Are you in a relationship with someone that you see often, but you feel so disconnected with them? This could be a relationship with a significant other, kids, parents, other family members, or friends? You long to be more connect, but for some reason the intimate connection is slipping away or it is just gone. Well, I want to let you know that you are not alone. Many people today are feeling the same way, which may be strange because we are living in time period and a society where you can easily connect with that person and 500+ more on social media. However we both know that is not the same. In fact, I have seen many relationships where people live and work together but that close bond between both parties are gone – maybe because of busyness, responsibilities, hurt, fear, or sickness to name a few. As a result, we disconnect.
Do you remember how you became part of this world? You were physically connect to someone through the womb – it was your introduction into intimate connections. In fact, touch is the first of the senses to be developed in infants. Thus, physical connection is a human need. Therefore if you feel disconnect, try giving a hug. Research has shown that frequent appropriate physical touches such as hugs increase a person’s physical and mental wellness, strengthens the bond between individuals, promotes trust and security, and makes a person less violent. So if you want more connection and more intimacy with a love one, give them a free gift – a hug from you.