The Benefits of Physical Touch

The fifth habit in 9 Habits to Make Love Last is: The Benefits of Physical Touch

Touch has a unique way of bringing us comfort. An arm around us when we’re afraid, or a hand on our knee that tells us the other is there for us, assures us of the caring presence of another.

Physical touch has physiological benefits such as lowering our blood pressure, heart rate, and cortisol levels and thereby reducing stress.

In marriage, we have the enjoyable privileged of giving touch to our mate. Forms of physical touch like holding hands, kissing, and hugging, all communicate to your spouse that they are important, loved and cared for.  Read the rest of this original post here.

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