A simple pat on the head. A hug. Holding hands. Or a light rub on the back. These are just some of the little gestures that we do whenever we are with our partner in life. But despite being little gestures, they can make great differences in a romantic relationship, so make sure you always shower your beloved with affection.
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As it turns out, according to a new study by Sabrina Bierstetel of Wayne State University and Richard Slatcher of the University of Georgia, even the slightest touch or smile could be enough to make a difference in your partner’s life. Examining the effects of small expressions of affection on the levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, Bierstetel and Slatcher showed that even holding your partner’s hand can be enough to produce measurable health benefits.
More details about this over at Psychology Today.
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