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The Power of Positive Touch

The power of physical touch is often unparalleled in humans. We often thrive and function better with physical touch. That can be as easy…

The power of physical touch is often unparalleled in humans. We often thrive and function better with physical touch. That can be as easy as holding hands, a satisfying hug or even booking yourself a massage when your opportunities for physical touch may be few and far between. Times of crisis often are marked by a hug due to the endorphins that are released during physical touch and the calm feeling that ensues once pressure is applied during an embrace Applying strategies for physical touch will enhance your relationships and the feelings of the partners within it.

You can often tell a lot about a relationship by the physical touch that exists within it. To a person whose love language is physical touch, a tender hug or a sharp jab will be louder than words. Your spouse, in particular, may find certain kinds of touch either endearing or irritating.

Insisting on continuing troubling touches can be a very loud rebellion of the love and caring that should exist in a healthy relationship. You would essentially be communicating to your partner that you are not sensitive to his or her needs and that you care little about his or her perceptions of what is pleasant.

Physical touch requires little time but will garner a large reward. Sitting close to your partner at an event or even just in front of the television will help communicate your willingness to provide his or her love language needs. Providing a brief but loving touch when you enter a room or leave the house will leave your partner feeling appreciated, loved and missed. Keep in mind that some parts of the body are more sensitive than others. Have fun exploring what kinds of touch might make the person feel the most connected to you over time.

As you travel from place to place, be sure to reach out and grab your significant other’s hand. That simple touch will let your partner enjoy the endorphins released from physical touch and show the world around you the connection you share.

Combine words of affirmation while providing an extra-special squeeze as you hug that person to add additional good feelings within your relationship. When you are surrounded by family or friends, feel free to reach out and hold your partner. Let that person know that no matter the situation, you see him or her and want your partner to feel loved. When you are alone, explore different textured fabrics and various types of touch to liven up your relationship. Who knows where it may lead?

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