Playful Touch

November 1, 2010

in the generous life

Do you play with your husband? I’m talking about the willingness to be close physically, to touch, tickle, kiss, hug, and generally be physically intimate with him (I’m not necessarily talking about sex, but it would include sex). I’ve seen a number of wives who withdraw physically. They don’t seem to want to be touched, don’t want their hair messed up, etc. The lack of overall touch starves the relationship.

Men typically are fairly physical. Physical touch means something to them and being able to be close physically generally equals intimacy for a man. So snuggle up and get close, often.

Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person.  Author Unknown

Be generous!  Lori <><

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Jillian November 1, 2010 at 7:00 am

This is so true! Early in our marriage, my husband shared with me how much it meant to him that I would sit close and physically touch him (hold hands, arm around the shoulder, etc.) when we were watching movies or TV.

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curvy November 1, 2010 at 11:11 am

Rough housing counts in the “touch” category. It’s a different effect than snuggling but is just as powerful in terms of bonding. My hubby absolutely loves it when we “rassle”. We get lots of good laughs (and perspiration)!

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vigilance November 1, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Me and my hubby love to rough house also, I come from a family with 5 brothers so its right up my ally,and we have 4 little ones so they end up joining in and think its really cool that their mommy and daddy play like that,they always say daddy must really love you…..It also makes my husband feel a lot closer emotionally to me,I know weird but thats how men work ;-)

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Seaweedandraine November 2, 2010 at 3:14 am

I thrive on touch – more than my husband does – but since we have had 2 kids, we will do random things like run into the kitchen and have a quick cuddle while the kids are busy doing something else – kind of puts some excitement in it! I also love those random moments when he is ticklish (he can turn it off).
Just a few moments of touch during the day can freshen the bond that you share, and open up the communication channels for deeper sharing. And really, your husband should be your best friend – having fun with them is important too :)
.-= Seaweedandraine´s last blog ..Missing You =-.

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