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.


About the Author:

Stuart Fensterheim, LCSW helps couples to overcome the disconnection in their relationships. As an author, blogger and podcaster, Stuart has helped couples around the world to experience a unique relationship in which they can feel special and important, confident in knowing they are loved deeply and that their presence matters. The Couples Expert Podcast consists of weekly provocative conversations offering the perspectives and insight of experts from a variety of relationship related fields. Stuart also offers daily relationship video tips on The Couples Expert YouTube channel and by subscription in Stuart's Daily Notes. Stuart is happily married and a devoted father of 2 daughters. His office practice serves the greater Phoenix, Arizona area including the cities of Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, and Mesa.