New science reveals that when you want to communicate something crucial to your husband, a five second touch can get your message across faster than words ever could.
You know that to keep your relationship strong, being able to communicate is the key. But what you don’t realise is that you don’t always need to have a heart-to-heart, or even speak at all, to stay tight. Instead, a recent study shows that a fleeting touch (we are talking for as little as five seconds) can express specific emotions, such as happiness, love and anger.
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“Touch is one of the most primitive ways we can communicate, but it is also one of the most effective,” explains David Givens, PHD, director of the Centre of Nonverbal Studies. “It’s the first ‘language’ we learn as babies, so we understand it quickly and instinctively.” This is awesome news for couples.
“Since men are less verbal than women are, a simple gesture can have more impact on him than a lengthy conversation might,” says Givens. Read on to discover which touches will do everything from bringing your guy out of a funk to prevent a fight…all without having to utter those four dreaded words: ‘We need to talk.’