Where warm words fall flat, songs of the past fail to evoke nostalgia, it's the loving touch that does the trick - rekindles the spark, reignites the passion. Much mush, no? And why just between couples, sense of touch can work as a great therapy in any relation.
As we talk about the importance of touch, I must mention my best buddy Satyoki here. There are times when we are out together and during conversations some arguments take a serious turn and we develop a cold stance towards each other - avoiding eye contact and just conversing in bare minimum words. And in between all this coldness, suddenly he puts out his hand to hold mine as we cross a busy section of the road or tread an unfamiliar area. I cannot express in words how reassuring that touch suddenly seems - all the stiffness in our stance dissolves. It's like the other person cares for you and is reaching out to you and then all arguments and anger becomes irrelevant. Touch indeed has such an immediate affect. You cannot remain indifferent to it's influence.
One can use all the tangible ways to express love, affection, warmth and concern, but sometimes just a simple, gentle touch transfers all that much more effectively. A gentle loving touch that says you love, you care, you are concerned. A loving touch that reassures and convinces the other person of your presence. So touch to keep the love and passion alive in your relationship, and it will work wonders for your emotional well-being. But of course. :)