Most couples underestimate the power of touch.
It’s that hug, that pinch on the bottom or a tap on the bottom that is a term of endearment. That show of affection can make a relationship feel solid. I believe it is the recognition that your partner has permission to show you affection.
A study conducted by researchers at the Harvard University of California at Berkley, conducted a five-minute interview with 69 couples who were dealing with the death of a parent, job troubles or illness.
During this interview the researchers noted how often the couples touched each other.
The more the couples touched during the interview, and the longer the contact was, the more comforted the partner seemed to be. It seemed to create a bond that showed support.
Subtle forms of touch like hand-holding or a warm stroke on the arm or back appears to transmit a good vibration.
The action of touch speaks louder than words and says much about the solid foundation of that relationship.
According to Woman’s Health Magazine it takes 5 seconds to convey a complex emotion through touch.
I love touch. I love my feet touched, my neck, arm, etc, etc. It puts me in another Zone. For me it is a sign of caring.
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~Leo Buscaglia, author