long conversation that would only increase the love between you both.

Now we get to the point of the do's and don'ts of cooking with a man/woman. As trivial as it sounds, there are a million things that could go wrong. And here's a few:

1. Never point a finger at the person: Don't point out mistakes or "here's how to do it" pointers. Its annoying and it just kills the mood to cook. Chances are one of you will be bad at cooking and the other one would be a good one- so the good ones, take note!

2. If you're a klutz; stay in a corner: There are loads of men and women who are very organized in life but in the kitchen they're a big klutz! When you realize you're one, make sure you stay out! The last thing you want to do is drop a knife on his feet!

3. If the food comes out wrong, then dont blame each other. Laugh it off!

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