Hold your partner’s hand tonight

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In 5 seconds: Put the snuggle back in your relationshipimages

Weave more small touches into conversations with your spouse, family, and friends—it’s another way to show loved ones how much they mean to you. Squeeze your spouse’s hand when you’re riding an elevator together, or rub your daughter’s back when you chat about her day. Traveling by train, then site real close and hold hands! Last thing at night and first in the morning snuggle into each other, no words need to be said. The simple act of touching, closely cuddling is enough. We’re cuddle bugs by nature—our endocrine systems release a cascade of positive pleasure chemicals when we receive a caring touch, making us feel more connected and content and less anxious. (One study found that waitresses who touched their customers even earned bigger tips.)

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