We don’t always know what to say in every given situation, and that’s okay. Never underestimate the power of touch in those situations. If your partner is struggling, and you’re not sure what to say, reach out. Touch communicates silently when words fail.
Touch can communicate so much that we are unable to articulate. Even the smallest gesture like a touch on the hand, an arm around the shoulders or a kiss on the top of the head can let your lover know that you’re there for them, that you’re thinking of them and silently supporting them in what they’re going through. It can mean a great deal to someone who is struggling, simply to know you’re there for them.
Even for those less demonstrative, anti- PDA types who are unused to showing physical affection in everyday situations, a loving touch can make a huge difference in your day. Touching shouldn’t always be about sex, though there’s certainly a place for that. Non-sexual touch can communicate more than mere words can hope to say.
Humans crave touch the way plants crave sunshine. From infancy through adulthood, loving touch is crucial to our emotional growth and well-being. If you’re one of those who haven’t received enough of it, it’s never too late. Reach out with a reassuring touch to your partner today and give them the gift of loving support.