Communication is believed to be the backbone of a strong relationship. But as surprising as it sounds, even non-verbal communication can help strengthen a relationship — infact more than its verbal counterpart! And we have scientific evidence to prove our point.
Studies have shown that 2 minutes of uninterrupted gazing can greatly enhance intimacy between partners, and even strangers
In two studies, subjects induced to exchange mutual unbroken gaze for 2 min with a stranger of the opposite sex reported increased feelings of passionate love for each other. In Study I, 96 subjects were run in the four combinations of gazing at the other’s hands or eyes, or in a fifth condition in which the subject was asked to count the other’s eye blinks. Subjects who were gazing at their partner’s eyes, and whose partner was gazing back reported significantly higher feelings of affection than subjects in any other condition. They also reported greater liking than all subjects except those in the eye blink counting condition. In Study II, with 72 subjects, those who engaged in mutual gaze increased significantly their feelings of passionate love, dispositional love, and liking for their partner. This effect occurred only for subjects who were identified on a separate task as more likely to rely on cues from their own behavior in defining their attributes.
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Love is the most beautiful feeling in the world. It’s priceless and makes life exciting. But somewhere as we progress in a relationship, we tend to take things (and others) for granted. We are stuck in the vicious circle of our needs, desires, responsibilities, etc and we forget to communicate love. We forget the very moments that brought us close. The moments which made you realize how worthwhile is life.
It’s important to let your partner know, how much you love, how much you care and how important is this relationship or commitment to you. So go ahead. Go NOW !! Do things that make you both happy. Collect memories. Relive them time and again. Fill your life with Love and Positivity.
Or maybe just take time out and do this simple, fun loving exercise, and rekindle the love & passion in your relationship.