- Wear Him Out
If your man just can't sit still...work out together. According to exercise physiologist Cedric Bryant, PhD, it releases feel-good endorphins into your system that will make you want to bliss out together afterward.
- Rethink Your Pitch
"If you want your boyfriend to relax with you, deliver a suggestion that appeals to him," says David Niven, PhD, author of The 100 Simple Secrets of Great Relationships. For instance, if "let's snuggle" doesn't hook him, suggest you watch his fave show at the same time, so there's a payoff.
- Give Him A Time Frame
Guys don't like the idea of being locked into marathon bonding sessions. "He's more likely to make a habit of spending downtime with you if he knows he can extract himself at some point," says Niven. So when you want him to soak with you in the tub, say "Jump in with me for 10 minutes."