This is Part Three of a three-part series. Find part one here and part two here.
13. Make it a habit to touch each other.
Physical touch releases oxytocin, which is known as the “love hormone” and it plays an important role in promoting feelings of trust, devotion and bonding. Here are some more studies about why you need to touch each other more: 6 Surprising Reasons You Need to Be Touched
It’s no surprise that studies have shown elderly nursing home residents usually feel unloved because of a lack of physical contact with others.
Love and marriage experts, Dr. Charles & Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz shared that touching is a key factor to lasting relationships and that most successfully married couples do it often. Their research has even shown that touch outranks sex when it comes to factors of a successful marriage.