Physical touch has never been my top love language but that doesn’t mean I don’t need it, or crave it after a long day of work or when we’ve been apart for an evening. It’s amazing what happens to my mood after a quick cuddle on the couch. I’m not the only one! According to research physical touch can decrease blood pressure and stress hormone levels. This is important because it means that touch has a positive impact on your spouse’s health by reducing heart strain.
Physical touch can be the first thing that goes after a long time together but it doesn’t mean you can’t start today and turn it around. Awareness is the first step. Now take your awareness to the next level and implement some of these simple ways to add physical touch back to your marriage.
1. Hug more. For longer.
2. Hold hands while doing errands or taking a walk around the neighbourhood.
3. Snuggle up on the couch.
4. While talking to each other, hold hands.
5. Place your hand on your spouse’s arm or leg.
Touch is a powerful way to communicate and it will strengthen your marriage. Physical touch can make you feel safe and cared for. It can be a stress reducer and we can all benefit from reducing stress. A physical touch can also rekindle the spark and reignite the passion. Physical touch is a vital tool in sustaining a satisfying and successful marriage.
So tell me, is physical touch your primary love language? Do you touch your spouse easily or does it take some effort on your part?