I read a study a few years ago about the science of touching. It has been found that touching can lead to feelings of closeness and intimacy with your partner. If you would like to know more about touching and the science of touch, check out this article… https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sideways-view/201411/the-meaning-touch
A few years ago, the hubbs and I went through a seriously rough patch. I won’t bore you with the details, but suffice it to say, it was a lot of big things coming together into huge, seemingly unfamiliar problems. We split up for a short time, but eventually got back together. However, things were still not right, not like they used to be. We continued to have issues, smaller yes, but issues all the same. A couple of years later, we were still feeling aftershocks. We realized that we had to forgive each other and move on without malice if this was going to work.
Around this time, I read about the psychology of touch. We used to sit next to each other on the couch, kiss whenever we would walk past each other, snuggle while watching tv, but as marriage happens these things can often fall by the wayside. Using touch, reminding ourselves how far we have fallen out of the little things that made our marriage great, we were able to come back together and now our relationship is stronger than ever. If that isn’t a good reason to touch your mate, I don’t know what is!